|Contributor since:||September 2009|
My name is Stephen. I am a News Junkie and an assistant editor at RawStory.com. My work has appeared in publications both printed and online, including The Dallas Business Journal, the cover of Fort Worth Weekly and in the pages of The Dallas Morning News, Austin Monthly, Envy Magazine and others. I also covered the rebirth of the U.S. peace movement first-hand for The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, starting with the city's first public screening of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' all the way through the end of Cindy Sheehan's stay. I've seen my reporting discussed in publications such as Time, Wired, Reason, The Washington Post, D Magazine, The Guardian UK, Media Matters, ThinkProgress, Alternet, Cannabis Culture, 1-UP, Destructoid, Kotaku, GameSpot, G4TV and many others. I am currently open for freelance assignments and actively seeking a literary agent. You can follow me on Twitter @StephenCWebster, or from Facebook.com/StephenCWebster.
I'm Known For...
Long-winded meditations on the nonsense of American life, being creative at inappropriate moments, elevating under-reported stories, digging diamonds out of government documents, social media know-how and all that sugary good lovin' (?).
My Current Project
Multi-layered narrative project incorporating several media types and interactive segments.
My Greatest Achievement
Using the power of the press and the cover of Fort Worth Weekly to get the military off the back of an intelligence analyst, who was accused of "making statements disloyal to the United States" by his political speech in an e-mail. Google "Donald Buswell".
My Biggest Regret
That it really is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. *sigh*
I Truly Respect
Moments I'd Like To Forget
Eh, I wrote most of that stuff down anyway.
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
I'm too big to fail, baby!
Blocks I've Been Around
Things That Really Happened
Bush. Both times.
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
Somewhere in the Colorado wilderness.
Because truth is inherently tied to perspective.
My Other Website
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Catch me on Xbox Live @ 'GonzoMuckraker'.
This Is Annoying Me...
The politics of catastrophe.
This Is Making Me Worry...
Global climate change.
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
I'm Running From...
Those damn kids from 80s hit film "Gotcha".
This Is Helping Me Create...
An Unholy shrine to Huter S. Thompson and my acoustic guitar.
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
I just can't think of a good reason why Christopher Walken and Willem Dafoe have never played the role of brothers on the silver screen.
Can't Do Without
If only I could soundtrack my life with the drippingly haughty narration of Diane Rehm. Ah, if only.
My Most Awkward Moment
The time I confessed something so foolish on a Web site.
My Secret Ambition
To influence the outcome of the next sporting event you are emotionally invested in.