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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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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
The Wild Wisła We Love!
The Wild Wisła We Love!
Magazine / culture

The artists Ewa Ciepielewska and Agnieszka Brzeżańska talk about their annual art residency FLOW, which is held on a boat that traverses the length of the Vistula River.

Karol Radziszewski

Magazine / society
A Tiger Won’t Look You in The Eye
A Tiger Won’t Look You in The Eye
Magazine / society

At the confluence of three rivers in the Bay of Bengal, the Sundarbans mangrove forest grows. A beautiful place, yet with rising tides and Bengal tigers, life here is unstable.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
The Nine-Mouthed River
The Nine-Mouthed River
Magazine / society

In southern Vietnam, a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands is home to 20 million people, most of whom rely on the water for their everyday activities and livelihoods. Yet newly-built dams and the imminent climate catastrophe could soon change all of this.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
The Spa Town and the Summer Resort
The Spa Town and the Summer Resort
Magazine / culture

To the south-east of Warsaw lie two vacation towns: Otwock and Świder. Popular through the first half of the 20th century, both destinations have recently been enjoying a local revival.

Renata Senktas

Magazine / society
You’ll See When the Rain Comes
You’ll See When the Rain Comes
Magazine / society

The Nile river eventually flows into the Mediterranean Sea, but has more humble origins. One such source is the Blue Nile at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, where water can be in short supply for large parts of the year.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / literature
A Trip To Świder
A Trip To Świder
Reading / literature

“Are you going to Świder? / Because I’m going to Świder.” A poem by a “Przekrój” favourite.

Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński

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