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Rio de Janeiro: story of Jorge Selarón

Rio de Janeiro — Nestled between the bohemian Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods sits the vibrant, impressive Escadaria Selarón, a staircase covered in thousands of pieces of colorful tiles, mirrors and ceramics. Jorge Selarón was born in Chile in 1947. He has been traveling living and working, as a painter and sculptor, in over 50 …

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Once upon a time there was a blog and it was written in Amharic

Text by Ethan Zuckerman — It’s not especially easy to talk about these issues in Ethiopia. Africa’s second largest country has been ruled by a neo-marxist government (EPRDF – Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democracy Front) which overthrew a brutal military dictatorship in 1991, instilling one-party autocratic rule in its place. Part of EPRDF’s strategy of control …

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Spirito di Stella

In August 2000 Andrea Stella, a twenty-four year old boy from Thiene (Vicenza, North-East Italy) on holiday in Miami, was assaulted and shot by criminals who were attempting to steal his rented car. That inexplicable shooting forced him on a wheelchair. Passionate for sailing, undeterred by the accident, and so eager to get back to …

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