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.

I Used To Be A Human Being
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | I Used To Be A Human Being | October 21, 2016

An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me...

Extremist Militias Recruiting In Fear Of Clinton Winning Election, Activists Say
Jason Wilson, The Guardian | Fear Of Clinton Winning: Extremist Militias | October 21, 2016

Extremist surge has continued to rise with Trump...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | Cartoonists On The Week In Politics | October 21, 2016

The best of this week's toons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

I Hardly Expected My Letter To Donald Trump To Go Viral
David McCraw, The New York Times | Letter To Trump | October 17, 2016

Like lots of lawyers, I write dozens of letters every year...

Air Trump: A Short Play
Garry Trudeau, The New Yorker | Air Trump: A Short Play | October 17, 2016

"So this is your captain speaking, okay?"...

2016's Manifest Misogyny
Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker | 2016's Manifest Misogyny | October 16, 2016

What she's had to fight all along is sexism like this...

Fascination And Fear: Covering The Black Panthers
Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times | Covering The Black Panthers | October 16, 2016

A look back at The Times's coverage reveals the influence of the F.B.I....

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Leonard Cohen Profile | October 16, 2016

A NYer profile...

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature
Sewell Chan and Ben Sisario, The New York Times | Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize | October 13, 2016

For "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"...

"I Think He's A Very Dangerous Man For The Next Three Or Four Weeks"
Susan B. Glasser and Michael Kruse, Politico | Trumpologists Dissect The Donald | October 12, 2016

Top Trumpologists dissect The Donald's final days as a candidate and what comes next...