Mark Ordon

is a freelance author and translator.
People, Plants and Gods
World + People
Nature

People, Plants and Gods

The Neolithic revolution brought with it the advent of agriculture. What exactly did this entail and who should we thank for it?
Tomasz Wiśniewski
The Invention of Evil
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Invention of Evil

The European witch hunting mania was inspired by religious fervour, colonial ambitions, and prolonged periods of societal instability.
Tomasz Wiśniewski
Herodotus, the Pioneer
World + People
Science

Herodotus, the Pioneer

Herodotus wrote “The Histories” nearly 2500 years ago in ancient Greece. Nonetheless, it is still a relevant and influential book for us today.
Tomasz Wiśniewski
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
World + People, Art + Stories
Dreams and Visions, Fiction

Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic

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
A Warning
World + People
Nature

A Warning

10 years ago, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami shook Japan. Katarzyna Boni revisits Fukushima Prefecture to see what has changed – physically and psychologically.
Katarzyna Boni
And Now, a Legend…
Art + Stories
Fiction

And Now, a Legend…

An old legend about a knight and a blacksmith, told as a short fairy tale by a much-loved Polish children’s author.
Marian Orłoń
My Plans for Suicide
Soul + Body, Art + Stories
Experiences, Wellbeing

My Plans for Suicide

Death is, in fact, banal! One of authors suggests a major reversal in how he evaluates his life in this article from the 1967 edition of “Przekrój”.
Jan Stoberski
The White Lady Comes After Dark
Art + Stories, Soul + Body
Fiction, Good Mood

The White Lady Comes After Dark

In Latin America, the unique concept of death is a combination of Indigenous beliefs and those imported by the Spanish colonizers.
Maciej Wesołowski
A Grown-Up Lullaby
Art + Stories
Experiences

A Grown-Up Lullaby

Contrary to intuition, music can actually help us get to sleep. In fact, composers such as Max Richter and Robert Rich have organized sleeping concerts.
Iza Smelczyńska
In Tumulus and Wilderness
Art + Stories, World + People
Fiction, Nature

In Tumulus and Wilderness

The Białowieża Primaeval Forest is one of the oldest forests in Europe. It is also home to a number of centuries-old burial mounds.
Jędrzej Wojnar
On The Benefits of Solitude
Soul + Body
Good Mood

On The Benefits of Solitude

Spending time alone need not be a lonely affair. On the contrary, it is actually good for our health and wellbeing.
Jakub Bas
Who Made Me Ill?!
Art + Stories
Experiences, Fiction

Who Made Me Ill?!

Commissioner Maciejewski returns, this time for a criminal mystery involving the matter of an unexpected infection...
Marcin Wroński