SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 The Divorce Colony The strange tale of the socialites who shaped modern marriage on the American frontier. by April White Holiday at the Dictator’s Guesthouse What possessed a family man from Ohio to smuggle a Bible into North Korea? by Joshua Hunt The Doctor Tom Catena is the only surgeon for thousands of square miles in southern Sudan. His hospital, and his life, are constantly under threat. There is no end to the carnage he must treat, and no sign of it letting up. Why does he refuse to leave? by James Verini Whatsoever Things Are True The account of a 1982 double murder and the two men separately accused, convicted, and exonerated of the crime. by Matthew Shaer The Ghosts of Pickering Trail One family hoped their new home might bring a fresh start. But the house held secrets that would cause them years of heartache. by Will Hunt and Matt Wolfe The Arc of the Sun Chasing history in the great South African pigeon race. by David Samuels Welcome to Dog World! My job was to make tourists believe they were seeing the “real” Alaska. Then things got real. by Blair Braverman The Desert Blues In 2001, two unlikely friends created a music festival in Mali that drew the likes of Bono and Robert Plant. Then radical Islam tore them apart. by Joshua Hammer Operation Red Falcon He was one of the greatest spies the Mossad had ever seen. Then he brought his own country to the brink of war. by Ronen Bergman The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang A trio of Canadian bank robbers, nicknamed the Stopwatch Gang, executed meticulous heists in the ’70s and ’80s. by Josh Dean The Zombie King The writer who introduced zombies to America. by Emily Matchar © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.