Joanna Figiel

Cultural studies scholar, Ph.D. in Sociology from the School of Arts and Sociology, City University of London (2019). She specializes in translating academic texts, texts on art and culture, as well as museum publications and catalogs from Polish to English and from English to Polish.
Life without Air
Soul + Body
Good Food

Life without Air

Sourdough bread, fermented herring, blue-veined cheese: the list of dishes enjoyed by people in various parts of the world includes many fermented, slightly spoiled, soured, or rotten foodstuffs. 
Szymon Drobniak
Pure Joy
World + People
The Other School

Pure Joy

Here is some unscientific proof that life with a dog is much better than life without one.
Paulina Wilk
The Woman, the Dog, and the Forest
World + People
Nature

The Woman, the Dog, and the Forest

The famous "woman of the forest" built a house in the wilderness herself and spent thirty years there. A peek into the harmonious, nature-driven life of Anne LaBastille.
Ewa Pluta
Do the ‘Write’ Thing (for Your Brain)
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Do the ‘Write’ Thing (for Your Brain)

Do our brains work differently when we’re writing by hand as opposed to when we’re typing? Why do our brains enjoy physical activity and challenges so much? Maria Hawranek discusses these questions with Audrey van der Meer, a Norwegian neuropsychologist and neurobiologist.
Maria Hawranek
Being Together
World + People
Dreams and Visions

Being Together

In uncertain times, we feel a stronger need to belong. What does it take for a circle of friends to become a real community?
Wojciech Bonowicz
The Big Turquoise
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Big Turquoise

The history of the painting "Blossoming Almond Tree," which was an extraordinary gift from Vincent van Gogh to his beloved nephew.
Tomasz Wichrowski
Different Horizons
Art + Stories
Experiences

Different Horizons

Faith in unity and oneness presents itself as a not entirely naive hope, in times of separation and division.
Wojciech Bonowicz
On Point
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

On Point

According to traditional Chinese medicine, puncturing the body with needles can restore physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.
Agnieszka Rostkowska
The Singing Revolution
World + People
Science

The Singing Revolution

From the pre-Christian era to today, the Baltic state has a proud—and revolutionary—history and tradition of song.
Ula Idzikowska
Wild Beauties
World + People
Nature

Wild Beauties

Members of the Ursidae family can approach humans visiting national parks. The matter of how to maintain natural balance—and distance—is complex.
Anna Maziuk
A Timeless Bond
Art + Stories
Experiences

A Timeless Bond

For those that enjoy a good relationship, the bond between grandparent and grandchild can change the way that they experience the passage of time.
Wojciech Bonowicz
Eternal Youth
World + People
Nature

Eternal Youth

Some animals grow old, slowly deteriorating physically and mentally, whereas others can seemingly regenerate their bodies time and time again.
Adam Zbyryt