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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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Reading / science
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
Reading / science

American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Gordon Hempton

Reading / feuilleton
In Search of Silence (Part II)
Reading / feuilleton

Silence is so difficult to find; even when we think we’ve found it, we still have to deal with our own internal psychological noise.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / society
A Kingdom for Silence
A Kingdom for Silence
Magazine / society

For most of us, exposure to noise is inescapable (and is only getting worse). Its consequences for our health are manifold.

Agnieszka Fiedorowicz

Magazine / society
As Loud as Possible
As Loud as Possible
Magazine / society

When was the last time that you were truly surrounded by silence? City life is inevitably always accompanied by noise, and it’s a growing problem for our health.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / science
Oh Silence, Oh Deathly Silent Uproar!*
Oh Silence, Oh Deathly Silent Uproar!*
Magazine / science

Noise is all around us. So it has been, ever since we swapped our hunter-gatherer lifestyle for city-living – which is where the ancients’ complicated relationship with silence began…

Paweł Janiszewski

Magazine / society
The Extinction of Silence
The Extinction of Silence
Magazine / society

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton talks about the sound of melting snow, what it means to truly listen, and how silence continues to creep away from us.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / society
Holy Silence
Holy Silence
Magazine / society

Sometimes, our modern lives become cluttered with too much psychological noise. That’s when it’s nice to step away, perhaps to a convent, for a silent retreat.

Aleksandra Kozłowska

Reading / feuilleton
In Search of Silence (Part I)
Reading / feuilleton

To our detriment, silence is in short supply. In fact, noise can be harmful to both us humans and the environment we live in.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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