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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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18 results
18 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
A Note of Nature
A Note of Nature
Magazine / culture

Musical compositions inspired by the sounds of nature can bring relief, while simultaneously raising awareness of issues related to climate change.

Wioleta Żochowska

Magazine / society
The Patter of Raindrops
The Patter of Raindrops
Magazine / society

The sounds of rain can feel comforting and relaxing. Yet in the face of changing weather, rain can also be harbinger of environmental disaster.

Renata Lis

Reading / literature
Weather this
Weather this
Reading / literature

“Hello day, I wanted to talk to you about the weather,/ though I never stop talking about it in blood and breath.” A poem by a contemporary British poet.

Zoë Skoulding

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Zoë Skoulding’s “Weather this”
An Introduction to Zoë Skoulding’s “Weather this”
Reading / literature

Zoë Skoulding’s poem “Weather this” is both playful and serious, teasing out a meditation on how we perceive the natural world.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / culture
Bored to Tears? Use Your Ears!
Bored to Tears? Use Your Ears!
Magazine / culture

In a world full of constant noise, it is easy to shut off from quieter sounds. By soundwalking, we can open our ears up again.

Iza Smelczyńska

Magazine / society
A Sonic Suprise
A Sonic Suprise
Magazine / society

Cymatics – the study of visible sound – is quite easily explored. All you need to do is rub your fingers around the rim of a glass...

Iza Smelczyńska

Reading / literature
The Simple
The Simple
Reading / literature

“The women cluster at the cathedral,/ hair in careful bouffant helmets/ armored and elegant, poised to herd/ purposefully/ into Mystery.” A poem by a contemporary American poet.

Cynthia Hogue

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Cynthia Hogue’s “The Simple”
An Introduction to Cynthia Hogue’s “The Simple”
Reading / literature

Cynthia Hogue’s poem “The Simple” is a rejection of the temptation of absolutes.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / science
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
Reading / science

American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Gordon Hempton

Magazine / society
The Extinction of Silence
The Extinction of Silence
Magazine / society

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton talks about the sound of melting snow, what it means to truly listen, and how silence continues to creep away from us.

Maria Hawranek

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