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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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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