The Observer Effect - Seph Voigts

The Observer Effect - Seph Voigts

133 All Very Hush Hush—Yemen, Where Aziza Wants to Help People Die

Aziza told me the religious police arrested her and her fiancé in Saudi Arabia. The interrogator asked, “Did you hit...

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132 Love Is Stronger Than Death—Benin, Where Jean Reconnected

Jean was readier to answer my questions—as if he had somehow prepared—than anyone I have interviewed in the course of...

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131 La Direction de la Vie—Paris, Where Étienne Considered Suicide

Étienne has decorated his entire Paris apartment with paraphernalia from The Little Prince, Antoine de...

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130 Black Doesn't Speak—Paris, Where Caracola Clowns

Caracola left Buenos Aires at 19 to study anthropology in Paris but soon realized her calling is to be a clown. She...

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129 Al-Amin—The Bronx, Where Mohibul Trusted

Mohibul runs the restaurant his father established when he moved from Bangladesh to London. They named it Al-Amin,...

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128 Belonging—Mostar, Where Anja Is Writing a Bible

Anja left Bosnia as a toddler and lives there now to reconnect with her roots. I asked if she has found herself in...

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127 The Beauty of Sorrow—Zipolite, Where Indra Drowned

Indra broke up with his girlfriend in Turkey just months into traveling the world together and set off the series of...

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126 Vipassana—Tel Aviv, Where Meytal Wants to See

Meytal felt uncomfortable just following the typical path of a young Israeli, school, the army, job, and so she found...

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125 The Fourth Cup—Nazareth, Where Odna Is Being Investigated

Odna was summoned by the police in Nazareth and questioned about her Facebook activity. They said they were secretly...

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124 Beyond the Beyonds—Limerick, Where Frank Grew Up

Frank McCourt wrote his beloved memoir, Angela’s Ashes, about a childhood spent in Ireland. Una Heaten turned the...

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