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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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58 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
A Note of Nature
A Note of Nature
Magazine / culture

Musical compositions inspired by the sounds of nature can bring relief, while simultaneously raising awareness of issues related to climate change.

Wioleta Żochowska

Reading / culture
Ghost-Summoning Drums
Ghost-Summoning Drums
Reading / culture

Piotr Cichocki, an ethnographer and curator of the 1000Hz record label, talks about the Vimbuza dance ceremony in Malawi.

Jan Błaszczak

Reading / science
Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
Reading / science

From free jazz to Bach, both music therapy and self-directed listening can have multiple health benefits for the human brain and mind.

Enis Yucekoralp

Magazine / culture
Bored to Tears? Use Your Ears!
Bored to Tears? Use Your Ears!
Magazine / culture

In a world full of constant noise, it is easy to shut off from quieter sounds. By soundwalking, we can open our ears up again.

Iza Smelczyńska

Magazine / society
A Discreet Genius
A Discreet Genius
Magazine / society

The Hungarian Ervin László was originally a classical pianist, before later becoming a philosopher of science and advocate of quantum consciousness.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
A Sonic Suprise
A Sonic Suprise
Magazine / society

Cymatics – the study of visible sound – is quite easily explored. All you need to do is rub your fingers around the rim of a glass...

Iza Smelczyńska

Magazine / culture
Hey Jules, Don’t Be Afraid
Hey Jules, Don’t Be Afraid
Magazine / culture

“Hey Jude” is one of The Beatles’ most well-known and popular songs. But who was the song originally written for?

Piotr Żelazny

Magazine / culture
Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son
Magazine / culture

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach lived mostly in the shadow of his father, Johann Sebastian. Yet his music still stands the test of time.

Marcin Masecki

Reading / culture
Fluidity of Thought
Fluidity of Thought
Reading / culture

Thurston Moore talks about his latest album, the role of religion in his upbringing, and what artists can do in challenging times.

Adam Zdrodowski

Magazine / culture
A Grown-Up Lullaby
A Grown-Up Lullaby
Magazine / culture

Contrary to intuition, music can actually help us get to sleep. In fact, composers such as Max Richter and Robert Rich have organized sleeping concerts.

Iza Smelczyńska

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