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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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56 results
56 results
Reading
Reading
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

Magazine / culture
Black Heart Sutra
Black Heart Sutra
Magazine / culture

What do Bruce Lee, chess, and the Black Lives Matter movement have in common? The answer is, of course, the cult hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan.

Piotr Żelazny

Reading / science
The Rhythm of the Night
The Rhythm of the Night
Reading / science

Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia?

Enis Yucekoralp

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