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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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103 results
103 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
The Cake
The Cake
Reading / culture

Some unsolved mysteries—especially those made from flour, sugar, butter, and eggs—can end up being remarkably delicious.

Matthew Coachinger

Reading / culture
Chess
Chess
Reading / culture

On the existential despair of a supercomputer, which is forced to play tournaments again and again—and never lose.

Matthew Coachinger

Magazine / culture
The Babus of Nayanjore
The Babus of Nayanjore
Magazine / culture

A short story by the Bengali polymath about the clash between different classes and generations—and between tradition and modernity.

Rabindranath Tagore

Magazine / culture
The Truest Fiction
The Truest Fiction
Magazine / culture

In his latest novel “Elizabeth Finch,” British author Julian Barnes blends fact and fiction to create a compelling critique of contemporary understandings of the past.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
Lord Beast
Lord Beast
Magazine / culture

A short story about how sometimes the gravest monsters are those inside humans, set centuries ago in a mystical land of islands, knights, and animals.

Radek Rak

Reading / society
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
Reading / society

The mysterious intelligent ocean in Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” has been interpreted as a metaphor for the subconscious, God, modern technology, and more. But what if we saw it as an emblem of social media?

Aleksei Morozov

Magazine / culture
Lematrix
Lematrix
Magazine / culture

The books of science fiction writer Stanisław Lem contain interesting – if disturbing – visions of the world around us as a mere illusion.

Piotr Paziński

Magazine / culture
Lem, the Prophet
Lem, the Prophet
Magazine / culture

More than half a century ago, the Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem predicted a great deal of the gadgets and technology that we regularly use today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part I)
137 Seconds (Part I)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part II)
137 Seconds (Part II)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

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