WOODY ALLEN, WITHOUT GLASSES
This is one of the few stand-up comedies the famous director did throughout his career, which was recorded live in 60s. A truly hidden gem of popular culture.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

It is nineteen sixty-five. A few years behind his iconic glasses and 60-year film career, Woody Allen is ready for his stand-up on “The Shadows” stage. He is a comedy writer in his early 30s then. He writes in humor magazines, occasionally shows up on Tv and performs skits. That’s it.

He is witty, quick with words and very capable of transforming his intellectual curiosity into simple jokes and jabber stuff. He tells about Swedish movies, the bizarre food etiquette of the Swedish, Eggs Benedict and science fiction scripts, some of which are from his own life. He relentlessly talks about “art house” movie theatres of New York and seems to have no problem with caricaturing his bohemian friends. His observations on romantic relationships are in their “seeds” yet, but he sometimes sprinkles them between his words. And the audience’s laughter is so loud that the record almost loses its quality.

It is an inspiring record to witness the journey of “stand-up” culture (and Woody Allen) in a world where the streaming channels like Netflix or Amazon is being too generous with today’s stand-up comedies. The record is worthy of attention for those who are interested in the genre (and in Allen, if there are still some left).

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FENNEL ROOTS WITH ORANGE AND OLIVE OIL

The recipe for fennel roots with orange and olive oil.

FINDS
THE NEW YORKER COVERS WITH NO DEBUT

The book Blown Covers, which includes the drawings that never had the chance to be a cover to The New Yorker, hence never published, is a peerless means of discovery for those who are keen on popular culture.

CASE SERIES
AH AH AH

We fondly exhibit artist Manolya Çeliker’s artworks, which are rich in both visual and content.

BLACKOUTS
LOS ANGELES

Postcards from a city of angels, dreamers, and believers….

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
ŞİRİN PAYZIN

While taping the journalist Şirin Payzın, getting to know her closer through her green eyes was a great experience.

CITIZENS
MEHMET BİNAY

Tünel’in Şişhane çıkışında yönetmen Mehmet Binay’ı fotoğraflarken, gençliğinde burada yaptığı kısa yolculukların karanlığın içinden geçerek bambaşka bir yere ulaşmanın hayalini yansıttığını öğreniyoruz.