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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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A City in Ruins
A City in Ruins
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World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / culture
Sister Florence Turns On the Light
Sister Florence Turns On the Light
Magazine / culture

Florence Nightingale was the pre-eminent pioneer of nursing. Her biography is equally remarkable, as a professional woman in Victorian Britain.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / society
Miss Gienia
Miss Gienia
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The school canteen menu in Poland is full of traditional comfort food. That same home-made feeling of culinary nostalgia can also be found in the country’s milk bars.

Marta Zboralska

Reading / literature
The Adventures of Sindbad the Seafarer
The Adventures of Sindbad the Seafarer
Reading / literature

In the first translation of Bolesław Leśmian’s classic children’s book “The Adventures of Sindbad the Seafarer”, the eponymous character discovers that he has been usurped by a doppelgänger...

Bolesław Leśmian

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A Splash of Pepper Vodka
A Splash of Pepper Vodka
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In Poland, a number of folk remedies exist for treating common health ailments. Far from being useless, these remedies do have health properties and help people deal with the drag of being unwell.

Paulina Olszanka

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Thoughts on the End of Humanity
Thoughts on the End of Humanity
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In the face of ecological disaster, some people are taking a stand against destructive food practices. Local ingredients, zero waste and edible plates are just a handful of the ideas they are implementing.

Monika Kucia

Reading / society
A Bittersweet Fairy Tale
A Bittersweet Fairy Tale
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In the fourth instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Anna Rembowska, a childhood resident of the Assistant Professors’ Hostel high rise in Łódż, remembers growing up as if in a Kusturica film.

Anna Rembowska

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Our Own Little Bubble
Our Own Little Bubble
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In the third instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Damjan Dobrila, a life-long resident of Belgrade, remembers the community spirit of a childhood spent in the Serbian capital’s brutalist housing estates.

Damjan Dobrila

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One Happy Family
One Happy Family
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In the second instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Tetiana Shataieva, a Ukrainian journalist who grew up on a housing estate in Dnipro, remembers how her neighbours always looked out for each other.

Tetiana Shataieva

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Culinary Meditation
Culinary Meditation
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On lazy days – when you want to cook without effort and take time to read or day-dream – it’s good to know some methods for kitchen action with no action at all.

Monika Kucia

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