•   Having a prominent place in the British film calendar, London Short Film Festival celebrates its 14th anniversary. Offering a platform for the country’s young talents, the festival also...
  •   Since 1977, Sydney Festival turns the largest Australian city into a hub of art. The festival, attended free of charge by 500,000 people on average every year and selling 150,000 tickets,...

DESTINATION

  • Venice is a Stage and the Play is Genuine

    Venice is a Stage and the Play is Genuine

    One should be very grateful if there is a sea by the city where he or she lives. Istanbul receives the lion’s share of this gratitude together with Venice, its twin city. I’m standing on the Dolmabahçe Pier with Vivaldi’s rondos filling my ears. Painted red by the sunset, the Bosphorus narrows down and turns into the Canal Grande. If the...

CULTURE

  • The Unbounded World of Dalì

    The Unbounded World of Dalì

    Opened on November 25 in Bologna, Dalì Experience is an exclusive exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalì, the mind behind bright ideas and works that left their mark on the 20th century. Among the fundamental elements of the exhibition, which takes on a visionary approach to the works and heritage of Salvador Dalì, a pioneering figure of...
  • The Best of Contemporary Art

    The Best of Contemporary Art

    Filling the city with art, the 11th Contemporary Istanbul brings together dozens of local and international galleries and collectors.

PEOPLE

  • Robert De Niro: A Living Legend

    Robert De Niro: A Living Legend

    In addition to many countless awards, you also recently received the Presidential Medal of Honor presented by Barack Obama. How did you feel? I felt honored and gratified. My family was there. Going back to the past and listening to my success with them present was very emotional. You’ve inspired many actors over the years. But who does...
  • Mel Gibson at the Top of His Career

    Mel Gibson at the Top of His Career

    It’s been 20 years since the legendary Braveheart. Now you’re back with another war movie, Hacksaw Ridge, after all these years. What aspect of war movies attracts you? I love real stories. Actually, I’d been offered this story three times; during the first two, I was working on other projects. The third time it was brought to me, I read...
  • On Cinema with Ben Affleck

    On Cinema with Ben Affleck

    I loved your latest film, The Accountant. It’s a great story and a powerful cast. Could you talk about it a little? It’s an intricately and maddeningly schizophrenic action/drama. Though it may look like an ordinary action movie, it defies the definition. I play an unfulfilled mathematical genius. I’m an articulate person but my character...

CUISINE

  • Mantı and Börek in the Ottoman Cuisine

    Mantı and Börek in the Ottoman Cuisine

    Although mantı, which has decorated tables for centuries, was generally boiled or steamed, it’s known that it was also fried, while people would also eat oven-baked filo pastries with various fillings. Eating only two meals a day for five centuries, the Ottomans paid attention to having a hearty breakfast. Mantı was among the dishes eaten...
  • Delicacies from Tarsus

    Delicacies from Tarsus

    If it is possible, you should reserve some parts of your holiday for winter. You should take advantage of a free weekend to get away from the city and from winter’s gloom. I suggest you visit Tarsus - let me tell explain why. Most of the structures that make up the city’s architectural richness are located in the city center, enabling you to...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

  • Shorts from London

      Having a prominent place in the British film calendar, London Short Film Festival celebrates its 14th anniversary. Offering a platform for the country’s young talents, the festival also accepts applications from other countries. The regular devotees of the festival will fill the movie theaters to watch the year’s most astonishing...
  • Art Month in Sydney

      Since 1977, Sydney Festival turns the largest Australian city into a hub of art. The festival, attended free of charge by 500,000 people on average every year and selling 150,000 tickets, hosts hundreds of music, art and theater events for three weeks.
  • Burtynsky’s Frames Visit Istanbul

      Expressing the façade of nature transformed by industrialism with large-scale photographs, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is welcomed at Borusan Contemporary with the exhibition Aqua Shock: Selections from the Water Project.