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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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16 results
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Reading
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The Man Behind Agnieszka Holland’s “Charlatan”
The Man Behind Agnieszka Holland’s “Charlatan”
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The Czech herbalist Jan Mikolášek – hero of Agnieszka Holland’s latest film “Charlatan” – lived a fascinating life, healing Nazis, communists, and perhaps even kings.

Michał Zabłocki

Magazine / society
A Discreet Genius
A Discreet Genius
Magazine / society

The Hungarian Ervin László was originally a classical pianist, before later becoming a philosopher of science and advocate of quantum consciousness.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
On Spiritual Care
On Spiritual Care
Magazine / society

In a society where the notion of care is abundant, we appear to be lacking figures that represent a kind of caring guardianship. Where can we find them?

Marcin Polak

Reading / society
Dukkha
Dukkha
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An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how the path to liberation is, in fact, quite ordinary – in the third part of our new series about Buddhism.

Juliusz Strachota

Reading / society
How Was I Supposed to Not Know?
How Was I Supposed to Not Know?
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An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how he chose which school to follow – in the second part of our new series about Buddhism.

Juliusz Strachota

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The Most Important Tree in the World
The Most Important Tree in the World
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An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how it all began – in the first part of our new series about Buddhism.

Juliusz Strachota

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Dō, or the Way
Dō, or the Way
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The centuries-old traditional Japanese arts illustrate the way in which we can set out on the road and achieve our goals.

Piotr Milewski

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Sweat, Sage and Shamans
Sweat, Sage and Shamans
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Sweatlodge purification ceremonies – part of the traditions of various Indigenous peoples – are also practised in Poland. Is this cultural appropriation?

Ewa Pluta

Magazine / culture
The Fable of the Fearful Man
The Fable of the Fearful Man
Magazine / culture

On the 210th anniversary of the death of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Tomasz Wiśniewski pays tribute to the great tzadik by writing a literary parable.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / society
There Were no Witches, Only Women
There Were no Witches, Only Women
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What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the second part include the descendants of those persecuted during the Basque trials.

Ana Maria Luca

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