• Reigning US Open champion Martin Kaymer, former world No.1 Lee Westwood and 2013 FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson are among those taking part in the penultimate event of this...
  • Istanbul Photographs Curated by M. Sinan Genim, “From Konstantiniyye to Istanbul: Photographs of the Bosphorus from the 19th to the 20th Century” showcases the stunning buildings, interesting...

DESTINATION

  • Istanbul’s Bohemian Quarter: Çukurcuma

    Istanbul’s Bohemian Quarter: Çukurcuma

    One of Istanbul’s oldest neighborhoods, Çukurcuma, as its name, “çukur”, indicates, nestles in a hollow between two steep slopes. If you check a map, you’ll spot it where İstiklal Street intersects the districts of Taksim and Cihangir.Huddled behind Galatasaray Lycée, Çukurcuma connects to Boğazkesen Avenue, and we start our...

CULTURE

  • Art Meets Science

    Art Meets Science

    This year’s festival is opening with a first. Each concert will be preceded by a scientific presentation in keeping with the concept of the concert at this festival, which is bringing together eastern and western artists from countries as far afield as Korea and Mexico, Luxembourg and Serbia. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sinan Canan, a neurologist known...
  • Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

    Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

    Can you tell us briefly about your education and your artistic career?After I graduated from the Istanbul University Department of Forest Engineering, I worked as a researcher in microbiology laboratories at various universities in the U.S. In 2004, I began studying Intermedia in the Fine Arts Department of the University of West Virginia....

PEOPLE

  • Turkey’s Veteran Film Critic: Atilla Dorsay

    Turkey’s Veteran Film Critic: Atilla Dorsay

    You’ve spent your life in darkened theaters. How many years is it? And how does it feel?It’s a magnificent feeling… Despite being claustrophobic, I’ve never once experienced fear of the dark in any movie theater. Even though the theater is dark, you’re not alone. And that’s the basic difference between watching a film in a theater...
  • Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

    Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

    Can you tell us briefly about your education and your artistic career?After I graduated from the Istanbul University Department of Forest Engineering, I worked as a researcher in microbiology laboratories at various universities in the U.S. In 2004, I began studying Intermedia in the Fine Arts Department of the University of West Virginia....
  • Akbaş Theater On Canvas

    Akbaş Theater On Canvas

    The works of noted painter Onay Akbaş, who has been pursuing his career in Paris since 1988, are found in private and public collections as well as numerous museums around the world, primarily in Europe. We visited him in France and talked with him about the artistic life and the value of painting.

CUISINE

  • Mushrooms Have a Special Place

    Mushrooms Have a Special Place

    Mushrooms significantly enhance the flavor of food because of the glutamic acid they contain. Rich in minerals like phosphorus, calcium and potassium, they also contain the B complex vitamins. Mushrooms should be consumed fresh to preserve their nutritional value, roughly half of which is lost within four days of their being picked. To preserve...
  • Olive Oil Dishes

    Olive Oil Dishes

    What makes them so special isn’t only their taste but their other benefits as well. Vegetables cooked in olive oil cleanse our bodies and arteries, help to lower blood pressure, reduce stomach acid and soften the stool. And the vitamin E in olive oil renews brain cells and strengthens the muscles.If you follow the rules for cooking with...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

  • A Speech Is Not An Essay

    A Speech Is Not An Essay

    Reading an essay to an audience can bore them to tears. I recently attended a conference where a brilliant man was speaking on a topic about which he was one of the world’s experts. Unfortunately, what he delivered was not a speech but an essay. This renowned academic had mastered the written form but mistakenly presumed that the same style...
  • Get Your Brain Unstuck

    Get Your Brain Unstuck

    Your wife calls, asking if she should wait up. “Leaving any minute,” you tell her, staring up at an empty screen. You haven’t produced anything substantive for hours. Yet for reasons you can’t understand, it’s been impossible to walk away. Even now, the answer seems so close. If your work involves creative thinking, you are bound...
  • Yes, You Can Make Meetings More Productive

    Yes, You Can Make Meetings More Productive

    High human capital productivity — one key to great financial results — requires hiring the right people, teaming them effectively, and eliminating organizational barriers to high performance. It also requires paying close attention to how people in the organization interact. At many companies, they’re spending way too much time answering...