SubscribeAboutArchive Fault Lines A pioneering humanities program shaped a generation of students and brought acclaim to a public high school in Los Angeles. But beneath the excellence lurked a culture of abuse.By Seyward Darby 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 © 2022 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.