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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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Po’e and Sunday Lunch
Po’e and Sunday Lunch
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On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, friends and families eat Sunday lunch together. How do they prepare po’e, a traditional pudding-style dessert?

Tiare Tuuhia

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An Incomprehensible Intelligence
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
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The mysterious intelligent ocean in Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” has been interpreted as a metaphor for the subconscious, God, modern technology, and more. But what if we saw it as an emblem of social media?

Aleksei Morozov

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In Death There Is Also Life
In Death There Is Also Life
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Philosopher and anthropologist of science Vinciane Despret talks about the phenomenon of death midwives, and how we can cultivate a different approach to grief.

Paulina Małochleb

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Knock Before You Enter
Knock Before You Enter
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An author and psychologist talks about the power of sensitivity, empathy, and the importance of having one’s own room.

Monika Kucia

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A Time of Gentleness
A Time of Gentleness
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Turkish journalist and author Ece Temelkuran talks about the political power of gentleness amid growing global fascism.

Paulina Wilk

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An Open Home, A Wandering Home
An Open Home, A Wandering Home
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A home is not simply a place of residence; it is part of one’s identity. What does the concept of home mean for those living in poverty?

Paulina Wilk

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The Digital Precambrian
The Digital Precambrian
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More than half a century ago, PLATO became the world’s first computer system. But it soon ran into some problems that we still experience today...

Andrzej Kula

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Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
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On the continent of Africa, the colonial economic arrangements never really ended. To discover this, you need look no further than the food on your plates.

Waithera Sebatindira

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The Pear of Love
The Pear of Love
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The aubergine has a bitter reputation. Yet it is a versatile fruit that can be fried, baked, stewed, steamed, or – best of all – long roasted.

Michał Korkosz

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Roots, Japanese-Style
Roots, Japanese-Style
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Burdock root appears to be ordinary, but – as the cuisine of Japan, China and Korea attests – it can easily be transformed into something quite delightful.

Łukasz Łuczaj

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