The Turkish Rug

Elif Sinem
A blog on pop culture, writing, and Turkishness, separately and together.
Created 28 Dec 2020
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  • The Music Dispatch: October 17, 2021
    17 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Pinkpantheress. Credit: Jesse Crankson Our future comes with an expiry date. There's corporations and nations that think we need to exploit everything for as much as we can before it's all over; there...
  • The Music Dispatch: October 10, 2021
    10 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Magdalena Bay. Mercurial World is so good! Get on it! Welcome to The Music Dispatch! This is a weekly part of this Substack where I shortly review every new(-ish) release I listened to this week. Out ...
  • To You, To Beyoncé
    08 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Oh yeah. I brought this one out for you. (Beyoncé and Solange for mother Tina Knowles-Lawson’s Mardi Gras Bash, 2014) The other day, you asked me what I thought of you. I had paragraphs written out, m...
  • The Music Dispatch: October 2, 2021
    02 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Key for Bad Love (SM Entertainment) Chainsaw Man is so good. I’m twenty chapters in, which really isn’t a lot all things considered and I’m sure I’m about to get to the crazy part soon, but I still fe...
  • The (Late) Music Dispatch: September 25, 2021
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Perfume for Polygon Wave. Credit: Perfume Welcome to The Music Dispatch! This is a weekly part of this Substack where I shortly review every new(-ish) release I listened to. Out every Saturday, or whe...
  • Enemies to Lovers to Friends to Just F**k Already!
    24 Sep 2021 • 21 min read • 5 0
    Alina, Darkling and Mal for Shadow and Bone. Do you like the Shadow and Bone trilogy? No big deal if you don’t for sensible reasons such as it being predictable, breakneck-paced, and liberally inspire...
  • The Music Dispatch: September 18, 2021
    18 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Slom and SUMIN for MINISERIES (EMA Korea) Welcome to The Music Dispatch! This is a newly christened weekly part of this Substack where I shortly review every new(-ish) release I listened to. Out every...
  • The Music Dispatch: September 11, 2021
    11 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Chlöe for Have Mercy, taken from her Twitter account. I have great sense of timing. So for friends over at Reddit, on boring Fridays at work I will recap the music that comes out on that day, just rea...
  • MÜELLIF: Why I write
    27 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 6 1
    Younghoon behind the scenes of recording the OST for Will Be. Maybe he’s just reading Müellif, though, what do you know! Out of all the characters in 2021’s Gossip Girl, I think I hate Kate Keller the...
  • MÜELLIF: The Input/Output Stream
    20 Aug 2021 • 19 min read • 3 0
    The Boyz’ Juyeon for THE B fandom 3rd generation kit. I’m not explaining that. He’s not explaining the themes in his work either. Good for him. I find it funny when people have printer problems. Do th...
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