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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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20 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Garden Greens
Garden Greens
Magazine / society

Spring is the perfect time to pick the leaves of nettle, starwort, dandelion, common yarrow and sheep’s sorrel.

Jakub Bas

Reading / culture
The Springtime Sanguines
The Springtime Sanguines
Reading / culture

Spring is commonly associated with new life and warmth. Yet it is also connected with blood – more specifically, the sanguine temperament.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

Magazine / society
A Springtime Pine
A Springtime Pine
Magazine / society

The pine – found in forests, mountains and on shores across much of the northern hemisphere – is a most wonderful tree, evergreen and richly aromatic.

Dominika Bok

Magazine / culture
Hot Springs Eternal
Hot Springs Eternal
Magazine / culture

Hot springs and thermal baths have been enjoyed by humans (and animals) for thousands of years. They have health benefits, too.

Renata Lis

Reading / society
Why the New Year Starts in Mid-Winter
Why the New Year Starts in Mid-Winter
Reading / society

The Julian New Year starts right in the middle of winter. How can the sparrows from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Story of the Year” help us understand this?

Aldona Kopkiewicz

Magazine / society
A Drinking Deer
A Drinking Deer
Magazine / society

From natural springs flow a sort of mysticism; a keen mixture of their purity and rumoured life-giving properties. Where do such tales come from?

Monika Kucia

Reading / literature
Professor Tamura’s Springtails
Professor Tamura’s Springtails
Reading / literature

When Professor Tamura moved to Warsaw with his wife, he wanted only one thing: to study the local springtails. A fictional crime story with a zoological twist.

Joanna Rudniańska

Magazine / science
In-visible
In-visible
Magazine / science

As the springtime air emerges from the winter frost, so too do the blossoming flowers of tiny plants and enormous trees. Nature’s floral fanfare is a joy to behold.

Urszula Zajączkowska

Magazine / society
Eat Daisies!
Eat Daisies!
Magazine / society

Flowers don’t only belong as crystallized cake decorations – there’s a whole host of wild plants whose flowers you can use for all sorts of jams, sugars and syrups.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / society
Under the Cover of the Moon
Under the Cover of the Moon
Magazine / society

Our writer breathes in the fresh spring air at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, as she discovers what happens when new life begins to blossom in the soil.

Berenika Steinberg

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