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
A KITCHEN TOOL: ZESTER

Why is Zester, a must-have for any cook’s knife case, so important?

FINDS
DEBORAH LEVY – HOT MILK

After reading “Things I Don’t Want to Know” by Deborah Levy, it is impossible to resist reading another novel by the author.

CASE SERIES
PRE-FALL’19 MEN COLLECTION IS ON VIEW

Sanayi313’s Pre-Fall Men Collection is on view at Milan these days.

BLACKOUTS
MIAMI

“The Magic City” with spectacular sunsets, warm breezes and soft waters…

LOVE LETTERS
ALP İŞMEN

Painter Alp İşmen declares his love to love with once again a love letter.

SENSES
YEŞİM GÜRER OYMAK

The interview we did with Yeşim Gürer Oymak on the "hearing" sense was very different because of her relationship with music.

CITIZENS
CANA GÜRMEN

Ulus’un sokaklarında, günün hızı ile keyfi arasında gidip gelen insanların arasında yürüyoruz. Birazdan, adeta şehrin o modern ama vakur yüzünü ayakta tutan muhit binalarının tam ortasında, arkeolojinin, bitmeyen bir aşkın ve klasik müziğin olduğu bir eve gireceğiz. Piyanist Cana Gürmen’in evine.