Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman is a writer based in Washington, D.C., and southern Turkey. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan as both an infantry and special operations officer, where he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, and Purple Heart. His novel Green on Blue is forthcoming from Scribner.

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

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The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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