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Anthropology: Stray Cats and Dogs as the Most Popular Faces of Istanbul

Istanbul is best known for having a rich historical fabric and housing some of Turkey’s most important cultural and historical landmarks. However, Istanbul’s texture embeds many more stories into its body, including our stray friends: cats and dogs. Don’t get … Continue reading Anthropology: Stray Cats and Dogs as the Most Popular Faces of Istanbul

Singer Michelle Zauner squatting and covering her left eye with an orange round fruit she is holding as many other identical fruits hanging in the front

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Dilutes the Pain of Loss With Music

Michelle Zauner, a.ka. Japanese Breakfast (JB) was nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards in two categories: the best new artist and the best alternative album(Jubilee).  Japanese Breakfast is an alternative /indie music band that originated in Philadelphia. I discovered this … Continue reading Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Dilutes the Pain of Loss With Music

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Anthropology: Afro-Indigenous Futurism and Reimagining Cultural Narratives

Afro-Indigenous Futurism(s) are concerned with the very question of how we can envision Native futures and Indigenous cultures in the future that also embeds the past and how social tropes can be converted into culturally loyal elements. In line with … Continue reading Anthropology: Afro-Indigenous Futurism and Reimagining Cultural Narratives

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Hellbound: Netflix’s Recent Korean Series Explores the Human Monster

This blog contains spoilers. Netflix’s recent South Korean show, Hellbound, has received global attention since it started streaming on November 19. And it has dethroned  Squid Game.  As an example of a horror drama with supernatural elements, Hellbound is concerned … Continue reading Hellbound: Netflix’s Recent Korean Series Explores the Human Monster

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Travel Guide: Turkey’s Best Hiking Routes with Stunning Sceneries

One of the richest experiences comes from random moments that allow people to witness surreal-like natural treasures such as mountains, lakes, glacial lakes, and glittering sea. Turkey’s rich geographical landscape is laden with those. In particular, the coastlines with breathtaking … Continue reading Travel Guide: Turkey’s Best Hiking Routes with Stunning Sceneries

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The Power of Silence and 6 Great Feature Films with Minimal Dialogue

Words can be deceitful, complicating life, as they are already impregnated with other meanings, borrowed and exchanged in different contexts. Hence, sometimes it is better to let go of words/dialogues and focus on how people express themselves in their walk, … Continue reading The Power of Silence and 6 Great Feature Films with Minimal Dialogue

Satoshi Kon: Why His Contribution to the Animation Industry is Irreplaceable

Famous for his psychological thrillers, Satoshi Kon passed away 11 years ago at the age of 46 due to pancreatic cancer. His marvelous animations have continued to influence well-known directors like Christopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky, whose films share striking … Continue reading Satoshi Kon: Why His Contribution to the Animation Industry is Irreplaceable