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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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17 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / feuilleton
On Walruses
Reading / feuilleton

The nature documentary “Our Planet” portrays in shocking scenes how we, humans, are directly contributing to the suffering of animals that rely on sea ice. It is imperative that we do not become complacent about such distress.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / science
Eyes of Green
Eyes of Green
Reading / science

Trees can live for hundreds – and in some cases, tens of thousands – of years, making them the most well-versed historians… if only we could communicate with them.

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / society
Reborn in the Forest
Reborn in the Forest
Magazine / society

After years of documenting death and suffering, the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado turned his lens towards life – the biodiversity of our planet’s flora and fauna, and its indigenous peoples who live in harmony with nature.

Agata Kasprolewicz

Magazine / culture
Listening to the Stars
Listening to the Stars
Magazine / culture

Polish composer Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil talks about an incredible moment in Nazareth, the importance of silence for composers, and the inspiring beauty of hearing the forest.

Jan Pelczar

Reading / culture
Some Interesting ‘Facts’ About the Octopus
Some Interesting ‘Facts’ About the Octopus
Reading / culture

Pourcontrel, eight-armed cuttle, devilfish, poulp – these are just some of the many nicknames given to octopuses. Find out more ‘facts’ about everyone’s favourite eight-legged cephalopod.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Magazine / science
Brainy Cephalopods
Brainy Cephalopods
Magazine / science

Squids and octopuses are intelligent creatures with an unearthly beauty, as illustrated perfectly by the paintings of Ernst Haeckel.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / feuilleton
For Free
Reading / feuilleton

To look up at the marvellous, shape-shifting clouds costs nothing, but can make you feel incredibly rich.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / science
All the Dark We Cannot See
All the Dark We Cannot See
Reading / science

Excess light disturbs the functioning of not only humans, but also animals and plants. In order to live, we must do our best to preserve darkness.

Agnieszka Fiedorowicz

Magazine / science
The Glow
The Glow
Magazine / science

Sunlight brings about wonderful metamorphoses – within our human bodies, within the way we see nature, and most importantly, within plants.

Urszula Zajączkowska

Magazine / culture
The Man Who Tames the Elements
The Man Who Tames the Elements
Magazine / culture

Olafur Eliasson talks about recreating the sun, light in art, and engaging with the world beyond the gallery.

Jan Pelczar

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