SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Baghdad Country Club Welcome to a place where even beer runs are a matter of life and death by Joshuah Bearman Island of Secrets If John Lane can prove the existence of the elusive tree kangaroo, he just might be able to save one of the last truly wild endangered forests on earth. by Matthew Power Goodbye Surfing, Hello God! In 1966, Brian Wilson entered the studio to compose Smile, a Beach Boys album that he believed would change the band, and perhaps the face of popular music, forever. What happened next became legend. by Jules Siegel Blindsight Simon Lewis was a Hollywood producer on the rise before an accident took his wife’s life and nearly his own. by Chris Colin The Defender Manute Bol’s journey from Sudan to the NBA and back again. by Jordan Conn My Mother’s Lover A true story of romance, war, and two families’ search for the man who bound them. by David Dobbs The Instigators Retracing the forces behind the Egyptian revolution. by David Wolman Before the Swarm Intrepid naturalist Mark Moffett is tracking an ant species on a march toward bug-world domination. What a controversial theory of insect society may tell us about our own. by Nicholas Griffin Lifted The robbers had a crew of two dozen specialists, a stolen helicopter, perfectly designed explosives, and inside information on a $150 million cash repository in Stockholm. The inside tale of one of history’s most elaborate heists, and the race to unravel it. by Evan Ratliff Piano Demon The globetrotting, gin-soaked, too-short life of Teddy Weatherford, the Chicago jazzman who conquered Asia. by Brendan I. Koerner © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.