Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Without and Within, a Fin-de-Siècle Moment

Without and Within, a Fin-de-Siècle Moment

The day after the election, the weather is perfect in New Orleans. The street cleaners have scrubbed Bourbon and the street is looking new and wet. Two older white women stop me to ask if there are any daiquiri places open. “There will be,” I tell them. “It’s only

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
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‘Nobody Likes the Other Guy’: On the Road With Donald Trump’s Diehards

‘Nobody Likes the Other Guy’: On the Road With Donald Trump’s Diehards

I sent my friend Robert a note that I might not be around when he gets to New Orleans. He’s moving from Kansas to start a new life, arriving November 2nd, the day before the presidential election. I told Robert I had been hearing from some friends that there

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
Alt-Right
‘Things You Should Be Aware Of’: A Pandemic Prose Poem

‘Things You Should Be Aware Of’: A Pandemic Prose Poem

Asymptomatic people are not contagious but pre-symptomatic people are. Most people are pre-symptomatic for one to two days after becoming infected. This, and the first day or two of symptoms, are when they are most contagious. It is 19 times more difficult to transmit the virus outdoors. There are no

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Stephen Elliott
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Symptoms of Loneliness

Symptoms of Loneliness

I’m a corona believer. I began to panic about two weeks before everything shut down. By panic, I mean I stocked up on food and necessities in case I wasn’t able to go out. I started making all my own meals. Washed my hands constantly and used hand

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
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The Man at the Arcade

The Man at the Arcade

It was March, 1987, and I was 15 years old. I was in the arcade on Wilson, in Uptown, Chicago, asking for quarters. I’d only recently been released from the mental hospital. I didn’t know where my parents lived. That morning, I’d made my way to the

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
Memoir
How to Build a Bed

How to Build a Bed

My bedroom is a strange shape. The apartment was added to the house sometime in the last century and the bedroom walls are made of barge board, from the house’s original construction over 200 years ago, when they took apart boats unable to return upstream before the advent of

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
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The Demise of Gawker: An Interview with Ryan Holiday

The Demise of Gawker: An Interview with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is the author of Trust Me, I’m Lying and numerous other books about marketing and culture. Holiday dropped out of college at 19, and by age 20 was chief marketing officer for American Apparel. His advisory firm, Brass Check, has counselled companies such as Google, TASER

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
culture
How An Anonymous Accusation Derailed My Life

How An Anonymous Accusation Derailed My Life

In early October, 2017, following the emergence of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, a writer and activist living in Brooklyn named Moira Donegan created a Google Doc entitled “Shitty Media Men.” She sent it to female friends working in media and encouraged them to add to it and forward it

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
Culture Wars