Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Written by acclaimed author and activist Olga Tokarczuk and beautifully translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead blends a whodunit murder mystery with William Blake’s poetry, astrology, nature, gender and power. The confounding and dazzling tale centers on Janina Duszejko—its 60-something protagonist—and portrays a small, rural Polish town, but expands far beyond; becoming a kind of fairytale …

Premiere: “Santa Muerte” by Brodka

In the song named after the skeleton folk saint, the Polish singer considers a new perspective on death

Poland saw Monika Brodka (from the mountain village of Zywiec) rise to fame as the winner of 2004’s Polish Pop idol. No longer a teenager, the alt-pop singer-songwriter—under the name Brodka—will release her first English language album Clashes in two weeks (13 May), on Play It Again Sam. In her recent music video for “Horses,” Brodka channels the stare-into-your-soul aspect of Robyn with utmost eloquence. …

Leather U-Lock Belt

Handmade in Poland by the team behind the cycling accessories label GB Leather, this elegant belt is designed to house your Kryptonite U-Lock while in transit. The ideal marriage of form and function allows style-conscious cyclists to ride around completely unencumbered.