SubscribeAboutArchive Searching for Mr. X For eight years, a man without a memory lived among strangers at a hospital in Mississippi. But was recovering his identity the happy ending he was looking for?By Laura Todd Carns The Love Bomb For 50 years, Enthusiastic Sobriety programs have promised to help teenagers kick drug and alcohol addiction. But former followers say ES doesn’t save lives—it destroys them.By Daniel Kolitz UpdatesHear more about “Searching for Mr. X” on the Creative Nonfiction podcast. Binge the first season of our true-crime podcast, No Place Like Home. “Poetry became her purpose. She gave herself to it. She would isolate herself if that was what it required.”Issue 99 The Girl in the Picture A sketch artist and a grieving mother set out to solve a cold case. The more they dug, the more terrifying the truth became.By Nile Cappello © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.