The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
26th Nov

A Tetw reading list

15 classic articles by a feature writing virtuoso, all free to read online

24th Jan

by Tom Chiarella

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I would like to know what it’s like to arrive at a curb, have the velvet rope unhooked, be whisked into a club surrounded by two or three large men in mysteriously classy but unobtrusive overcoats.

8th Aug

by Tom Chiarella

We’ve ignored all the evidence of male achievement and ambition deficits and stood aside as our sons have notched a growing record of failure and disengagement.

25th Apr

by Tom Chiarella

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When it comes to the language of money, credit cards are nouns. Dull, concrete, limited by rules and restrictions and creepy fine print, credit cards have all the élan of aluminum foil. Personal checks - the coward’s stand-in for cash - are ugly and static pronouns. But a twenty-dollar bill, now, that’s a thing of beauty. Nothing static about a twenty. Used correctly, a twenty is all about movement, access, cachet.

5th Mar

By Halle Berry & Tom Chiarella

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A writer sat across the table from an actress. She told him most writers screw up the story. He told her writing isn’t easy. She asked to give it a shot. This is what happened.