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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 / society
Stop Singing in the Shower
Stop Singing in the Shower
Magazine / society

Access to clean water is far from a universal right across the globe. We must urgently address this, before it’s too late.

Maciej Wesołowski

Magazine / society
The Patter of Raindrops
The Patter of Raindrops
Magazine / society

The sounds of rain can feel comforting and relaxing. Yet in the face of changing weather, rain can also be harbinger of environmental disaster.

Renata Lis

Reading / society
A Dip in the Ice Feels Rather Nice
A Dip in the Ice Feels Rather Nice
Reading / society

Andrzej Hrycaj, a cold water swimming instructor specializing in the Wim Hof Method, explains what we can gain from taking an ice cold dip.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / society
Let It Flow!
Let It Flow!
Magazine / society

Managing our water use is one of the most important steps we can take in influencing the local microclimate and living ecologically.

Łukasz Nowacki

Magazine / society
The Permaculture Mantra of Clean Water
The Permaculture Mantra of Clean Water
Magazine / society

Get to know the Four S’s! These guidelines allow anyone to understand how water flows across landscapes, from spring to river mouth.

Łukasz Nowacki

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

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