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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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The Internets
The Internets
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The internet, despite being widely available, as a virtual entity remains elusive. Its visualisation (what we know as the internet) is a collection of blue images, implicating digital modernity. Underneath those notions, however, hide addresses of companies that provide services and management of the internet.

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Eternal Summer
Eternal Summer
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Fokas boldly strips his model-friends down in front of the lens; yet, their poses are far from sexualized. A physical and spatial tension unfolds, as playful and surreal corporeal formations engage in a choreographic interplay of attraction, seduction, detachment, and resistance. Flirting with autonomy and vulnerability, his subjects are often witnessed as being in distress.

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Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us (audio)
Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us (audio)
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We have more in common with cats and dogs than some people think – especially when it comes to cheekily deceiving each other. Original text by Ludwika Włodek. Read by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Ludwika Włodek

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The Oak Chronicles (audio)
The Oak Chronicles (audio)
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An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet. Original text by Urszula Zajączkowska. Read by Sean Palmer.

Urszula Zajączkowska

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Life in a Sealed Jar. A Brief History of Terrariums (audio)
Life in a Sealed Jar. A Brief History of Terrariums (audio)
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Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany. Original text by Joanna Dobkowska. Read by Konstancja Dangel.

Joanna Dobkowska

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How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually? (audio)
How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually? (audio)
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“The power of egoism is so strong, that we constantly forget who we truly are: pure being and consciousness.” Original text by Marshall Govindan Satchidananda. Read by Konstancja Dangel.

Marshall Govindan Satchidananda

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Too Much Love (audio)
Too Much Love (audio)
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A young man’s corpse is found at an eighteenth birthday party. Is it a drug-related death, a suicide, or perhaps even a murder? A short story set in Warsaw. Read by Daniel Sax.

Wojciech Chmielarz

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Watercolours Under a Spacesuit (audio)
Watercolours Under a Spacesuit (audio)
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The Space Race was a secretive time for the Soviets. So secretive, that the cosmic spacecraft watercolours painted by the Russian architect Galina Balashova have been completely forgotten. Written by Konstanty Usenko. Read by Daniel Sax.

Konstanty Usenko

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The Quest for Coloured Glass (audio)
The Quest for Coloured Glass (audio)
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A childhood memory of coloured glass leads our writer to reflect on the nostalgic attachment to places, and the existential alienation of non-places. Written by Tomasz Stawiszyński. Read By Daniel Sax.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

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Women Who Know (audio)
Women Who Know (audio)
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The Kashubia region in northern Poland is home to the country’s last generation of witches. These women use their powers to cure and help people, as the grand-niece of one such witch finds out. Original text by Stasia Budzisz. Read by Daniel Sax.

Stasia Budzisz

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