10 Seminal Articles that Everyone Ignored
Over the last year The Electric Typewriter has posted links to around 400 outstanding articles and essays. These are 10 that got little love, but you should really take the time to read. Don’t sleep:
Phoning It In by Stanley Bing - A full rounded philosophy of modern living. Looking for a credo? Look no further.
Violence of the Lambs by John Jeremiah Sullivan - Animal Armageddon is on the way, be very afraid.
Real Genius by Chuck Klosterman - An explanation of the fast growing field of Advancement Theory. This really is genius.
I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention by P. J. O’Rourke - One of the best from a giant of political writing.
The Omega Glory by Michael Chabon - The best thing we’ve read about The Long Now project, and stunning look at our attitudes towards the future.
M by John Sack - A classic from back in the day, a seriously bleak look at carnage in Vietnam.
My Bird Problem by Jonathan Franzen - Yes, it’s an essay about bird watching, read before you judge!
Music is My Bag by Meghan Daum - A beautifully crafted tour through the world of the music geeks.
My Secret Life of Crime by Geoff Dyer - The folly of youth, and a couple of close calls with fate. A great piece of memoir from a master essayist.