SubscribeAboutArchive A Crime Beyond Belief A Harvard-trained lawyer was convicted of committing bizarre home invasions. Psychosis may have compelled him to do it. But in a case that became a public sensation, he wasn’t the only one who seemed to lose touch with reality.By Katia Savchuk ‘We Wish to Be Able to Sing’ For more than half a century, the people of Easter Island lived under an oppressive colonial regime. Then a schoolteacher sparked an unlikely revolution. By Mike Damiano UpdatesListen to interviews with our latest authors on the Creative Nonfiction podcast. Atavist earns 2 National Magazine Award nominations. “Poetry became her purpose. She gave herself to it. She would isolate herself if that was what it required.”Issue 99 The Butcher of Havana How a drifter from Milwaukee became the chief executioner of the Cuban Revolution—and a test case for U.S. civil rights.By Tony Perrottet © 2022 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.