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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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196 results
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Magazine
Magazine / science
The whole-planet view
The whole-planet view
Magazine / science

Psychedelics offer a sense of expansive connectedness, just like astronauts have felt looking back to Earth from space.

Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy & Alex Evans

Reading / literature
My Three Wishes
My Three Wishes
Reading / literature

In 1980, the Polish science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem was asked by a German publisher to list his three most personal wishes. He reveals them in this exclusive translation.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / science
The Rhythm of the Night
The Rhythm of the Night
Reading / science

Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia?

Enis Yucekoralp

Reading / science
Earth Alienation
Earth Alienation
Reading / science

Earlier this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first human passengers into space. What might an essay written by Hannah Arendt in the 1960s tell us about the commercialization of outer space?

Shoaib Shafi

Reading / science
A Marriage of Glaciers
A Marriage of Glaciers
Reading / science

In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.

Klaudia Khan

Magazine / science
There Is No Spoon
There Is No Spoon
Magazine / science

The teachings of the Buddha (and the writing of secular journalist Robert Wright) can help us understand how to free ourselves from the captivity of the brain.

Aleksandra Reszelska

Magazine / science
Are we morally obligated to meditate?
Are we morally obligated to meditate?
Magazine / science

A growing body of neuroscience research shows that meditation can make us better to each other.

Sigal Samuel

Magazine / society
This incredible meditation will help solve your existential dread
This incredible meditation will help solve your existential dread
Magazine / society

Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.

Scotty Hendricks

Magazine / science
Fasting to the Rescue
Fasting to the Rescue
Magazine / science

Fasting might sound like a painful idea, but according to a recent MIT study, it can have serious health benefits.

Magazine / science
In Rhythm with the Sun
In Rhythm with the Sun
Magazine / science

The human body has adapted to function in cycles of light and dark. Here’s what goes inside your organism during one 24-hour shift.

Tomasz Sitarz

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