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e-maria-shelton-speller's picture
Dec.02.2013
The Foreword for Insomnia's Istanbul (The Voice of an Unreliable Narrator, in medias res) I am the one that cannot sleep.... Istanbul When I dropped them at the restaurant, Simon asked me to join them for lunch. I parked the dolmus near the Sirkeci Railway.  Potential fares watched me...
anniken-davenport's picture
Jun.13.2013
  My new home faces a very public square. On one of the trust lots facing Lafayette Square sits The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, its twin spires two talisman guiding my return home when I venture out. The Andrew Low house faces from another trust lot, as does the Hamilton-Turner Inn at...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jun.07.2013
Facebook timeline has in past 8 months become full of irrelevant sponsored posts and ads but before that was not an activated global neighborhood posting on interrelated topics.What’s happening in Istanbul and Turkey and the Turkish diaspora around the world this week has made my Facebook timeline...
suellen-ocean's picture
May.17.2012
Byzantine means "characteristic of Byzantine." But what is Byzantine? Today, it is Istanbul Turkey but before that it was Constantinople and before that it was... you got it... Byzantine. And during the era of the great Byzantine Empire (5th and 6th centuries) certain styles were developed. There...
kelly-hevel's picture
Apr.21.2012
  People often tell me that I’m brave because I moved to Istanbul. Last time I was on vacation I had another of those conversations but this time, surprisingly, the person telling me I was brave was someone who had done the same thing: moved her life from America to Turkey. Click here to...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Mar.28.2011
I once opened a can of e-book whoop-ass on Stephen King. “No interactivity, no extra benefit for readers!” I scolded the usually imaginative novelist back in the go-go days of Y2K. From my desk on New York’s Silicon Alley where I had the publishing beat at an internet industry magazine, King’s self...
hasan-ali-tokuqin's picture
Mar.08.2011
(1970-)Polymath,poet, Hasan Ali Tokuqin lives in Istanbul/TURKEY.He is single.He is Aries.He teaches mathematics
hasan-ali-tokuqin's picture
Mar.08.2011
(1970-)Polymath,poet, Hasan Ali Tokuqin lives in Istanbul/TURKEY.He is single.He is Aries.He teaches mathematics
debbie-lee-wesselmann's picture
Sep.10.2010
I confess that, before this summer, I had never read the Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk despite having bought his Snow when the English translation was published in 2004. The novel sat on my shelf, unopened, not because I dreaded reading it but because I had moved on to other books. When I...
kelly-hevel's picture
Sep.02.2010
One sure way to make me crazy is to ask me where I’m going every time I leave the room or the building or even my chair. Walking down the street in my neighborhood people I barely know often ask me, “Where are you going?” And my gut reaction, that voice inside my head, always answers, “Who the hell...