History suggests that, in order to kill, people must reject their natural reflexes—often by taking on an animalistic identity.
Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.
The history of the Celts stretches back thousands of years and across the breadth of Central and Western Europe.
The Celtic Druids possessed great knowledge and were highly respected, yet they tended to be violent – and did not have to be men.
Boudica, the queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, led a revolt against the Roman occupation of Britain. She will not be forgotten any time soon.
From the Golden Age of Hollywood to recent slasher flicks, cinema history is full of screams. The Wilhelm Scream might be its most famous.
Born in the early 19th century, Ada Lovelace defied the gender norms of her time by making significant contributions to the field of computing – and becoming the first computer programmer.
Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sophia both loved and tormented each other. How did the troubled Russian writer live his last few months?
The sages and mystics of ancient Greece engaged in practices that bear resemblance to those of Siberian shamans. How might they be connected?
Between the Middle Ages and the turn of the 19th century, the custom of wearing mourning jewellery flourished, especially among the British elite.
Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.
Throughout history, the definition of beauty has changed a lot. But beyond individual and contemporary tastes, some things have never really gone out of fashion. Here’s another video by Kurzgesagt.
For some two million years, the lives of our ancestors basically remained unchanged. It was around 20,000 years ago that the behaviourally modern humans began a process that would change our lifestyles forever.
We invite you to watch an animation about Janina Ipohorska, one of the post-war pioneers of “Przekrój”, who for years was the deputy of editor-in-chief Marian Eile. The video was created for the occasion of our 75th birthday. Enjoy!
At the ripe old age of 96, Poland’s oldest blogger describes the art of sarcasm and scathing comebacks. Original publication by Irena "Kika" Szaszkiewiczowa.
Our ancestors lived in trees millions of years ago. Perhaps that’s why humans seem intent on returning to them. Original publication by Łukasz Stępnik.
We present you with an alternative history of the Roman Catholic Church led by a woman, Pope Frances. Original publication by Adam Węgłowski.