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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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48 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / science
The Birds and the Bees
The Birds and the Bees
Reading / science

Orgies, love triangles, necrophilia – nature’s amorous repertoire is just a debauched as that of humans, and in some cases even more so.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / society
Humans Need Nature to Blossom
Humans Need Nature to Blossom
Reading / society

Sue Stuart-Smith – a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author of the book “The Well-Gardened Mind” – talks about the importance of gardens, plants and green spaces for our mental wellbeing.

Anna Tatarska

Magazine / science
Baby Beasts
Baby Beasts
Magazine / science

From post-natal death to hatching out of a mother’s back, the modes of reproduction in the animal world are far more varied than that of humans.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / society
All That Green Stuff
All That Green Stuff
Magazine / society

Modern society is moving further and further away from greenery, with forests and parks obscured behind screens and windows.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

Magazine / society
The Wisdom of Flowers
The Wisdom of Flowers
Magazine / society

Spring is the perfect time to be inspired by nature – flowers can be a great source of knowledge for us humans.

Maria Górz

Magazine / science
Explainer: what are fractals?
Explainer: what are fractals?
Magazine / science

Fractals are exquisite structures produced by nature, hiding in plain sight all around us.

Michael Rose

Magazine / science
The Unbearable Fluidity of Being
The Unbearable Fluidity of Being
Magazine / science

A trip to the forest gives us the chance to reflect on nature – in all its wet, blooming, perfumed springtime glory.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
Little Things That Matter
Little Things That Matter
Magazine / science

Plankton usually take on tiny forms and exist in beautiful variety. They are also a key part of the ocean’s ecology – and are under threat from the climate crisis.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / science
Isolated Island Group Is Now One of the World’s Largest Animal Sanctuaries
Isolated Island Group Is Now One of the World’s Largest Animal Sanctuaries
Reading / science

One of the world’s most isolated island groups has just been made one of the world’s largest ocean reserves.

Scotty Hendricks

Reading / literature
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
Reading / literature

A short story set in 2040, when due to global warming Iceland’s climate becomes vastly colder and harsher. A biology teacher disappears during a school trip and her daughter starts to search for her.

Birna Anna Björnsdóttir

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