pixel Page 18FCEBD2B-4FEB-41E0-A69A-B0D02E5410AERectangle 52 Przejdź do treści

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!

Strona główna

Czytaj
Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone
Creating Life from Inorganic Matter

Magazine / science
Many creation stories describe how man was made from clay. We treat such stories as ancient myths, yet according to some chemists and biologists, life may have indeed come from clay minerals. Łukasz Lamża

Czytaj
On the Carousel for 400 Years

On the Carousel for 400 Years
A History of the Theme Park in Europe

Magazine / society
The carousel – a staple of modern fun fairs – has a long history in Europe. In fact, we can trace its origin all the way back to the 17th-century Ottoman Empire. Adam Węgłowski
Czytaj
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin and His Dangerous Idea

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin and His Dangerous Idea
On the Origin of the Theory

Magazine / science
Alongside Nicolaus Copernicus, Charles Darwin is one of the few people whose ideas changed the world forever. But how exactly did he develop is theory of evolution? Mikołaj Golachowski

Czytaj
Reconciliation by Light

Reconciliation by Light
On All Saints’ Day and Death

Reading / society
The Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day is not usually practised in the Anglosphere. But for Poles (and others in Central and Eastern Europe), it is an important holiday that puts death in its place and looks towards life. Paulina Olszanka

Czytaj
alamo
Poematic

alamo

Reading / literature
“And also her lips, a chilly shade of pink, the scar / above her right eye.” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet. Magdalena Gałkowska
Czytaj
Life in a Sealed Jar

Life in a Sealed Jar
A Brief History of Terrariums

Magazine / culture
Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany. Joanna Dobkowska
Czytaj
Cartoons

Cartoons

Marek Raczkowski's drawings
Discover what Polish humour is about. Check out Marek Raczkowski's cartoons translated by Marek Kazmierski.

Czytaj
Obrazek
Joanna Grochocka
Artwork / Illustrations
Czytaj
2nd May 1519

2nd May 1519
Anniversary of the Month

Reading / science
On this day in 1519, the great painter Leonardo da Vinci passed away. Yet at the time – although clearly talented – he enjoyed far less fame and worship than he does today. Adam Węgłowski

Czytaj
May in History

May in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of May. Adam Węgłowski
Czytaj
Floating Homes

Floating Homes
Architectural Solutions to Sea Level Rise

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
Czytaj
The Various Incarnations of Reincarnation

The Various Incarnations of Reincarnation
Is There Life After Death?

Reading / society
A belief in metempsychosis (or the transmigration of souls) has held popular appeal across many cultures – both ancient and modern; through Judeo-Christian and Dharmic religions. Tomasz Wiśniewski

Zobacz
Heliography

Heliography

Media / Photo
In Heliography, Nicolas Grospierre's new body of works, the photographer abandons oneof his favourite topics, architecture, to deliver works that could be seen as the antithesis ofCartier Bressons's concept of "decisive moment".
Zobacz
Mikado

Mikado

Media / Photo
The Mikado series is the latest stage of my long-standing artistic development as a photographer, and the next step in my analysis of the creative process. For the past fifteen years, the techniques of digital image processing became crucial for my art. When working on the Mikado project, I experimented with form, focusing solely on the creative process and its medium. – Igor Omulecki
Opinion
Read
Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

Lessons in Coexistence

Read

Without End

Zbigniew
Libera
Read
Jan
Ciemniewski
Jan Ciemniewski

The Energy for Change

D7F36433-AB77-42AC-8E67-BB41F9646E9D

Zobacz
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
Mind the climate

“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online

Media / Video
“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.
Czytaj
Frustrating and Fascinating Questions
Mind the climate

Frustrating and Fascinating Questions
An Interview with Jonathan Safran Foer

Reading / society
Jonathan Safran Foer, author of We Are the Weather, talks about pursuing an environmental way of life, the power of poetry, and how he engages in constructive conversation about climate. Julia Fiedorczuk
Czytaj
All the Colours of Biebrza
Mind the climate

All the Colours of Biebrza
A National Park on Fire

Reading / science
Earlier in April, the marshes of the Biebrza Valley and Wetlands started to burn. The wildfire has devastated the flora and fauna of Poland’s largest national park – and it’s only the beginning. Jędrzej Wojnar
Czytaj
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
Mind the climate

What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
A Sonic Trip to the Zabalo River

Reading / science
American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest. Gordon Hempton

Audio

Zobacz
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫

What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫

Media / Audio
American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Zobacz
Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us ♫

Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us ♫

Media / Audio
We have more in common with cats and dogs than some people think – especially when it comes to cheekily deceiving each other. Original text by Ludwika Włodek.
Zobacz
The Oak Chronicles ♫

The Oak Chronicles ♫

Media / Audio
An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet. Original text by Urszula Zajączkowska.
Zobacz
Life in a Sealed Jar. A Brief History of Terrariums ♫

Life in a Sealed Jar. A Brief History of Terrariums ♫

Media / Audio
Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany. Original text by Joanna Dobkowska.

Group 2

Czytaj
Five Ways to Deal With Self-Isolation
healthy living

Five Ways to Deal With Self-Isolation
Coping with COVID-19

Reading / society
Some practical advice on handling the pressures of self-isolation, social distancing and lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robert Rient
Czytaj
The Anxiety Virus
healthy living

The Anxiety Virus
An Interview with Martyna Goryniak

Reading / society
Psychological coach and therapist Martyna Goryniak talks about what exactly anxiety is, why it can be harmful, and how we can try to mitigate it during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robert Rient
Czytaj
Meditation During Quarantine
healthy living

Meditation During Quarantine
An Interview with Filip Kołodziejczyk

Reading / society
The director of the Polish Mindfulness Association talks about feelings of helplessness and fear during the current health epidemic, and how meditation might provide some respite. Berenika Steinberg
Czytaj
In Search of Clatter
healthy living

In Search of Clatter
The Joy of the Everyday

Magazine / society
Joy can feel like an elusive emotion. But what exactly is true joy? And is it really worth aspiring to? Agata Sikora