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Space Is Never Empty
Space Is Never Empty
Reading / society

The built environment – that which encompasses architecture – is rarely neutral. It intertwines with history and memory, as examples from France and Poland illustrate.

Natalia Domagała

Reading / science
What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
Reading / science

The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people.

Paul Ratner

Reading / science
31st January 1863
31st January 1863
Reading / science

On this day in 1863, a certain French author published his first novel, about three Brits taking a balloon trip over Africa. Jules Verne’s debut was a hit, and guaranteed his legacy.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / society
January in History
January in History
Reading / society

Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of January.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / society
An Imagined Europe, But a Real One
An Imagined Europe, But a Real One
Reading / society

Architect Łukasz Galusek takes us on a tour through the towns, landscapes and architecture of Central Europe, where history and memory is ever-present.

Paulina Małochleb

Magazine / culture
The Trials of the Dead
The Trials of the Dead
Magazine / culture

The ancient Egyptians – quite unlike any other civilization – placed a huge emphasis on death in their customs, rituals and beliefs.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / science
5th December 1952
5th December 1952
Reading / science

On this day in 1952, just over a decade after the wartime Blitz, death from above hit the streets of London again. Smog was everywhere, blinding pedestrians and even creeping into cinema screens.

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / society
A City in Ruins
A City in Ruins
Magazine / society

World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / science
Mythology and Mitochondria
Mythology and Mitochondria
Magazine / science

Oren Harman, author of “Evolution: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World”, talks about Daedalus and Icarus, the power of myths, and the role of storytelling in science.

Tomasz Sitarz

Magazine / science
In Tumulus and Wilderness
In Tumulus and Wilderness
Magazine / science

The Białowieża Primaeval Forest is one of the oldest forests in Europe. It is also home to a number of centuries-old burial mounds.

Jędrzej Wojnar

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Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happy
Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happy
media / Video

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.

media / Video
The Human Era
The Human Era
media / Video

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.

media / Video
A Woman with a Pebble in Her Heart
A Woman with a Pebble in Her Heart
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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!

media / Audio
Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa ♫
Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa ♫
media / Audio

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.

Irena „Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa

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Six Feet Above the Ground. A Brief Overview of Tree-Top Living ♫
Six Feet Above the Ground. A Brief Overview of Tree-Top Living ♫
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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.

Łukasz Stępnik

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The Woes of Pope Frances. An Alternative Papal History ♫
The Woes of Pope Frances. An Alternative Papal History ♫
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We present you with an alternative history of the Roman Catholic Church led by a woman, Pope Frances. Original publication by Adam Węgłowski.

Adam Węgłowski

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