The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
18th Jul

All his best stories from the New Yorker and beyond

20th Apr

by David Sedaris

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"He weared the long hair, and after he died, the first day he come back here for to say hello to the peoples." (Scroll down)

24th Dec

by David Sedaris

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The words silly and unrealistic were redefined when I learned that Saint Nicholas travels with what was consistently described as “six to eight black men.” I asked several Dutch people to narrow it down, but none of them could give me an exact number. It was always “six to eight,” which seems strange, seeing as they’ve had hundreds of years to get a decent count.

9th Sep

by David Sedaris

Classic memoir by a master humourist

1st Jun

by David Sedaris

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That’s Business Elite for you. Spend eight thousand dollars on a ticket and, if you want an extra thirteen cents’ worth of ice cream, all you have to do is ask. It’s like buying a golf cart and having a few tees thrown in, but it still works.