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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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Reading / literature
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
Reading / literature

A short story set in 2040, when due to global warming Iceland’s climate becomes vastly colder and harsher. A biology teacher disappears during a school trip and her daughter starts to search for her.

Birna Anna Björnsdóttir

Magazine / culture
The Season of Jólabókaflóðið
The Season of Jólabókaflóðið
Magazine / culture

The love for literature is what has always connected Icelanders. We sometimes claim that everyone on the island is a writer.

Birna Anna Björnsdóttir

Magazine / society
A Sparsely-Populated Spa
A Sparsely-Populated Spa
Magazine / society

In spite of its unforgiving weather and lack of forests, more and more tourists are discovering that a trip to Iceland is the perfect detox.

Iza Smelczyńska

Magazine / society
The Power of Narrative
The Power of Narrative
Magazine / society

Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason talks about how to write about climate change, the intersection of death and nature, and Iceland’s sacred cow.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / society
All the Deaths of Elisabeth
All the Deaths of Elisabeth
Magazine / society

The Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a pioneer in the study of dying and grief, paving the way for the hospice care movement.

Maria Hawranek

Reading / culture
Nature Is Not Nice
Nature Is Not Nice
Reading / culture

Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Reading / science
A Marriage of Glaciers
A Marriage of Glaciers
Reading / science

In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.

Klaudia Khan

Magazine / culture
The First Roadside Tree
The First Roadside Tree
Magazine / culture

In the 1970s, a Neolithic vase was found during an archaeological dig in southern Poland. It depicts what may be the first roadside tree.

Michał Książek

Magazine / society
Monks on Ice
Monks on Ice
Magazine / society

The Tibetan Buddhist breathing technique ‘tummo’ creates inner heat. The practice of similar techniques might have helped the likes of Wim Hof to achieve the seemingly impossible in extreme cold.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / society
Icelandic Survival Strategies
Icelandic Survival Strategies
Magazine / society

In the far north of Iceland, on the coast of the fjord Dýrafjörður, social reciprocity and artistic expression are valued above all else.

Anna Berestecka

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