SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Lost in Summerland At the world’s largest gathering of psychics and mediums, two brothers confront a painful secret. by Barrett Swanson “Your Honor, Can I Tell the Whole Story?” A murder in New Orleans, a trial that lasted less than a day, and the lives they entangled for the next three decades. by Nick Chrastil The Wild Ones People said that women had no place in the Grand Canyon and would likely die trying to run the Colorado River. In 1938, two female scientists set out to prove them wrong. by Melissa L. Sevigny The Rescue A flimsy raft, more than 100 souls, and three teenage heroes—or are they pirates? by Zach Campbell Masterpiece Theater A Dutch gallerist made thousands of forgeries and passed them off as the work of real artists. When he was caught, a new con began. by Anna Altman There Are Places You Cannot Go A friendship born out of the ruins of a nation, a dangerous journey home, and a 40-year search for the truth. by Brent Crane The First Responders The black men from Pittsburgh who made up America’s original paramedic corps wanted to make history and save lives—starting with their own. by Kevin Hazzard Outlaw Country Klamath County, Oregon, is the perfect place to go if you don’t want to be found—and the worst place to be if someone threatens your life. by Emma Marris The Heart Still Stands Red Fawn Fallis found love and purpose on a Dakota prairie. She thought it would save her life. Instead, she went to prison. by Elizabeth Flock Commonwealth v. Mohamed A car crash in Kentucky left a 13-year-old girl dead. A Sudanese refugee was charged with her killing. Could anyone get justice? by Margaret Redmond Whitehead The Minnesota Murderess A new wife, a dead husband, and the arsenic panic that shook the Victorian world. by Christine Seifert The Desperado In April 2018, a blind man with one foot robbed a bank in Austin, Texas. This is a heist story—but unlike any you’ve ever read. by Ciara O'Rourke © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.