All posts tagged “turkish

Elif Batuman - The Idiot

The Idiot

Iggy and Fyodor, meet your [Turkish] match! Joseph Flaherty examines Turkish-American writer Elif Batuman’s debut novel, The Idiot, as well as her other projects

Sait Fait Abasiyanik

Right Said Sait

Rakı days, rock and roll nights: Alex Dawe looks back on the life and times of the late Turkish writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık and what the Turkish literati had to say about him

Mehmet Erdem

Blame it on Mehmet

It ain’t easy being Mehmet Erdem. Before a concert in Washington, D.C., Ezgi Üstündağ sat down with the singer to talk about his journey from small-town boy to big-city rocker.

Asli Dogan

Dancing in the Street

Ezgi Üstündağ talks to Aslı Doğan and Richard Laniepce of the Turkish group Kolektif Istanbul about their infectious blend of göbek atmak and making it big in the city

Ottoman Jews

An Ancient Melancholy

Ezgi Üstündağ explores the history of Ladino culture and music in Turkey, with a particular focus on the careers of musicians Sami Levi and the Janet-Jak Esim Ensemble

Ali Taptik

Istanbul – Passion, Joy, Fury

Charlie Clarkson looks back on a major group exhibition of artists at the MAXXI in Rome, which addressed a slew of issues concerning present-day Istanbul and Turkey as a whole

Filed under: Art
Canan

Fables for Adults

Miniature paintings, big trouble, not a damn given – Joseph Flaherty travels to Istanbul to visit the studio of the artist formerly known as Canan Şenol

Filed under: Art