We Are All Refugees, One Year Later

We Are All Refugees, One Year Later

Editor's Note: We asked Smilja Brown, the driving force behind last year's "We Are ALL Refugees" benefit concert, to reflect on last year's event. Below, she shares what motivated her to organize the concert and what made it ...

(Source: Umut Erdoğan)

In Conversation with The Away Days

I was introduced to The Away Days by their song “Galaxies” -- the sound was so unique. Probably because my friend who recommended the song to me was British, I thought the band was British as well. ...

(Source: Mehmet Nasuh Ortak)

In Conversation with Mehmet Nasuh Ortak of MNO Jewelry

Master jeweler Mehmet Nasuh Ortak of MNO Jewelry has been creating custom-made jewelry in gold and silver since 1987. Mr. Ortak has also been my teacher for the last five years I have been in Istanbul. ...

Thursday/Friday: “Falcon Man” @ Köşe

Thursday/Friday: Falcon Man @ Köşe

Köşe will host an English theater production of Sister Sylvester's "Falcon Man" on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 May. Tickets will run at 25 TL (20 TL for students), with the performances kicking off at 20:00 ...

(Source: Yusuf Ziya Tufan)

Band Profile: Golden Horn

Ah, spring in the countryside... the chirping birds, the gentle rustling of the foliage in the welcome breeze, the warm shimmer of guitar reverb... Wait, what? Well, that's exactly what you get watching Golden Horn's live ...

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In Conversation with The Away Days

I was introduced to The Away Days by their song “Galaxies” — the sound was so unique. Probably because my friend who recommended the song to

May 26, 2015 Interviews, Music
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We Are All Refugees, One Year Later

Editor’s Note: We asked Smilja Brown, the driving force behind last year’s “We Are ALL Refugees” benefit concert, to reflect on last year’s event. Below, she shares

May 26, 2015 Comment
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In Conversation with Mehmet Nasuh Ortak of MNO Jewelry

Master jeweler Mehmet Nasuh Ortak of MNO Jewelry has been creating custom-made jewelry in gold and silver since 1987. Mr. Ortak has also been my

May 25, 2015 Art, Interviews
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Thursday/Friday: “Falcon Man” @ Köşe

Köşe will host an English theater production of Sister Sylvester’s “Falcon Man” on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 May. Tickets will run at 25 TL

May 25, 2015 Theatre, What's On
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Band Profile: Golden Horn

Ah, spring in the countryside… the chirping birds, the gentle rustling of the foliage in the welcome breeze, the warm shimmer of guitar reverb… Wait,

May 24, 2015 Music
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BIPO Ends the Season with Aida, Commemorating La Diva Turca

The increasing temperature is not the only signal that summer is just around the corner. One by one, the concert halls are wrapping up their seasons

May 24, 2015 Music, Reviews
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Band Profile: The Young Shaven

There’s a music scene brewing in Istanbul, and it has been for the past few years. It’s no longer all cover bands and Türkü. It’s

May 22, 2015 Music
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Band Profile: Captain Jack and the Bleeding Hearts

Formerly known as the Coach Men, Captain Jack and the Bleeding Hearts have been rocking audiences since their inception back in 2007. Starting as a

May 22, 2015 Music
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Tuesday: “Back to the Future: Reconstruction of Anatolian Carpets from Renaissance Paintings” Lecture @ TCF

The Turkish Cultural Foundation will continue their “Turkish Culture and Art” lecture series on Tuesday 26 May. Ali Rıza Tuna, an independent researcher, will host

May 22, 2015 Art, Culture, What's On
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Starting Friday: “Above the Clavicle” @ The Empire Project

The Empire Project will host Can Pekdemir’s first solo exhibition “Above the Clavicle” from Friday 29 May through Saturday 27 June. From the organizer: “Above

May 22, 2015 Art, What's On
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Next Month: Alex Stein @ INDIGO

Indigo presents Alex Stein on Friday 12 June at 23:30. General admissions tickets are priced at 4oTL. From the organizer: ‘Always involved with music, this

May 22, 2015 Music, What's On
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Friday: Stephan Bodzin – Powers of Ten @ INDIGO

Subfloor Presents Stephan Bodzin, Powers of Ten Album Tour at Indigo Friday 29 May. The event starts at 23:30 with general admissions tickets priced at

May 22, 2015 Music, What's On
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Saturday: Yabangee & Sonikraf Present: We Are All Refugees II

It’s that time of year again! As students, teachers and the rest of us gear up for our summer holidays and thousands of us return to our homes

May 22, 2015 Music, Volunteer, What's On
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Starting Friday: “Layers” @ Gallery Ilayda

Gallery Ilayda will host Kerim Yetkin’s solo exhibition “Layers” from Friday 29 May through Sunday 28 June. From the organizer: Composed of various colors, shapes

May 21, 2015 Art, What's On
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Saturday: OneRepublic @ Volkswagen Arena

Volkswagen Arena will host OneRepublic’s first performance in Istanbul on Saturday 30 May. The show kicks off at 19:00, with general admissions tickets starting at

May 21, 2015 Music, What's On
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Sunday: Mitanni BurJazz Picnic @ Burgaz Island

Famous for its live jazz performances, Beyoğlu locale Café Mitanni will host a picnic/day-long jam session on Burgaz Island on Sunday May 31. From the

May 21, 2015 Music, What's On
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Hiring: Native German Teachers at Dragoman Akademi

From the advertiser: Dragoman Akademi is looking for native German teachers experienced in working with corporate clients. Dragoman Akademi focuses on customizing lessons for mainly

May 21, 2015 Jobs
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Band Profile: Foton Kuşağı Strikes the Right Chords

After going through more bassists than Spinal Tap did drummers, Foton Kuşağı’s lineup is finally set, and the band is ready to return to the

May 20, 2015 Music
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Thursday: Itzhak Perlman @ Zorlu Center PSM

Prominent violinist İtzhak Perlman will be performing at Zorlu Center PSM on Thursday, 28 May 2015. For the third time in the last few years,

May 20, 2015 Music, What's On
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This Weekend: Babylon Soundgarden @ Babylon Kilyos

Summer is here, and the fantastic Babylon Soundgarden festival is here to deliver you a great weekend on Saturday 23 May! Among the performers –

May 20, 2015 Festival, Music
FLYING roots

In Conversation with FLYING roots, Curatorial Collective and Creators of the MUSEUM OF GARBAGE

On March 19, 2015, the MUSEUM OF GARBAGE opened its doors to a crowd of creative thinkers, activists and curious individuals. The space, a multistoried

May 19, 2015 Art, Interviews
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Organization Profile: Small Projects Istanbul

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Kristina Delgado of Small Projects Istanbul, one of the organizations involved with this year’s We Are

May 19, 2015 Comment, Volunteer
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Green Getaway: Atatürk Ormanı and Florya Sahil Parkı

Fighting against the stereotype that Istanbul has few green spaces or parks is not an easy thing to do. It’s a common complaint that I’ve

May 18, 2015 Advice & Info
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On Now: “Portraits” @ Pera Museum

Pera Museum will host Oscar winning costume designer Cecil Beaton’s “Portraits” exhibition from Wednesday 13 May through Sunday 26 July. From the organizer: One of

May 18, 2015 Art, What's On
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