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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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All Quiet on the Eastern Front
All Quiet on the Eastern Front
Magazine / culture

Journalist and activist Elena Kostyuchenko talks about the dangers of her investigative journalism, the new Russia, and why she will always struggle to leave the country of her birth.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / society
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
Reading / society

The mysterious intelligent ocean in Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” has been interpreted as a metaphor for the subconscious, God, modern technology, and more. But what if we saw it as an emblem of social media?

Aleksei Morozov

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Longing for Emptiness
Longing for Emptiness
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In a world of social media and internet scrolling, information is everywhere. How can we turn off and avoid overstimulating our brains?

Aleksandra Kozłowska

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A Time of Revolt
A Time of Revolt
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Israeli journalist Nadav Eyal – author of the book “Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization” – talks about the crisis of globalization and the ongoing revolt against it.

Paulina Wilk

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News Is a Social Enterprise
News Is a Social Enterprise
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Alan Rusbridger talks about the how “The Guardian” was founded, the issues with media monopolies, and why news should be a public service.

Urszula Kaczorowska

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We Asked Teenagers What Adults Are Missing About Technology
We Asked Teenagers What Adults Are Missing About Technology
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Social media allows young people to explore how they express themselves, says the winner of a youth essay contest organized by “MIT Technology Review”, in response to the question: “What do adults not know about my generation and technology?”

Taylor Fang

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“Przekrój” for Beginners
“Przekrój” for Beginners
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“Przekrój” revisits the story of our magazine – from a cramped tenement block in post-war Kraków, to the relaunched and revitalized quarterly in modern-day Warsaw.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / science
How the Sun Discovered Life on the Moon
How the Sun Discovered Life on the Moon
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More than 180 years ago, a New York newspaper published a series of sensational reports about life on the Moon. They fooled most of their readers, including some scientists.

Katarzyna Sroczyńska

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Devil’s Rib
Devil’s Rib
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40 years ago, an escape into Polish wilderness was usually because of being an outlaw, a dissident of the communist regime, or an adventurer. Today, the fatigue of modern life and fears of humanity collapse push humans towards living life closer to nature.

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MUJERES DE LA TIERRA
MUJERES DE LA TIERRA
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The Covid-19 pandemic has put into perspective that domestic life is a risky scenario for thousands of Mexican women. Five sisters behind the Mujeres de la Tierra (Women of the Land) collective have experienced this violence in their homes and know that if a woman does not have economic autonomy, she will be more limited in separating from her abuser.

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Professor Filutek, part 25
Professor Filutek, part 25
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Professor Filutek slips into the shadows.

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The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things
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Humans are the only living beings who are aware of the transcience of life. We are bound to accept this fact with total vulnerability. How can the transient nature of our personality be acknowledged in an individualist society?

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The Exchange #2
The Exchange #2
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Chloé Milos Azzopardi’s work sits at the intersection between documentary and poetic photography. Her images collect moments of surreal intimacy, fragments of reality that happen in her day-to-day life and that she minutely captures and transforms, making them her own.

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Mother’s Therapy
Mother’s Therapy
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Mathias de Lattre developed an interest in natural psychedelics, in particular psilocybin mushrooms. For ten years, he had the intuition that they might constitute an alternative to the psychiatric treatment of his mother.

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Yaya
Yaya
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In her photographic practice, Hailun Luo focuses with dedication and empathy on various subjects, but most of all on people who, in posing, become the co-creators and protagonists of her stories.

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Professor Filutek, part 33
Professor Filutek, part 33
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A decibel duel.

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Brackish Tears
Brackish Tears
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In his work, Santanu Dey deals with the topic of the Marichjhapi massacre. In an effort to trace the entire structure of violence related to migration and displacement, the artist goes back to the “Mahabharata”, an ancient Hindu epic.

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Professor Filutek, part 20
Professor Filutek, part 20
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Defying gravity.

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