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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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42 results
42 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
Learning to Swim
Learning to Swim
Reading / society

What can you learn, while learning to swim, that doesn’t have a whole lot to do with swimming?

Mikołaj Łoziński

Magazine / culture
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
Magazine / culture

The mythologies and meanings of water across history and various cultures seem to share some similarities – from its life-giving properties to the flood myth.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / science
Testing the Waters
Testing the Waters
Magazine / science

Our biologist-reporter tunes in to an interview with a particle of water, who explains everything we could wish to know about its structure and properties.

Tomasz Sitarz

Magazine / science
The Unbearable Fluidity of Being
The Unbearable Fluidity of Being
Magazine / science

A trip to the forest gives us the chance to reflect on nature – in all its wet, blooming, perfumed springtime glory.

Szymon Drobniak

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

Magazine / science
Little Things That Matter
Little Things That Matter
Magazine / science

Plankton usually take on tiny forms and exist in beautiful variety. They are also a key part of the ocean’s ecology – and are under threat from the climate crisis.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / science
A Marriage of Glaciers
A Marriage of Glaciers
Reading / science

In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.

Klaudia Khan

Magazine / society
Walking for Water
Walking for Water
Magazine / society

According to some fairy-tales, wild springs can give us the water of life. Yet according to other folk legends, water sources can also take life away...

Renata Lis

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

Magazine / culture
The Wild Wisła We Love!
The Wild Wisła We Love!
Magazine / culture

The artists Ewa Ciepielewska and Agnieszka Brzeżańska talk about their annual art residency FLOW, which is held on a boat that traverses the length of the Vistula River.

Karol Radziszewski

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