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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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Helping from the Kitchen
Helping from the Kitchen
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Changing the world might seem like a superhuman task, but it’s within all of our capabilities. When it comes to food, there are plenty of ways for us to make a difference through being altruistic.

Marta Dymek

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I Lost a Friend
I Lost a Friend
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Dogs are more than man’s best friend – they teach us something about each other, too. One of our authors laments a loss in this article from the 1960 edition of “Przekrój”.

Jan Stoberski

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The Trouble with Too Many Bodies
The Trouble with Too Many Bodies
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As the global population continues to grow, an uncomfortable question arises: where do we find the space to continue storing the deceased?

Paulina Wilk

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Reconciliation by Light
Reconciliation by Light
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The Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day is not usually practised in the Anglosphere. But for Poles (and others in Central and Eastern Europe), it is an important holiday that puts death in its place and looks towards life.

Paulina Olszanka

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The Various Incarnations of Reincarnation
The Various Incarnations of Reincarnation
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A belief in metempsychosis (or the transmigration of souls) has held popular appeal across many cultures – both ancient and modern; through Judeo-Christian and Dharmic religions.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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November in History
November in History
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Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of November.

Adam Węgłowski

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Death, or a Cannonball Jump
Death, or a Cannonball Jump
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In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, Ewa Pawlik talks to Lu and her friends about that ever-so-autumnal subject: death.

Ewa Pawlik

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Unspecified Bodies in Movement
Unspecified Bodies in Movement
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The Italian architect Carlo Mollino lived a long life where he pursued many passions. He designed a number of extraordinary buildings in his native Turin, as well as finding time to create a collection of Polaroid nudes and bring to life a record-breaking sports car.

Zygmunt Borawski

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Escape to the Apocalypse
Escape to the Apocalypse
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Abrahamic eschatology teaches us that the end of the world is coming. Maybe that’s why we’re so captivated by catastrophe in the West.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

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October in History
October in History
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Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of October.

Adam Węgłowski

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