In Conversation with Filmmaker Serhat Karaaslan (Part 2)

Serhat Karaaslan, the filmmaker behind the short films, Bisiqlet and Musa, tells us more about his experience as a film-maker in Turkey. His most recent short...

In Conversation with Filmmaker Serhat Karaaslan (Part 1)

Sampling several pieces of work from an artist can give one insight into his or her philosophy. I’ve recently had the opportunity to perform...

In Conversation with Ray Cullom, Executive Director of the Zorlu Center...

For the second part of our interview, I asked Ray about his work at Zorlu Center PSM and how the project has developed over the...

In Conversation with Ray Cullom, Executive Director of the Zorlu Center...

I am a concert nerd. And the Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center has been a new paradise found. It has only had one season...

Taxim Sound: Reggae, Dancehall, Carribean and Urban Sounds in the Heart...

Announcing the newest force in reggae, dancehall and urban sounds! Get acquainted with Taxim Sound, a group of four music buffs with a love...

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 2)

For the second half of our interview, I asked Doug about his "Summer in Turkey" class.  Not only did this course have a tremendous influence...

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 1)

In 2008 I visited Turkey for the first time as a student from the University of Wyoming.  Together with nine of my classmates, I...

In Conversation with Terrace Exhibitions <40 Artists

Sky-high amid the skyscrapers of Istanbul’s corporate centre Maslak, you can find an unexpected attraction that must definitely be visited. Proje4L presents Terrace Exhibitions...

In Conversation with Gece’s Gökçe Balaban

Istanbul-based band Gece released their third album Iyi Niyetti Bir Gün on 6 May. To mark the occasion, I sat down with bassist Gökçe...

In Conversation with Şebnem Erçelik of Shibu Design

Attention jewelry lovers! Meet Şebnem Erçelik of Shibu Design. Şebnem designs creative pieces that capture the vitality, culture and spirit of Istanbul. To see...

In Conversation with Light in Babylon

Light in Babylon is a multicultural Istanbul-based band that has turned heads in the city with its original music that speaks to all cultures and...

In Conversation with Kinesis

Hear ye, hear ye, lovers of budding alternative bands: this Thursday the twenty-second of May in the year of our lord 2014 you should...

In Conversation with Justin and Busra of Turkish Tea Time

Let’s be honest, us Yabangees know all too well that the online resources available for learning Turkish are far from enjoyable and rarely interactive....

In Conversation with Kerem Siral of Minimal Group

Meet Kerem Siral, the founder of Minimal Group, a start-up that is currently active in the e-commerce sector. We spoke about his company’s projects,...

Ask An Expat: Christopher Vena

Christopher Vena is a former art teacher turned full-time artist. He and his wife, Jeannie, are a genuinely fantastic duo and resident veterans on expat life...

In Conversation with Itır Erhart on Running and the Adım Adım...

Itır Erhart, an Assistant Professor at the Media School, a part of Istanbul Bilgi University’s Faculty of Communication, studies a wide range of topics,...

In Conversation with 123

One of our contributors, Mustafa Çankaya, recently sat down with a few members of the Turkish band 123 to talk about music, life in...

In Conversation with Rubber Walrus and The Medical Phalanx of Space

On Thursday, 17 April, three bands will take to the stage at Roxy in Cihangir. Amongst them are two yabangee-populated groups, Rubber Walrus and...

Ask an Expat: Agata Blaszkowska

Meet Agata Blaszkowska, a woman who has worked on rural development programs in eastern Turkey and more recently collaborated with her friends on a...

In Conversation with Istanbul Insider’s Beliz Miller

Four years of living in Istanbul will lead you to stumble upon a significant number of blogs about life in the city. The variety...

Ask an Expat: Lisa Morrow

Meet Lisa Morrow, a writer who is consistently surprised by the city. Learn more about her book and her favorite places in Istanbul below!  Why...

In Conversation with Dinar Bandosu

Editor’s note: The album release party has been postponed. We will let you know as soon as the new date has been announced. On Monday,...

Ask an Expat: Patrick Bosteels

Meet Patrick Bosteels, a chief connector-mentor for entrepreneurs as he calls himself. Originally from Belgium he and his Turkish wife Nesen founded Stage-Co, a...

In Conversation with Falling Notes’ Karina Morera

Falling Notes is one of Istanbul's newest up-and-coming bands. The five-piece features Alican Tokdemir on drums, Umutcan Karamahmutoğlu on guitar, Sinan Çalışkan on bass, Yusuf Karaoğlu on both guitar...

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