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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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14 results
14 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Open Your Ears
Open Your Ears
Magazine / society

Truly hearing what someone else has to say—or even the birds outside the window—is a rare skill. Yet it can benefit everyone’s health and wellbeing.

Aleksandra Pezda

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

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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