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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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23 results
23 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
The Winter Dreams of Phlegmatics
The Winter Dreams of Phlegmatics
Reading / society

When winter arrives with its cool air and seasonal stagnation, so too does the phlegmatic humor, characterized by a peaceful and slow approach to life.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

Reading / society
Why the New Year Starts in Mid-Winter
Why the New Year Starts in Mid-Winter
Reading / society

The Julian New Year starts right in the middle of winter. How can the sparrows from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Story of the Year” help us understand this?

Aldona Kopkiewicz

Reading / science
In Search of the Perfect Snowflake
In Search of the Perfect Snowflake
Reading / science

Kenneth G. Libbrecht talks about why he became interested in snow, the physics behind snow crystals, and where to observe the best snowflakes.

Katarzyna Rodacka

Reading / culture
Winter’s Work
Winter’s Work
Reading / culture

“Moominvalley in November” is the only book in Tove Jansson’s series to not feature the Moomins. Yet it is a beautiful examination of winter, light and darkness.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

Magazine / society
Chasing the Cold
Chasing the Cold
Magazine / society

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen” is full of wintry metaphors. But do today’s younger generations still have the icy cold reference points to understand such symbolism?

Renata Lis

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

Reading / science
All Alone at the End of the World
All Alone at the End of the World
Reading / science

For those scientists and technical staff who work on the Antarctic – 1000 kilometres from the nearest shop and with challenging weather conditions – isolation at their research stations can be a testing experience.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
The Dream Time
The Dream Time
Magazine / science

We present you with an alternative history of the world, in which humans join hibernating animals with a deep sleep through the winter months.

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / society
Icelandic Survival Strategies
Icelandic Survival Strategies
Magazine / society

In the far north of Iceland, on the coast of the fjord Dýrafjörður, social reciprocity and artistic expression are valued above all else.

Anna Berestecka

Magazine / society
Fields of Good Energy
Fields of Good Energy
Magazine / society

Our writer makes a winter trip to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to discover what happens when the soil is frozen over.

Berenika Steinberg

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