New Albums

New Albums

September 18, 2017

As the summer ends and winter approaches, many bands are announcing the coming release of new albums; in fact, some have already issued new releases, as Queens of the Stone Age did during August.

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On Political Silences

On Political Silences

September 18, 2017

1. It’s a room that’s quiet and you’re also very quiet as he pours you milk against the window. The milk as a detail is disarming, very innocent; he has an expression on his

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Music of a Lifetime

Music of a Lifetime

May 9, 2017

Music is a powerful tool for marking parts of our lives. Somehow, our brains pair different periods of our lives with the music that we listened to during those periods – or at least

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On Everyday Wars

On Everyday Wars

May 9, 2017

The Salmons had been fighting this war for more than ten generations. Merciless time, aided by the unrelenting enemy, the Eschers and their allies, had taken its toll. The Salmons had declined; entire lifetimes

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A Bittersweet Summation

A Bittersweet Summation

May 9, 2017

Four years ago, I arrived in Ankara, Turkey, fresh off the high-school boat and ready to embark on a new and foreign period of my life. I didn’t know what to expect except having

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The Beginning of a Farewell

The Beginning of a Farewell

May 2, 2017

For this column, I may stray slightly from my usual theme of travel tips and experiences. Being as I am in the last month of my life as an undergraduate student here at Bilkent

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On Necessary Evils

On Necessary Evils

May 2, 2017

This has been such a long stretch of conceptual writing without narrative that I’ve developed a strong craving for fiction. But that’s not what I’m here for. Evil doesn’t make a good story; I

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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth

May 2, 2017

The good news is that “T2: Trainspotting” is scheduled to be screened in Turkish cinemas on May 5. Considering the fact that about a month ago I wrote a column based on the film’s

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