SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 American Hippopotamus A bracing and eccentric epic of espionage and hippos. by Jon Mooallem When We Are Called to Part An absorbing, affecting, and often funny story of life in the last years of a rapidly vanishing community. by Brooke Jarvis Murder on the Mekong A reporter travels to the scene of a crime that transfixed East Asia and finds a tale of adventure, deception, and political intrigue. by Jeff Howe The Bones of Marianna The story of a notorious reform school and the unlikely crusaders who pushed its dark past into the light. by David Kushner Finding Shakespeare A dramatic quest to stage the first-ever professional “original pronunciation” production of Shakespeare’s work in New York City. by Daniel Fromson Coronado High How a group of high school kids from a sleepy beach town in California became criminal masterminds. by Joshuah Bearman The Oilman’s Daughter A dark family secret, an immense fortune, and one woman’s search for the truth. by Evan Ratliff Stray Bullet An inmate attempts to come to terms with his own actions, and turn his life around in prison. by Gary Rivlin The Legends of Last Place A season with America’s worst professional baseball team by Abe Streep The Honeymoon Murder Young love turns tragic as a brutal carjacking leaves a beautiful newlywed murdered—and her husband the prime suspect. by Joshua Hammer The Sinking of the Bounty The true story of a tragic shipwreck and its aftermath. by Matthew Shaer The Last Clinic An Emmy-nominated portrait of the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. by Maisie Crow and Alissa Quart © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.