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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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Magazine / science
How to Escape From the Sun
How to Escape From the Sun
Magazine / science

The solar system’s largest star emits photons, ions, electrons, and neutrinos, all of which will eventually traverse space—and perhaps even reach Earth.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / society
A White Polar Summer
A White Polar Summer
Magazine / society

Depending on the time of year, in the North and South Poles our largest star either shines twenty-four hours a day or not at all. This has an impact on local flora and fauna—and the global environment.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Cosmic Transmissions (Spring, 2022)
Cosmic Transmissions (Spring, 2022)
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Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the sun’s Nemesis, and the longest thunderbolt ever recorded.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / society
Bleeding for the Sun
Bleeding for the Sun
Reading / society

The Aztecs didn’t only carry out human sacrifices—assisted by priests, they also offered their own blood to the gods.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / science
Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs
Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs
Magazine / science

The life cycle of stars is truly spectacular, often involving the creation of immense mass and the unimaginable movement of energy – at least from our earthly perspective.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / science
Dark Matters of the Universe
Dark Matters of the Universe
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Much of the physical world is invisible to us – none more so than the concepts of dark companions, dark matter and dark energy in astronomy.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Reading / society
A Warning
A Warning
Reading / society

10 years ago, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami shook Japan. Katarzyna Boni revisits Fukushima Prefecture to see what has changed – physically and psychologically.

Katarzyna Boni

Reading / culture
An Old Writer Looks at the New World
An Old Writer Looks at the New World
Reading / culture

Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel laureate in Literature, talks about his latest novel “Klara and the Sun”, and what advances in technology might mean for humanity.

Sylwia Stano

Magazine / science
Radiate and Drink
Radiate and Drink
Magazine / science

On hot summer days, we might hide inside the cool confines of our house. For many flora and fauna, such a luxury is impossible – they have their own biological techniques.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / culture
When You Rise, the World Lives
When You Rise, the World Lives
Magazine / culture

In the 14th century BCE, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton implemented a drastic religious revolution by introducing worship of a god represented by the sun’s disc.

Paweł Janiszewski

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