The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
30th Sep

by Devin Friedman

There is a place where all the breasts are large. Large, young, tanned, and naked. A place where everyone fucks and fucks and fucks and never dies. Where the men are rich and carefree and the women are beautiful and pliant and young.

19th Apr

by John Jeremiah Sullivan


Before the weirdness claimed his legacy, Michael Jackson understood his talent — and what he was willing to do for it — better than we ever have.

18th Jan

by Joan Didion


In the summer of 1943 I was eight, and my father and mother and small brother and I were at Peterson Field in Colorado Springs. A hot wind blew through that summer, blew until it seemed that before August broke, all the dust in Kansas would be in Colorado, would have drifted over the tar-paper barracks and the temporary strip and stopped only when it hit Pikes Peak…

21st Aug

by Andrew Tobias

How many other contemporary issues are there, after all, that have real, solid, definitive answers? I mean, if investigative journalism can’t answer this one, what can we be sure of?