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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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33 results
33 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Element of Equilibrium
Element of Equilibrium
Reading / culture

In his recent book “Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough”, psychiatrist Walter A. Brown gives an overview of lithium – the drug that has proved to be especially useful for those experiencing bipolar disorder.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / society
Like a Cow Chewing Grass
Like a Cow Chewing Grass
Reading / society

Negative thoughts tire us out psychologically. Sometimes they return again and again, like a boomerang, trapping our mind in a difficult cycle. What can we do with such thoughts?

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

Magazine / society
The Happy Moments Trap
The Happy Moments Trap
Magazine / society

We often think of retreating to some secluded, distance place, full of heavenly peace. But behind such dreams often lie quite unheavenly motives.

Adam Aduszkiewicz

Magazine / society
On Rowanberries and Parsnip
On Rowanberries and Parsnip
Magazine / society

In this edition of “Miracle Diet”, we look at how to cook with the fruit of the rowan tree, the history of the parsnip, and life living on an allotment.

Monika Kucia

Reading / society
Sadness Is Not a Disease
Sadness Is Not a Disease
Reading / society

Allan Horwitz talks about the murky relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry, the history of diagnosis, and the problems with pathologizing regular human emotions.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / science
10 New Things We’ve Learned About Death
10 New Things We’ve Learned About Death
Reading / science

If you don't want to know anything about your death, consider this your spoiler warning.

Kevin Dickinson/Big Think

Magazine / society
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Magazine / society

A psychologist outlines four meditation exercises for the autumn months.

Julia E. Wahl

Reading / society
Finding Peace Through Yoga
Finding Peace Through Yoga
Reading / society

VEToga is a yoga programme developed specifically for war veterans. It was designed by Justin Blazejewski, who began to experience PTSD after 10 years of military service.

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

Magazine / society
The ‘100-Mile’ Rule
The ‘100-Mile’ Rule
Magazine / society

In our globalized world, the plethora of culinary choices is a wonderful thing… at least for those in the Global North. A switch to local food might benefit all of us.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / society
Liberal and Puritan
Liberal and Puritan
Magazine / society

Swedes are well-known across the world for their relaxed attitude to nakedness. Yet, in recent years, the Scandinavian country’s relationship with nudity has become more complex.

Katarzyna Tubylewicz

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