SubscribeAboutArchive Crushed. When Johna Ramirez’s son joined a wildly popular circle of tween YouTube influencers, it seemed like he was fulfilling his Hollywood dreams. But in the Squad, fame and fortune came at a cost.By Nile Cappello The Shadow and The Ghost A woman who called herself Reverend Mother claimed that she could perform miracles. The price was her followers’ adoration and obedience—and in some cases their lives. By Christine Grimaldi UpdatesListen to interviews with our latest authors on the Creative Nonfiction podcast.Read an annotated pitch for an Atavist story on Nieman Storyboard. “The fraud is of such subtlety and sophistication that it deceived even the Movant,” he wrote, referring to himself.Issue 126 The Voyagers In 1945, a father and his young son set out across the Bering Strait, fleeing Soviet Russia for a better life in America. Neither knew how perilous their journey would become.By Bill Donahue © 2023 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.