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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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Oasis: In Our Quarantine Yard
Oasis: In Our Quarantine Yard
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Irmina Walczak’s series was created during the 95 days that her family was confined in the Spanish countryside, the place where the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic took them by surprise.

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 Butterflies
Butterflies
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In “Butterflies”, Silvia Pogoda guides viewers through the different stages of experiencing and perceiving the life cycle: youth, maturity and old age.

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What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?
What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?
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Humans are proud of a lot of things, from particle accelerators, to poetry and pokemon. All of them made possible because of something humans value extremely highly: intelligence.

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The Bay
The Bay
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The point of departure for Sława Harasymowicz’s exhibition is a tragedy that took place in the closing days of World War II, in Neustadt Bay, near Lübeck. Prisoners evacuated from the Neuengamme concentration camp lost their lives in the bombardment of three German ships by the RAF; among those who perished was the artist’s great-uncle, Marian Górkiewicz. The artist undertook years of research to learn the circumstances behind her relative’s death.

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My Name Is Fear
My Name Is Fear
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I was seven years old when I got scared for the first time. I was getting back from school when my friend told me: “Did you know that if you reveal your hair out of your scarf, God will punish you by hanging you from it?”

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Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!
Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!
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Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.

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The enigma of the four elements
The enigma of the four elements
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Cristina García Rodero, The enigma of the four elements, 1997

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Milk: White Poison or Healthy Drink?
Milk: White Poison or Healthy Drink?
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In the last 10 years, milk has become slightly controversial. Some people claim that it’s indispensable, nutritious and crucial for healthy bones, while others tend to say it might cause cancer and lead to premature death. So who is right? And why do we keep drinking it?

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Zero at the Bone
Zero at the Bone
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Balarama Heller’s project “Zero at The Bone” presents an eerie view of primordial, reptilian life in the Everglades. An oft-documented area, Heller’s project is altogether unique: choosing to shoot in the darkness of night, when the outline of the familiar is dimmed, Heller draws on “symbolism and the haptic” to present the relationship between predator and prey as nebulous.

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Loneliness
Loneliness
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Everybody feels lonely sometimes. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?

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