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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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36 results
Reading
Reading
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

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

Reading / feuilleton
The World Can Be Changed
Reading / feuilleton

True, it wasn’t us, but corporations that destroyed the Earth’s climate. Having said that, let’s start acting now, because there is no time to waste and no-one else will do it for us.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / culture
Swimming Is Like Zen
Swimming Is Like Zen
Reading / culture

Swimming enthusiast Piotr Kieżun talks about the origin of swimming, changes in swimwear across the ages, and various swimmer writers and intellectuals.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Reading / society
Floating Homes
Floating Homes
Reading / society

Jakarta is the fastest sinking city in the world today. In the face of global warming, can humanity adapt to higher and higher sea water levels?

Łukasz Stępnik

Reading / science
Hidden Rivers
Reading / science

The life-giving act of diffusion is a beauty to behold – not just for humans, but also for plants.

Urszula Zajączkowska

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