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June 17, 2006

Rolling Stone Türkiye

Finally , Rolling Stone Magazine in Turkish! Yes there are too many music magazines in Turkey but they are far from being satisfactory. Rolling Stone Turkiye on the shelves with three different covers as a collectors' issue. We picked the one with Mor ve Otesi(our favorite alternative rock band from Turkey) on the cover. The magazine has exactly the same quality with the US version. Tons of interesting articles , interviews with the bands and breath-taking photos...
Rollingstone01 Well , while writing about photos and Mor ve Otesi , the lead singer of the group : Harun is really hot , he has a nice voice and a certain point of the view to the world we live in. We love their songs ; there are very few bands here that the lyrics and the melody match together perfectly and combining with the high musical levels of the members.Their latest album Buyuk Dusler just hit the market and one of the best selling alt. rock albums ever...

May 30, 2006

Army Beckons for Boys of the Bolshoi


It survived the revolution. It shrugged off the Cold War defections of some of its biggest stars. It emerged unscathed from the Soviet repression of the performing arts.Yet Russian ballet today is facing perhaps the biggest threat of its 300-year history thanks to planned government legislation that would force young male dancers into the army for the first time.The move has prompted an unprecedented confrontation between the Kremlin and the country's most famous dance companies, the Bolshoi and the Kirov, who say that the bill will rob them of all their up-and-coming male dancers - forever.

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May 08, 2006

Hello to David!


Performance artist and magician David Blaine interacts with spectators of all ages on day three of his challenge to live underwater for a week in an eight-foot acrylic sphere in New York City's Lincoln Center.Blaine, 33, plans to culminate his stunt at 8 p.m. Monday by attempting to break the world record for breath-holding underwater without a breathing apparatus, which is currently 8 minutes, 58 seconds.He will also try to escape from 150 pounds of chains and handcuffs during the breath-holding finale.His friend who's also his doctor for this experience Dr.Murat Gunel(from Yale-New Haven Hospital)is always there for him to make daily health-care.David said "hi" from the sphere to Turkey on last Wednesday. Hello David , and good luck!



February 08, 2006

The World's Gone Crazy!


The cartoons of Mohammed first appeared in Danish paper Jyllands-Posten in September. The paper said it had asked cartoonists to draw the pictures because the media was censoring itself over Muslim issues.
Islam forbids depictions of Mohammed and many Muslims were furious at the drawings, one of which shows the religious figure wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.
Some other European papers later published some of the cartoons, as a way of covering the controversy and also, some papers said, as a matter of freedom of expression
In Paris, France Soir -- a newspaper that published the cartoons -- was evacuated for nearly three hours Monday after receiving a bomb threat.
Two small weekly Jordanian newspapers also reprinted the cartoons and, according to Jordan's Petra News Agency, arrest warrants were issued for the editors-in-chief.
The Danish paper issued an apology in late January after weeks of quieter expressions of outrage and diplomatic efforts to avoid the widespread violence.
The Danish government says it does not control what is in the country's newspapers and that courts will determine whether the newspaper that originally published the cartoons is guilty of blasphemy.
The government has also expressed apologies for the offending drawings.


We're muslims and we live in a muslim country.The outrage is way too much and we're against all kind of rage and most of the radical muslim countries have too much fury , OK...but we think this is a contradiction...the rule is simple in islam : Islam forbids depictions of Mohammed so people should respect this rule...on the other hand there's something called " freedom of expression". There should be a balance between these two facts...

October 20, 2005

Ronaldo in Rape Arrest!!


Ronaldo has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape. He was held in custody while being interviewed about allegations made by a woman that she was raped in a hotel the day after Manchester United played Fulham.Scotland Yard confirmed a man in his 20s has been released pending further inquiries into the allegation. The Portuguese international was questioned about claims a woman was sexually assaulted at a central London hotel on 2 October. Manchester United said it was "not commenting at the moment". Ronaldo, 20, attended the station and was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's specialist Sapphire team. He was held in custody while being interviewed about allegations made by a woman that she was raped in the penthouse suite of a hotel the day after Manchester United played Fulham.

BBC News I Man Utd's Ronaldo in rape arrest


Cristiano arrives at the club's training ground in Manchester, 20 October 2005.

October 02, 2005

No,No,No !


Diesel Turkey and fashion magazines in Turkey refused to use some ad pictures which are included Diesel's 2005 Fall Campaign. The Ad Campaign's photos which are very brave and provocative are taken by a Turkish photographer Mert Ulas and his partner Marcus Piggott. The magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Cosmogirl, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Marie Claire, FHM and Madame Figaro refused to use either the photo with the hot butt or the hot butt with jeans without any restrictions from the government.At least they can use the one below (with some modifications) for some public service...LOL

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August 02, 2005

Spencer Tunick in Istanbul??!

Spencerhimself Artist Spencer Tunick has been documenting the live nude figure in public, with photography and video , since 1992. Since 1994 he has organized over 65 temporary site-related installations in the United States and abroad. Tunick's installations encompass dozens , hundreds or thousands of volunteers ; and his photographs are records of these events.Since 1992 , he has been arrested 5 times while attempting to work outdoors in New York City.Spencer1


We read on papers that he is planning to organize an installation in Istanbul.We don't think that is a good idea! Have mercy to our eyes. O.K. ,there are lots of good looking guys in Istanbul but Spencer please be sure that your volunteers from Istanbul will probably be like that!!!


July 17, 2005

Damn It !

Kusadasi Three Turks ,a British and an Irish were killed in the explosion, which tore the roof off the minibus as it travelled through the town of Kusadasi on the way to a beach on Saturday morning. Another 13 people were injured, five of them Britons.(photo from NTVMSNBC)

This shit keeps going all over the world and nothing's happening against that but increasing security and bullshit from politicians.