8 All-Time Great Articles

Last week Dan from the Electric Typewriter asked us what some of our favorite all-time magazine articles are. I replied with this list of eight and then asked about his. He replies below. — Michael 

First of all thanks for the excellent reading list, classics indeed. As requested, here are just a few of my many favourites:

The Worst Mistake in History by Jared Diamond pretty much spells out how we got ourselves into this unholy mess. Time to open your eyes.

To Have is To Owe By David Graeber. This should be the first thing they teach in school, if you’ve ever wondered what money really is, the answers are all here.

Phoning It In by Stanley Bing. The closest thing I’ve read to a full rounded philosophy of modern living. Looking for a credo? Look no further.

The Life by Walter Kirn. A mind-blowing insight into one of the world’s strangest subcultures. Kirn has that illusive blend of insight and style, you can find more of his excellent articles here.

Liking Is for Cowards by Jonathan Franzen. A passionate argument against the dangers of half-hearted button clicking.

This is Emo by Chuck Klosterman. How John Cusak (if you’re under 30 read Johnny Depp) ruined all our our lives.

The Capaital T Truth by David Foster Wallace. I could have chosen any of the classics from this list, but for me DFW’s 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address takes the cake.

For those of you who don’t already know, The Electric Typewriter is a collection of  outstanding magazine journalism - to get an idea of what we’re all about click here, and if you have any recommendations we’d love to hear from you!

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