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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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42 results
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Magazine
Magazine / society
Garden Greens
Garden Greens
Magazine / society

Spring is the perfect time to pick the leaves of nettle, starwort, dandelion, common yarrow and sheep’s sorrel.

Jakub Bas

Magazine / society
The Maple’s Face
The Maple’s Face
Magazine / society

The trees of our childhood – with their exceptional shapes, boughs and presence – can feel very human, almost like old friends...

Michał Książek

Magazine / science
Through Storm and Drought
Through Storm and Drought
Magazine / science

Edith and Frederic Clements were early pioneers in ecology and the holistic approach to nature – yet their work has not been fully appreciated until recently.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
The Queen’s Lily
The Queen’s Lily
Magazine / culture

In the 19th century, the giant lily was brought from Guyana to Victorian Britain. There, gardener Joseph Paxton displayed the plant’s remarkable architectural properties.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Magazine / society
Daisies Forever
Daisies Forever
Magazine / society

Daisies contain flavonoids and vitamin C – even better, they can be picked in the wild and pickled in a jar.

Łukasz Łuczaj

Magazine / science
The Quack
The Quack
Magazine / science

Zoopharmacognosy—the self-medicating behavior of birds and other animals—can teach us humans a lot about how to live in tandem with the natural world.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
Trees Die Twice
Trees Die Twice
Magazine / science

Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / society
The Power of Vinegar
The Power of Vinegar
Magazine / society

Vinegar has many medicinal properties and health benefits. Even better, it is easy to make your own vinegars at home.

Dominika Bok

Magazine / society
The Scent of Elves
The Scent of Elves
Magazine / society

Lavender oil has numerous health benefits. It can help with anxiety and depression, has a strong antihistamine effect, and might even relieve cold sores.

Dominika Bok

Magazine / culture
People, Plants and Gods
People, Plants and Gods
Magazine / culture

The Neolithic revolution brought with it the advent of agriculture. What exactly did this entail and who should we thank for it?

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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