SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Prince of the Forty Thieves He was a Baptist who became a Muslim, a Marine who became a bank robber, a criminal who became an informant, and a student who became an imam. But was Marcus Robertson connected to the deadliest mass shooting in American history? by David Gauvey Herbert When the Devil Enters A town plagued by mysterious fires turns to science, the church, and the law in a search for answers. by Ariel Ramchandani A Family Matter Each year, California’s child protective services agencies remove thousands of kids from their homes. The story of how some parents decided to fight back. by Jessica Weisberg Biased and Phony Media Descend on Cleveland to Cover Very Very Tremendous Convention. Enjoy! Dispatches from the 2016 Republican National Convention. by Justin Peters Codename: Chilbom On a fall morning in 1976 a bomb exploded in the middle of Washington. The shock waves were felt for the next 30 years. by Zach Dorfman Sunk How a Chinese billionaire’s dream of making an underwater fantasy blockbuster turned into a legendary movie fiasco. by Mitch Moxley The Mastermind He was a brilliant programmer and a vicious cartel boss, who became a prized U.S. government asset. The serialized story of an elusive criminal kingpin. by Evan Ratliff Satchel Paige and the Championship for the Reelection of the General How the best baseball pitcher in the American Negro leagues came to play for the cruelest dictator in the Caribbean. by Jonathan Blitzer Hidden Damages After his daughter died in a terrorist attack, Stephen Flatow won a historic judgment against her killers. But to collect the funds, he first had to battle his own government. by M.R. O'Connor © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.