Piotr Żelazny

was born in 1982. From 1983, he wanted to become a sports journalist, which is why he allowed himself the luxury of studying philosophy. Not content with simply founding the independent football magazine “Kopalnia – szuka futbolu”, he also writes for, edits and publishes his creation.
The Goddess of Yoga
Soul + Body
Breathe In

The Goddess of Yoga

From Bollywood to Hollywood: she lived through Russian Revolution, both world wars, and even the fall of a messiah. She was an immigrant, an actress, she danced in cabaret—but above all, she was LA’s first yogi.
Piotr Żelazny
All the Queen’s Agents
Art + Stories
Experiences

All the Queen’s Agents

British soft power – as expressed through the likes of James Bond and the Queen – has led to the United Kingdom’s language and culture conquering the world.
Piotr Żelazny
The Eccentricities of Lady Lovelace
World + People
Science

The Eccentricities of Lady Lovelace

Born in the early 19th century, Ada Lovelace defied the gender norms of her time by making significant contributions to the field of computing – and becoming the first computer programmer.
Piotr Żelazny
A Rubbish Island
World + People
Nature

A Rubbish Island

Microplastics are almost imperceptible to the human eye. Yet their impact on the environment is massive—as massive as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Piotr Żelazny
Bushidō, or the Idealized Way
Art + Stories
Experiences

Bushidō, or the Idealized Way

The book “Bushido: The Soul of Japan” was a bestseller in the West. But what did its author – a Japanese economist, diplomat and politician – really know about the way of the samurai?
Piotr Żelazny
The Ups and Downs of the Dolphin
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Ups and Downs of the Dolphin

Swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals of any athlete. He has also struggled with his mental health and experienced depression.
Piotr Żelazny
Black Heart Sutra
Art + Stories
Fiction, Art

Black Heart Sutra

What do Bruce Lee, chess, and the Black Lives Matter movement have in common? The answer is, of course, the cult hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan.
Piotr Żelazny
Flora for the Winner
Humor + Variety
Variety

Flora for the Winner

Olive and laurel wreaths are synonymous with sporting victory, but what exactly is the origin of this rather ancient tradition?
Piotr Żelazny
High on Our Own Supply
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

High on Our Own Supply

Endorphins – or, to give them their full name, endogenous morphines – can give the human body a natural high during exercise. But how exactly do we access this secret stash of opioids?
Piotr Żelazny
The Forest of Unread Books
World + People
Dreams and Visions

The Forest of Unread Books

A short trip from downtown Oslo brings you to Frønsvollen hill, home of the Future Library Forest. Its creators hope that it will preserve books for our uncertain future.
Klara Kowtun, Piotr Żelazny
Masters of Flying a Falling Iron
Humor + Variety
Variety

Masters of Flying a Falling Iron

When it comes to precision and navigation rally flying, Poland leads the world. This, despite their most successful pilots developing and training against the backdrop of the communist Polish People’s Republic.
Michał Szadkowski, Piotr Żelazny
How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony
World + People
Dreams and Visions

How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony

On the 46th anniversary of his death, we consider the brief but remarkable life of Bruce Lee.
Piotr Żelazny