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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 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

Reading / culture
Ideas from the Void
Ideas from the Void
Reading / culture

On the eve of receiving her award from the Society of Illustrators, regular “Przekrój” illustrator Joanna Grochocka talks about the glory days of Polish illustration, what inspires her, and how she finds an original language for her art.

Przekrój

Reading / society
February in History
February in History
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Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of February.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / society
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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January in History
January in History
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Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of January.

Adam Węgłowski

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2020: A Smog Odyssey
2020: A Smog Odyssey
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Poland has the dirtiest air in the European Union; this problem is particularly prominent in Warsaw and Kraków. It is so bad, that even an American resident of the Polish capital has taken note…

Jonathan L. Ramsey

Reading / society
How to Talk to People
How to Talk to People
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Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on how to (not) talk to people.

Matthew Coachinger

Reading / society
The Neighbourly Kindness of the Soul
The Neighbourly Kindness of the Soul
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An excerpt from Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentary on the Bible.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Borsch, Cabbage, and Fish
Borsch, Cabbage, and Fish
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Growing up as a second-generation migrant entails finding one’s identity among mixed customs. This was especially the case for one daughter of Polish parents, who grew up celebrating Polish Christmas Eve (or Wigilia) in Australia.

Paulina Olszanka

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