Posts tagged "Confrontation Online"

Christopher Thornton’s Global Spotlight: Letter from Lalibela

It is Christmas Day in Lalibela, Ethiopia—December 25, the day chosen to commemorate the birth of Christ in the world of Western Christianity. In Ethiopia, the celebration won’t arrive for another fifteen days because the Ethiopian Orthodox Church adheres to the Eastern calendar.

Christopher Thornton’s Global Spotlight: Letter from Addis Ababa

We were packed into the back of a crowded minibus somewhere on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, heading in the direction of Lake Kuriftu and the city of Debre Zeyit, which hugs its shoreline.

Christopher Thornton’s Global Spotlight: Letter from New Delhi

The Lessons of Connaught Place: Rarely does a work of architecture represent something so different from what was intended.

Persona Non Grata: Globetrotting in the Security Age

Every summer, the beginning of travel season, I become apprehensive. I’m not afraid of flying. I take five or six trips a year by air, both short hops and long-haul flights that cross half a dozen time zones. I’m apprehensive because I don’t live in the United States, and travel in the summer typically...

Christopher Thornton’s Global Spotlight: Letter from India

The Illusion of Security—and the Security of Illusion A few months ago I took the train from New Delhi to Agra, India, and lived to tell the tale (or write about it, in this case).

Christopher Thornton’s Global Spotlight: Letter From Tehran

The View from Valiasr: To travel the length of Valiasr Street is to experience the undercurrent of a society that few media reports attempt to reveal.

Christopher Thornton’s Global Spotlight: Letter From Lisbon

West Meets East: This story begins where it ends, as it should, because it has something to say about the often circular nature of experience and the lesson we might learn—if we pay attention.