SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Losing Conner’s Mind The race to save a child from a genetic death sentence. by Amitha Kalaichandran The Obsidian Serpent A homeless father, a Marine’s death, and the making of a serial killer. by León Krauze Promethea Unbound A child genius raised in poverty, she wanted to change the world. A horrific act of violence nearly destroyed her. by Mike Mariani Some Mother’s Boy In 1921, a teenager died alone in Kentucky and was buried without a name. A century later, a team of sleuths set out to find his identity. by Alina Simone Theater of War He traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places to disarm militias, negotiate with gangs, and defy terrorists. But Bill Brookman was just a clown. by Jessica Hatcher-Moore Not Fuzz They were partners in fighting crime. The only problem: Neither was a cop. But when one friend turned on the other, things got real. by David Mark Simpson The Devil’s Henchmen In death, what do Islamic State fighters deserve? A journey through the ruins of Mosul in search of answers leads to the discovery of a terrible crime. by Kenneth R. Rosen The Improbable Life of Paula Zoe Helfrich She was the daughter of a U.S. spy, an exile from Burma, a flight attendant in a war zone, and half of an epic love story. But how much of… by Julia Cooke Love Thy Neighbor American evangelicals’ antigay gospel forced him to flee Uganda. Then Christians in California offered him a home. A refugee’s story in words and pictures. by Jacob Kushner The Wreck A nightmare at sea turned into one of the greatest rescues in maritime history. When a rookie treasure hunter went looking for the lost ship, he found a different kind… by David Wolman M.I.A. Half a century ago, an American commando vanished in the jungles of Laos. In 2008, he reappeared in Vietnam, reportedly alive and well. But nothing was what it seemed. by Matthew Shaer © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.