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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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Reading
Reading / culture
Imagining a Future
Imagining a Future
Reading / culture

Annibale Siconolfi – the 3D artist known as Inward – talks about the inspirations behind his dystopian images, his life in Italy, and why NFTs have revolutionized the art world.

Dariusz Kuźma

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It Pays to Be Tolerant
It Pays to Be Tolerant
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From cannabis coffee shops to the windows of Amsterdam’s red light district, the Netherlands is famed for its tolerance. But what does Dutch tolerance actually refer to?

Kamil Bałuk

Reading / literature
Boys
Boys
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In this extract from Artem Chekh’s book “Absolute Zero”, the author gives an account of his experiences as a soldier visiting a town in Eastern Ukraine affected by the war in Donbas.

Artem Chekh

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A City in Ruins
A City in Ruins
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World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this.

Ewa Pawlik

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The Land of Real Dreams
The Land of Real Dreams
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Andrzej Górz, co-founder of Open Jazdów – a civil initiative in a unique settlement of wooden Finnish houses in the centre of Warsaw – talks about what utopia means to him.

Berenika Steinberg

Reading / society
The Great Austrian Myth
The Great Austrian Myth
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Martin Pollack, the author of numerous books that deconstruct Austria’s dark history, talks about his family’s Nazi past, the German minority in Slovenia, and how history is repeating itself.

Łukasz Saturczak

Reading / literature
All Lara’s Wars
All Lara’s Wars
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In this extract from Wojciech Jagielski’s upcoming reportage “All Lara’s Wars”, Lara finally reaches the Syrian border, where she is to meet her son Shamil – now one of the mujahideen fighting under the caliphate.

Wojciech Jagielski

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The Australian Alcatraz
The Australian Alcatraz
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Traveller Bartosz Twaróg talks about the unjust history of the Aboriginal peoples sent to Palm Island, where they were subjected to colonial violence for decades.

Jan Pelczar

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No Bread, No Circuses
No Bread, No Circuses
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The pandemic has already delayed the 2020 Olympic Games. But sporting tournaments are already facing a larger issue: global warming.

Andrzej Kula

Reading / society
Sometimes I Dream About the War
Sometimes I Dream About the War
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Artem Chekh, a Ukrainian writer and veteran of the war in Donbas, talks about his experiences at the front and how they changed his worldview from the bubble of Kyiv.

Łukasz Saturczak

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Watch the Documentary “The Whale”!
Watch the Documentary “The Whale”!
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Watch the award-winning documentary “The Whale” by debutant director Iza Pająk about some strange events that took place in Warsaw in December 2017. The film was produced by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation. Enjoy!

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“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
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“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.

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Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
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All around us are magic machines that suck carbon out of the air, cost very little and build themselves. Trees – in all their gorgeous variety and spectacular beauty – can make a massive difference to the world, if we accept one condition: we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.

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"Smog Wars"
"Smog Wars"
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Here is a documentary about Poland's smog problem and the country's efforts to tackle it, directed by Jonathan L. Ramsey and produced by Michał Konopa.

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A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
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It was supposed to be a regular day for those living in the Polish capital, Warsaw. However, at dawn a whale appeared. Watch a trailer for a documentary about the events of that day. The online premiere of the film is on 11th December 2020.

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Antarctica
Antarctica
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There is a quiet space between the stimulus and the reaction. In this space, our greatest strength awaits: the power of choice.

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Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa ♫
Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa ♫
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At the ripe old age of 96, Poland’s oldest blogger describes the art of sarcasm and scathing comebacks. Original publication by Irena "Kika" Szaszkiewiczowa.

Irena „Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa

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