The Fusion Jazz of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke

On Tuesday night, the Haliç Congress Centre came alive with the sounds of fusion jazz as Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke took to the...
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Review: “Andy Warhol: Pop Art for Everyone” @ Pera Museum

Over the past year, the Pera Museum has been featuring art from some of the twentieth century's most well-known artists. After featuring a diverse...

Review: Dismantling the Archive @ SALT Galata

The years between 1900 and 1940 were more than a little eventful for the Turks. The period saw numerous wars fought on many fronts,...
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Review: Alberto Giacometti Retrospective @ Pera Museum

Although not overwhelming in its content, the Pera Museum's retrospective of Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti (1901- 1966) is both impressive and comprehensive. Expertly curated,...

Transcending decades and genres with Erol Evgin

Friends and family were surprised when I announced that I had tickets for the Erol Evgin concert at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre...

Masters of Movement: Limón Dance Company

As a fan of classical music and any high quality performance of fine arts, dance, and drama, I try to get a hold of a...

CoderDojo Kicks Off in Istanbul

We all have been inspired by the video “What Most Schools Don't Teach” where Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, and a number of...

Insider Trading: Bosphorus Brewing Company

Let’s be honest: Turkey isn’t exactly renowned for its beer. Efes and Bomonti, the country’s two homegrown brands, leave a lot to be desired,...

Take 5: Nişantaşı (Glitz Edition)

Nişantaşı is known for its glitz. Jewelry shops, coyly revealing their sparkling displays, are spaced sporadically along broad avenues as the trendily dressed stroll...

Review: múm Presents Menschen am Sonntag @ Salon IKSV

Do you like Nordic spirit? Do you like cold, smooth Icelandic melodies? Do you like 1930s vibes? What about a black and white silent...

Review: Mor ve Ötesi @ Dorock XL Kadıköy

Sending “rock” waves through Turkey and the world for over 20 years, Mor ve Ötesi played to a jam-packed house last Saturday at Dorock...

Review: Ane Brun @ Küçükçiftlik Park

With her Norwegian roots, amazingly unique covers and acoustic performances, Ane Brun took the audience to her somewhat sad but mostly peaceful musical world...

BU Paws: Boğaziçi University’s Dog Sanctuary

Istanbul is a city more than a little renowned among those in the know as a city of cats. Less well-known is the ancient...

ATÖLYE Spotlight: In Conversation with Meltem Şahin, Illustrator, Animator and Educator

Meltem Şahin is an illustrator, animator, and educator with an extensive array of projects in her portfolio. A Fulbright scholar, her exhibition "Negative Pleasure" late last...

Review: Closet Circuit Drawing Classes

Originally set up as a space for creative sustainability, over the past year, Closet Circuit has hosted a variety of projects including a unique...

Review: Dhafer Youssef @ Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre

Perhaps he is not the kind of musician you hear about that often; you won’t see his pictures on billboards, nor can you watch...

Awkward Tales from the ‘Bul #1: On Residence Permit Applications

Every yabancı has at least one tale of woe and regret when it comes to residence permit applications in Istanbul. I am no exception. After passing...

Cihangir Yoga Sessions with Chris Chavez

"The more you know, the more you see there is to be known.” Tucked away in the Istinye branch of Cihangir Yoga studios on...

Review: Of Montreal @ Babylon

Confession: I don’t know how this happened, but somehow I’ve been hanging around Istanbul for about six months now, and never stepped inside Babylon....
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The Elgiz Museum: A Mixed Bag of Contemporary Art

While the Elgiz Museum is a bit off the beaten path, it is well worth a visit. Located in Maslak, it showcases the Elgiz...

Istanbul Naval Museum: A Day at Sea

The history of Ottoman achievements is defined in large measure by the empire's relationship with the sea. For instance, some maritime episodes of note...
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Rezan Has Museum: A Gem on the Golden Horn

The Golden Horn was of great importance during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. This deep, natural harbor was a strategic point to defend the...

Review: Chet Faker @ Volkswagen Arena

I have a theory about Chet Faker: he is not really a musician but instead a ninja in disguise. And during last Saturday's concert...

Yabangee Recommends: “Where can I have a leisurely breakfast and not...

“Where can I have a leisurely breakfast and not be elbow-deep in my neighbor’s menemen?” There are few things more satisfying than waking up late...

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