How were the Soviet Union’s Central Asian and Caucasian minorities portrayed in film, and why was this? To find out, Valeriya Nakshun takes a look at Russian history and the ‘Soviet eastern’ genre.
US-based DJ and filmmaker Lara Sarkissian – alternatively known as Foozool – presents a playlist of vintage tracks from her mother’s stash of Armenian and Persian vinyl records
Joseph Flaherty travels to the remote border city of Kars in eastern Turkey to investigate the continued relevance and importance of Orhan Pamuk’s acclaimed novel, Snow
Beyond gender and genocide: decades after her passing, the story of Armen Ohanian – the ‘Dancer of Shamahka’ – has inspired a new generation of Armenian artists
Joobin Bekhrad talks to LA-based producer, composer, and DJ Bei Ru about his newly-released second album, Saturday Night at the Magic Lamp
Ara Güler’s photographs of Anatolia not only challenge distinctions between photojournalism and art, but also notions of Turkish history and identity