Trying to script a future free of crippling forces.
Layers of time are reemerging inside the 12th-century chapel set in the St. Efrosinya Monastery in this city that was once at the center of regional rule.
Seeking warmth among historic monasteries in the weeks before Romania joined the European Union.
Journeying west to east as ideas and identities struggle to take root in the Asian arc of Turkey.
Measuring changing climates beneath the midnight sun at an Arctic outpost of Norway.
Writer Tom Haines reflects on the origins of a year at the edge.