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A Day in the Life of a Modern Poet

Maya Stein | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts
Maya Stein

This morning, we are under-slept and under-caffeinated, but the usual weekend lolling doesn't apply when you're trying to cobble together a living through your creative work.

Priscilla Frank

A Giant (Like, Really Massive) Typewriter Is Coming To Burning Man | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts

Are you someone that just loves typewriters? The looming permanence of every blunder, their vintage, old-timey charm, that clickity-clack of the keys?...

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News

You don't have to be able to hold a pencil or a paintbrush to be a brilliant artist. And Paul Smith, a man born with severe spastic cerebral palsy,...

You Won't Believe This Unlikely Combo Of Drums, A Bell And ... A Typewriter

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment

By now it's common knowledge to almost everyone that the best way to elevate any type of musical performance is with the addition of a typewriter. Wai...

Of Telexes, Typewriters and Old-Fashioned Journalism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.17.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

While I thoroughly enjoy blogging, tweeting and using all manner of light digital mobile devices, there was something endearing about the bulky equipment we had for turning out hard-hitting, solid journalism.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

Telling Truths on a Typewriter: Father's Day on the High Line

Maya Stein | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Maya Stein

Type Rider returned to the High Line this past Saturday under gloriously clear, calm skies. It was the day before Father's Day, which - despite its sl...

Elisa Blynn, Story Oracle

Maya Stein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Maya Stein

It's hard to describe, exactly, the experience of watching a story being transacted and transformed in the span of three minutes. To see the quick trust and connection that develops between storyteller and typist.

(I)Witness - A New Spin on Storytelling

Maya Stein | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Maya Stein

"(I)Witness" is a collaborative story exchange between two people that is a updated version of the old game of "Telephone." One person takes the role of storyteller and the other is the typist.

'iBought a New Phone'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the urging of my wife, Sue, who got into the 21st century when it actually started, I exchanged my dumbphone for a smartphone. And it cost me only 99 cents.

PHOTOS: This Week In Science History

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

What really happened at Roswell, N.M., in 1947 ? In 1997, exactly 50 years after the notorious UFO controversy, the US Air Force issued a report d...

WATCH: Student Takes Notes With Typewriter

Posted 06.07.2012 | College

Not everyone can afford a fresh laptop, but old-fashioned pen and paper might be better than lugging a typewriter around campus. Just tell that to...

Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood' Typewriter Sold For How Much?!

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: The personal Smith Corona typewriter of Truman Capote, and likely the one he used to write In Cold Blood, has been sold o...

The Typewriting Artist

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

The click clack of a typewriter is one of those seldom-heard but easily recognizable sounds. Keira Rathbone is a fervent user of the machine, but inst...

The First Laptop: Corona 3

Caroline Preston | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Caroline Preston

It was sleekly engineered, came in cool colors, and folded up into a compact square that you could hold with one hand. You could use it on a train or a plane, or in a café in Paris to tap out a novel. The first Mac laptop? No, it was the Corona 3 Portable Typewriter invented in 1912.

R.I.P. Typewriters

Posted 06.26.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Contrary to previous accounts, it seems that the typewriters are still rolling off of assembly lines. According to an interview Minyanville co...

Comic Sans, Papyrus: Ugly Fonts Help Us Read | Cary Tennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the subject of fonts (or, typefaces, to use the more technically accurate term), feelings often run high. People have their favorites, for reasons ...

iPad With A Manual Typewriter Keyboard? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jack Zylkin has invented a Typewriter Convertor process that turns any manual typewriter into a keyboard for your computer! He sells ready to purchase...

Astoria Characters: The Sister Act

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Everybody says we look alike," says Francine Amendola. "But our mother says we don't," adds her sister, Laraine Amendola.

Why Our 21st Century Keyboards Retain Vestiges of the Past

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kate Kelly

Despite the fact that "a" is under our weakest finger, and the most-used letter "e" is off the home row, people adapt, and those who are going to become fast typists will do so regardless of layout.

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.