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THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

April's Best Books, Comics, Video Games, and Films

From new graphic novel 'Pretending Is Lying' to 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild," and more.
Noah Kulwin
Alex Norcia
Austin Walker
Bruno Bayley
Esra Gurmen
4.28.17
Music

Once Upon a Time, Brazil Protested with Psychedelic Rock ’n’ Roll

The Tropicália movement only lasted a couple of years before it was clamped down on by the military. With the introduction of an extreme decree called Institutional Act Number Five, they jailed thousands of people, including leftists, activists, and...
Esra Gurmen
6.27.13
Stuff

Talking to the Bulldozer-Hijacking Soccer Fans About Their Role in the Turkish Uprising

On the night of June 2—the third day of an out-and-out war between police and protesters—Çarşı members hotwired a bulldozer that had been left at the construction site outside Beşiktaş's Inönü Stadium and used it to push the police water-cannon trucks...
Esra Gurmen
6.18.13
Travel

The Loneliness of the Village at the End of the World

Last year, director Sarah Gavron and cinematographer David Katznelson visited Niaqornat, a tiny village in Greenland, and made a documentary centered on the collision between the old and the new, and the residents’ struggle with climate change and...
Esra Gurmen
5.22.13
Features

Whoever Got The Kilo Got The Candy, Man!

We interviewed accidental musician Kilo Kish.
Esra Gurmen
10.10.12
Features

Stubborn Heart Make Sad Disco Music

And it's definitely not bro-step...or any step.
Esra Gurmen
10.9.12
Music

Making Music in Prewar New York

Here are the bands that were killing Manhattan in 1910.
Esra Gurmen
3.13.12
The Moral Compass Issue

Turkey Almost Lost Its Internet

For years the Turkish Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) has tried to prevent its citizens from watching Drake videos on YouTube. This year they upped the ante.
Esra Gurmen
1.2.12