The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
3rd Feb

by William Langewiesche

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle…

1st Nov

by William Langewiesche

Inside the American bubble in Baghdad

16th Sep

by William Langewiesche

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The ruthless calculus behind a new age of piracy.

25th Jun

by William Langewiesche

When Ken Bradshaw caught the largest wave ever surfed, in 1998, he was riding on pure, single-minded passion. On Oahu’s famed North Shore, the author learns about the 58-year-old maverick’s record-breaking encounter with 85 feet of “Condition Black” water.

8th Apr

by William Langewiesche

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In 1972, crude oil began to flow from Texaco’s wells in the area around Lago Agrio (“sour lake”), in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Reporting on an emotional battle in a makeshift jungle courtroom, the author investigates how many hundreds of square miles of surrounding rain forest became a toxic-waste dump.