Q & A: Oscar and the Wolf

Babylon Bomonti must have heard that we're super excited about the upcoming performances from Oscar and the Wolf, as they were kind enough to help us arrange...

In Conversation with Aslı Akbay of Take Me Up the Bosphorus...

Take Me Up the Bosphorus (TMUTB) is an exciting new project bringing English stand-up comedy to Istanbul. Thanks to the dedicated work of founder and...

In Conversation with Omar Berakdar of Arthere

Arthere is a gallery and artists’ workspace in the Yeldeğirmeni neighborhood of Kadıköy. After nine months of preparation, it opened in December of last...

Hip Hop Jam Artist Profile: Fate Fat

Fans of dubstep and gangsta rap are sure to get a kick out of Fate Fat (real name: Fatih Ucum), one of the rising...

In Conversation with Food Blogger Jolita Koruklu

An enthusiastic food blogger, writer, cook, mother and wife... is she a super woman? You might call her that, or you can simply call her...

In Conversation with Banu Uğural, Artist and Expert in Upcycling

Just behind Kadar Has University stands a dream house. A creative place where only positive energy is welcome and ideas about how to reuse...

In Conversation with Vahid Evazzadeh, Theater Director and Filmmaker

This October, Istanbul will host A Corner in the World, a new international performing arts festival. A Corner in the World is a unique...

In Conversation with 3D Animator Paulius Masteika

“I see myself as world citizen. The whole world is my home but I have to say, Istanbul is the place where I see...

In Conversation with Leeann Murphy of Moon Istanbul & the Turkish...

The recently released Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast is a not-so-ordinary guidebook. At 480 pages in full-color, it's the perfect companion for any trip...

In Conversation With Milk Hunter @ Rock Off Festival

By Selin Genç & Gökay Atabek All metalheads of Istanbul anticipate the summer. Every year in August the two biggest metal festivals take place. Rock...

In Conversation with Samer Al-Kadri of Pages, Istanbul’s First Arabic Bookstore...

Located within quick reach of the historical Chora Museum, Pages, the first Arabic bookstore in Istanbul, marks a historic moment for the city and...

In Conversation with Selcen Öztürk of Duolingo Turkish

Most of us foreigners living in Turkey struggle with learning Turkish. It’s quite common to find internationals living here for five, ten or even...

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...

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...

In Conversation with FLYING roots, Curatorial Collective and Creators of the...

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

In Conversation with Isaac Weiser of Istanbul Connection: Part-band, Part-destination

Recently, a collective of San Francisco-based musicians created a unique musical concept: a band whose primary aim is to reach a travel destination. Luckily...

In Conversation with Hilary Sable, Founder of “Cihangir…Cool for Cats”

As soon as I sit down at an outside table of a café in uber-trendy Cihangir, I am spied by a rather dusty looking...

In Conversation with Ahmet Onur of Kolektif House (Part 2)

Tarik Yassien continues his conversation with Kolektif House co-founder, Ahmet Onur, on what we can expect from the group. You can read Part 1...

In Conversation with Ahmet Onur of Kolektif House (Part 1)

Kolektif House, the city's latest arrival in co-working spaces, has embarked on a quest to transform how we view shared work environments. Tucked away in...

In Conversation with Cem Kaya, Director of “Remake, Remix, Rip-off”

If you went to university in the US, you may recall a movie night with friends laughing your head off at Cüneyt Arkın practicing...

In Conversation with Kate Clow of Trekking in Turkey

Kate Clow, a long-time resident of Turkey, is a renowned sage of hiking in the region. She is best known for heading efforts to build,...

In Conversation with Jeweler Olivia Cummings of Cleopatra’s Bling

I plodded down the hill to Olivia Cummings’s Tophane studio on a rare snowy day in Istanbul, and was happy to shake the snow...

In Conversation with the Editors of Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign...

Having been one of the contributors to the Tales from the Expat Harem anthology over a decade ago, I was excited to see a...

In Conversation with Ata Dizdar of Turkish Football Weekly

It's no secret that football banter is frequently relied on to help expats and locals bridge the gap. The real struggle lies in creating the...

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