SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 The End of Forever What happens when an adoption fails? by Rowan Moore Gerety Blood Cries Out On a Missouri farm, two families worked the land side by side, until a murder shattered their American dream. by Sean Patrick Cooper The Whalers’ Odyssey A courageous tribe, a colossal foe, and a terrifying ocean voyage. by Doug Bock Clark The Long Shots A sports phenom shunned for drug abuse, a strongman down on his luck, and the leap of faith they took together. by Luke Alfred The Trigger Effect In September 2017, a police officer shot and killed a queer college student in Atlanta. By the end of the year, several of the student’s friends had been arrested, and two were dead. What happened at Georgia Tech? by Hallie Lieberman Axes of Evil Four days, two murders, and one poplar tree that almost ignited World War III. by Josh Dean Ordinary Person, Wild Radical The unsung 1952 court case that helped spark the gay rights movement. by Peyton Thomas Barbearians at the Gate A journey through a quixotic New Hampshire town teeming with libertarians, fake news, guns, and—possibly—furry invaders. by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling Murder at the Alcatraz of the Rockies The inside story of the first homicide in America’s most secure prison. by Chris Outcalt Porambo A fearless journalist wrote a seminal account of police brutality during the 1967 race riots. Then he wound up on the wrong side of the law. by Greg Donahue Things Fall Apart A feat of elegant design wowed elite architects and promised to bring education to poor children in Nigeria. Then it collapsed. by Allyn Gaestel The Old and the Restless An indecent proposal, a crime of passion, and legends of murder in an enclave of bohemian retirees. by Chris Walker © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.