Daily Briefing

Deep buzz for the content-deprived

Every weekday, while you get showered and dressed, we pluck these dewy- fresh, breaking stories from the info-clogged byways of the datasphere. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and stoke up on everything you need to know, or at least enough to fake it.

To Obama With Love, And Hate, And Desperation
Jeanne Marie Laskas, The New York Times Magazine | Letters To The President | January 18, 2017

Through millions of letters, the unfiltered story of a nation...

The Art Of Throwing A Presidential Kegger
Wayne Curtis, The Daily Beast | Andrew Jackson's Inaugural Bash | January 18, 2017

Five lessons on how to throw a White House Party, from Andrew Jackson...

Joe Biden: "I Wish To Hell I'd Just Kept Saying The Exact Same Thing"
Jonathan Alter, The New York Times Magazine | Joe Biden Interview | January 18, 2017

The vice president looks back -- and forward...

In 1918, California Drafted Children Into A War On Squirrels
Atlas Obscura | War On Squirrels | January 16, 2017

This children's crusade was part of Squirrel Week, a seven-day frenzy in which California tried to kill off its ground squirrels...

Wanted: Part-time Hermit
The Local, News.Austria | Wanted: A Self-Sufficient Person Who IS At Peace With Their Self | January 16, 2017

The Austrian town of Saalfelden is looking for someone to live in a nearby hermitage...

Journalist Matt Taibbi Talks Trump, Humpty Dumpty, And 'Tremendous Havoc'
Raphael Pope-Sussman, Gothamist | Insane Clown President | January 13, 2017

"I found reading the book to be extremely painful, even traumatic."...

A Message To My Doomed Colleagues In The American Media
Alexey Kovalev, The Huffington Post | Putin's Pressers | January 12, 2017

This man owns you...

These Are The Women Organizing The Women's March On Washington
Julia Felsenthal, Vogue | The Women's March On Washington | January 11, 2017

A mass mobilization of ctivists and protestors that will descend on the capital on January 21...

Seriously, What A Day: 9 Things That Happened In 24 Hours
Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR | What A Day | January 11, 2017

What a day...

Obama's Farewell Address
Tom Tomorrow, Daily Kos | Obama's Farewell Address | January 9, 2017

"For eight years, I've been the subject of more conspiracy theories than you'd have ever believed possible."...