The Electric Typewriter

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

A Tetw reading list

Classic narrative journalism from a great reporter.

12th May

by Mark Bowden

The corpse at the Eleganté Hotel stymied the Beaumont, Texas, police. They could find no motive for the killing of popular oil-and-gas man Greg Fleniken—and no explanation for how he had received his strange internal injuries…

11th Feb

by Mark Bowden

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The benefits of being underestimated by the nuns at St. Petronille’s

28th Jan

by Mark Bowden

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Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist turned computer scientist, has a new project: charting his every bodily function in minute detail. What he’s discovering may be the future of health care.

2nd Oct

by Mark Bowden

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Microsoft security programmers came up with the name Conficker, which stuck partly because ficker is German slang for “motherfucker,” and the worm was certainly that.