Aaron Gell

Aaron Gell is Task & Purpose's features editor. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Maxim, and numerous other publications.

Recent articles from Aaron Gell

President Bush painting. Photo by Grant Miller
George W Bush Opens Up About Veterans, Iraq, And The Healing Power of Art
As the former commander-in-chief unveiled his new series of artwork, a tribute to America’s veterans, he sat down with Task & Purpose to talk about his remarkable transformation from president to painter.
at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Gen. Donald Trump holds meetings at the Trump International Golf Club, Bedminster Township, New Jersey, USA - 19 Nov 2016 Mattis is rumored to be a strong candidate for Secretary of Defense in the incoming Trump Administration.
Happy Mattis Day: The Plan To Defeat ISIS Is Due Today
Trump gave Mattis 30 days to build a plan to defeat ISIS. Today is the day it should get delivered.
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Gear & Tech
Some Guy Made A Chair Out Of Gold-Plated AK-47s
The perfect gift for the tinpot dictator or drug lord on your list.
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‘Bullets Of Justice’ Is the Most Insane Thing We’ve Seen Since ‘Range 15’
U.S. military project ‘Army Bacon’ goes awry in this sick series from Kazakhstan.
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America’s Cyber Warriors Party Hard And Are Terrible At Their Jobs
A report alleges corruption, incompetence and misbehavior in CENTCOM’s WebOps program at MacDill Air Force Base.
Is There A Mole In Trump’s West Wing?
Real or fake, the @RoguePOTUSStaff Twitter account has won a significant audience for its supposed look inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Russian Kids Can Grow Up Reading This Military Children’s Book
The company that makes Russia’s main battle tank has published a book called “The Adventures of the Little Tank.”
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‘Apocalypse Now’ Is Becoming A Videogame
The classic film Apocalypse Now is getting the videogame treatment — whether we like it or not.
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Ronda Rousey looks around after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women's bantamweight title bout in Las Vegas. Rousey says her bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 will be one of her final mixed martial arts bouts. Rousey spoke about her fight Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres talk show.
The Standing Rock Sioux Have A New Fighter In Their Corner — Ronda Rousey
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has joined protesters in Standing Rock, South Dakota, to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Meet The Marine Veteran Whose Heartfelt Plea To Flag-Burners Just Went Viral
Confronted with images of flag-burning protesters, a former combat engineer speaks from the heart, and the internet responds.
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Metallica’s Frontman Narrates A Documentary About Porn Addiction
The lead singer of Metallica is now the voice of a new anti-porn documentary.
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How To Get A Special-Edition Commemorative Donald Trump Coin
A Russian metal working company has minted 45 special-edition coins to commemorate President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Gear & Tech
Now’s Your Chance To Command Your Own Private Air Force
The company is selling 20 aircraft, plus spare parts, for just $200,000.
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Wingsuited Madman Risks His Life for Veterans Charity
One of the most experienced wingsuiters in the world is making a big jump to raise money for veterans.
U.S. Congressman Steve Russell of Oklahoma joins Soldiers assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, Dec. 18, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
This Army Ranger-Turned-Congressman Just Ripped Dems For Mattis Objections
Rep. Steve Russell of Oklahoma is an Army Ranger veteran. He had some pretty strong accusations for Democrats opposing retired Marine Gen. James Mattis.
College Students Receive Trigger Warnings Over Images Of The Crucifixion
Students at this university have been warned about distressing images while studying the crucifixion of Jesus.
Actor Mark Wahlberg poses for photographers during the photo call of the film 'Deepwater', in Rome, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Mark Wahlberg Thinks Celebrities Need to Shut Up About Politics
The star of the new terrorism drama, “Patriots Day,” spoke to Task & Purpose about how out of touch Hollywood is with the average American.