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Turkish women and their hair: A visit to the guzelik salonu


We Karagöz puppets take over while m’lady rest. She a right mess! Don’t tell her we say. We sneak jumpy jumpy iPhone toy, find her drafts from summer. She too perfectionist. We hit “publish” while she sleep, We blame Karagöz … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets reflect on the culture shock of seclusion


; We awoke in Tulum, Mexico, after our long trip and long stop at La Carretta in Miami, for too much delicious Cuban food. And soon enough, there we were, in the hotel, bellies full of good Mexican breakfast, and … Continue reading

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Introducing Saf and Dobra: On a love-hate relationship with Türkiye


Today I met two new puppets, Saf and Dobra.  Saf is an idealist, myopic in her micro moment, focused on her love of her homeland.  Dobra, on the other hand, is more like Karagoz- an outspoken agent provocateur who stands … Continue reading

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