Kenan Behzat Sharpekenanbsharpe@gmail.com
Who is Kenan Behzat Sharpe?
Kenan Behzat Sharpe is an Istanbul-based journalist and academic. He completed his PhD in Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2019. He is a co-founder of Blind Field: A Journal of Critical Inquiry and an assistant editor at Commune Magazine. He has written about art, culture, and politics in Turkey, Greece, and beyond for Al-Monitor, Jacobin, and Verso. His academic publications center on the relationship between left-wing social movements, youth countercultures, and the arts. He is currently completing his first book manuscript, Rockers and Radicals in Anatolia: Turkish Psychedelic Rock and the World 1960s, which explores the music and political context of Tülay German, Cem Karaca, Moğollar, Selda Bağcan, Erkin Koray, and other Anadolu Rock figures.
October 09, 2021 Is Turkey living its MeToo moment?
October 01, 2021 Beyoğlu is dead, long live Beyoğlu
September 27, 2021 A fight for housing and joy
September 17, 2021 Celebrating Hrant Dink’s birthday with music
September 10, 2021 'Ah Asuman!' and Demirtaş’s beguiling stories
September 06, 2021 What Theodorakis means for Turkey
August 27, 2021 Eden: a post-apocalyptic film
August 13, 2021 Netflix’s Last Summer, our disastrous summer
August 06, 2021 Social media on fire
July 30, 2021 Istanbul: hip for tourists, hell for locals
July 24, 2021 Turkish music on the world market
July 09, 2021 Bars, memory, and the city
July 05, 2021 Social media activism
June 28, 2021 Music fans, unite under the rainbow flag!
June 21, 2021 Sexism and militarism from soccer to tuna fish
June 11, 2021 Can we still love Istanbul despite its destruction?
June 08, 2021 They want to kill the music
May 21, 2021 Turkish rap scene's bridge-builder
May 16, 2021 Women get revenge in Netflix’s latest Turkish series
May 02, 2021 Turkey's musicians challenge alcohol ban
April 26, 2021 Nostalgia for old Istanbul: BluTV’s 'Yeşilçam'
April 16, 2021 Turkish musician Erkan Oğur and so-called 'cancel culture'
April 02, 2021 Aegean off-season
March 27, 2021 At a dark time for women, pop music shows vulnerable rage
March 21, 2021 “Hey There!” turns pandemic into dark comedy gold
March 14, 2021 Digital echoes of International Women’s Day
March 05, 2021 Navigating heartbreak with Aleyna Tilki and Melike Şahin
February 21, 2021 Turkey’s 'avokado tost' millennials on TV