Paweł Mączewski

NATIONALISM

This Is What Europe's Largest Nationalist March Looks Like

Sixty-thousand people marched through Poland's capital city in one of Europe's biggest nationalist demonstrations.
Paweł Mączewski
11.13.17

The Soviet Posters Meant to Keep Russians from Drinking

Russia's 1985 ban on alcohol proved disastrous for the economy, but it was a great time for lovers of beautiful anti-alcohol posters.
Paweł Mączewski
5.12.17
Photo

Jesus Christ Is Now Officially the King of Poland

Some photos from Christ's coronation, which took place in Krakow last weekend.
Paweł Mączewski
11.26.16

Greetings from Auschwitz: A Book About Postcards from the Worst Holiday Ever

One of the last living Auschwitz guards is to go on trial soon so we spoke to Paweł Szypulski, curator of a harrowing book about concentration camp postcards.
Paweł Mączewski
2.14.16
Interviews

I Travelled Through All of Europe to Have Frank Carter Tattoo Me

We had a long talk about art, love, and loss.
Paweł Mączewski
10.11.15
Stuff

Poland's First Transgender Presidential Candidate Doesn't Worry About the Trolls or the Polls

An interview with Polish Green Party MP, Anna Grodzka.
Paweł Mączewski
3.26.15
Culture

The Polish Man Who Kept on Racing Cars After Losing a Hand

Maks Mielżyński got diagnosed with cancer when he was 20 years old and had to have his right hand amputated, but none of that stopped him from racing.
Paweł Mączewski
2.5.15
Stuff

A Polish Painter Combined Rural Landscapes with Giant Robots

The Polish artist sees his '1920+' series as a means to interest others in Polish history.
Paweł Mączewski
12.11.14
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The Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Prison Tattoos

I spoke to the publisher of a new book about Soviet prison ink about what tattoos would brand you a thief, a homosexual, or a high-ranking criminal.
Paweł Mączewski
10.15.14
Sports

The Pitfalls of Setting Up Poland's First Professional Wrestling Federation

According to American founder Don Roid, Poles don't understand wrestling because they take fighting too seriously.
Paweł Mączewski
6.3.14
Photo

Photos of Rural Lithuanian Discos Reminiscent of Ancient Pagan Rituals

Exploring the Soviet past of Lithuania's provincial towns one tiny dance hall at a time, photographer American photographer Andrew Miksys found traces of the country's Pagan legacy amid the smoke machines and the lasers.
Paweł Mączewski
4.3.14