SubscribeAboutArchive Archive 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 The Secret Formula Could shrunken heads hold the key to curing cancer? One man thought so—and spent a lifetime trying to prove it. by Steven Lance Castles in the Sky While renovating a house in San Francisco, a couple discovered a diary, hidden away for more than a century. It held a love story—and a mystery. by Christina Lalanne Stranger Than Fiction Inside the ‘Epoch Times’: How an aspiring poet in Brooklyn became a tool in a right-wing propaganda blitz linked to Falun Gong. by Oscar Schwartz The Pretender People in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, thought Lois Riess was a nice wife and grandmother. If she had a vice, it was playing the slots. Then she committed murder. by John Rosengren The Free and the Brave A patriotic parade, a bloody brawl, and the origins of U.S. law enforcement’s war on the political left. by Bill Donahue Do You Hear the People Sing? Brutality and resistance on the front lines of Hong Kong’s battle for democracy. by Lauren Hilgers The Long Walk When a group of Black mothers in Ohio were told to wait for school integration, they started marching every day in protest. They kept going for nearly 18 months. by Sarah Stankorb Long May They Reign A butterfly named Flamingo, an epic migration, and the crusade to save one of America’s most iconic species. by Nora Caplan-Bricker The Bard One man’s quest to save the music of the Holocaust. by Makana Eyre Revive A fatal overdose, a stunning coincidence, and a mother’s long quest to heal. by Max Blau Deliverance A telekinetic teenager became a convicted killer. Can a group of strangers prove that Christina Boyer is really a victim of injustice? by Lauren Markham The Ghost Hunter For hundreds of years, there were rumors of a shipwrecked treasure on the Oregon coast. But no one found anything, until Cameron La Follette began digging. by Leah Sottile © 2021 The Atavist Magazine. Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.