Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wendell Berry on the Future of Food

“Our fundamental problem is world destruction, caused by an irreconcilable contradiction between the natural world and the engineered world of industrialism. This conflict between nature and human interest may have begun with the first tools and weapons, but only with … Continue reading

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Sports Fest 2011

It’s been a crazy/fun weekend at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi. Our Dernek ran a batting cage and a lot of people wanted to take a swing at baseball (get it?). I also had to jump in on a few ultimate frisbee and … Continue reading

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Had a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast with Seth and Cağan by the Bosphorus this morning, at Sade Kahve.  Also saw a Merman. It was a great day.

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Beşiktaş JK won the Turkish Cup tonight on PKs. Admittedly it’s nowhere as important as the Süper Lig (regular season), but it’s hardware and it’s a UEFA Europa bid, which we unfortunately failed to earn in the regular season. Mostly it’s just … Continue reading

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Lost and Found in Translation

I often look forward to the release of major foreign films here in Turkey, not because I actually want watch them, but because I want to see how the title is translated. For example: The film Priest, which I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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The Foodies’ Guide to Istanbul: Mano Burger

There’s a ton of awesome food blogs highlighting all of the incredible Turkish food Istanbul has to offer (Istanbul Eats is a personal favorite of mine). But let’s face it, man does not live on tavuk şiş alone, so for … Continue reading

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Spring Reading List: Dubliners

 I needed a new novel, all my lit major friends have always raved about Joyce,  and I’m going to Dublin in less than 4 weeks. All these factors made reading Joyce’s first book a perfect choice for my Spring Reading … Continue reading

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