The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
25th Jul

The best writing about mortality and living with death

25th Jul

by Alana M.

I found myself in the embrace of a near-stranger who was overwhelmed with joy just because I had lived to see another day.

24th Jul

Some of the best writers around tackle the mysteries of time

23rd Jul

by Edward Dolnick

Some deaf activists resist being integrated into the hearing world, preferring to use sign language to communicate and arguing that deafness is a separate culture rather than a handicap.

23rd Jul

by Lawrence Osborne

For the first time in history, scholars are witnessing the birth of a language — a complex sign system being created by deaf children in Nicaragua.