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.
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.
Martin Pollack, the author of numerous books that deconstruct Austria’s dark history, talks about his family’s Nazi past, the German minority in Slovenia, and how history is repeating itself.
In these two extracts from the novel “Will You Still Love Me Yesterday?”, pensioners Grażyna and Ludwik plan a night of passion for the 50th anniversary of their first sexual encounter, before waking up in surprisingly different bodies.
Back in the early 1980s, “Przekrój” was already instructing our younger readers on the yogic tree pose. But the history of yoga in Poland dates way back to the early 20th century with one Wincenty Lutosławski.
The Orange Alternative was one of the most memorable social movements in the dying years of communism. Why? Because it involved painting dwarfs.
In the 1970s, a Neolithic vase was found during an archaeological dig in southern Poland. It depicts what may be the first roadside tree.
In the 14th century BCE, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton implemented a drastic religious revolution by introducing worship of a god represented by the sun’s disc.
The myths and history of the ancient Greeks and Romans reveal the ways in which they viewed the sun.
According to the ancient myth, the king and sculptor Pygmalion fell in love with an ivory statue of his own creation. What do such legends tell us about the human psyche?
We invite you to watch an animation about Janina Ipohorska, one of the post-war pioneers of “Przekroj”, 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.