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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / science
Primordial Broth
Primordial Broth
Magazine / science

With the help of a mysterious manual—and his vivid imagination—a biologist uses the metaphor of soup to explain how living cells are created.

Tomasz Sitarz

Magazine / science
Simple Answers Don’t Exist
Simple Answers Don’t Exist
Magazine / science

Popular science writer Carl Zimmer talks about the multitude of ways in which we can define life and death, and what this means for us.

Jan Dzierzgowski

Magazine / science
There Will Be Life
There Will Be Life
Magazine / science

Astrobiologist Janusz Pętkowski talks about whether extra-terrestrial life might exist on the planet Venus.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Reading / science
Scientists Identify 24 Planets Potentially Better Suited For Life Than Earth
Scientists Identify 24 Planets Potentially Better Suited For Life Than Earth
Reading / science

The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.

Robby Berman

Magazine / society
Hang in There
Hang in There
Magazine / society

In this 1979 report from the “Przekrój” archives, a series of journalists, clinicians and audience members muse on how to find joy in life.

Przekrój

Magazine / society
Say Yes to the World
Say Yes to the World
Magazine / society

In the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote the infamous words: “God is dead.” Yet rather than being a provocative attack on religion, the philosopher’s statement was an invitation to affirm one’s life.

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

Magazine / science
A Journey to the Source of Life
A Journey to the Source of Life
Magazine / science

The planet Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago; one billion years or so later, the first life forms emerged. What exactly created these initial microorganisms?

January Weiner & January Weiner

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