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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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35 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
You Don’t Come Here Voluntarily
You Don’t Come Here Voluntarily
Magazine / culture

In the late 19th-century, Anton Chekhov visited the penal colony on Sakhalin island and wrote about the fate of the convicts there. What did he see?

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / society
The Island of Calm Souls
The Island of Calm Souls
Magazine / society

On the north-eastern coast of Tenerife lies a small village. The community in Roque Bermejo have found their own, unique way of living.

Maria Górz

Magazine / society
Hello, Christiansø?
Hello, Christiansø?
Magazine / society

Hans Ole Matthiesen talks about life on the Danish island Christiansø – a peaceful part of the Ertholmene archipelago in the Baltic Sea.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / society
The Raft of Thor
The Raft of Thor
Magazine / society

The Kon-Tiki expedition aimed to prove that Polynesians were descended from the Indigenous peoples of Central and South America. Its results were impressive, but problematic.

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / society
The Happiest Country in the World
The Happiest Country in the World
Magazine / society

In Bhutan, citizens’ happiness is the measure of the country’s development, rather than GDP. How does this work in practice?

Kazimierz Pytko

Magazine / society
The World’s Pre-Eminent Globetrotter
The World’s Pre-Eminent Globetrotter
Magazine / society

Almost 700 years ago, the Moroccan Muslim scholar Muhammad Ibn Battuta travelled around 117,000 kilometres across the world – more than any other pre-modern explorer.

Maciej Świetlik

Reading / society
Flight to Nowhere
Flight to Nowhere
Reading / society

After a year of the pandemic, how might we change our travel and tourism habits going forward? Is this even possible in the face of gentrification?

Mat Schulz

Reading / society
An Imagined Europe, But a Real One
An Imagined Europe, But a Real One
Reading / society

Architect Łukasz Galusek takes us on a tour through the towns, landscapes and architecture of Central Europe, where history and memory is ever-present.

Paulina Małochleb

Magazine / society
No Boredom in Georgia
No Boredom in Georgia
Magazine / society

Georgia is full of wild mountains and generous hospitality, according to a snowboarder who now calls the Caucasian country home.

Wojtek Antonów

Magazine / society
A Sparsely-Populated Spa
A Sparsely-Populated Spa
Magazine / society

In spite of its unforgiving weather and lack of forests, more and more tourists are discovering that a trip to Iceland is the perfect detox.

Iza Smelczyńska

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