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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.

The Forgotte Pearl Harbor Revenge Raid
Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast | Pearl Harbor Revenge | April 27, 2015

Reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. needed to hit back, and fast. Enter 5'4" Jimmy Doolittle, who led a raid on Tokyo that knocked Japan back...

The Chauvet Cave's Hyperreal Wonders, Replicated
Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times | Chauvet Cave II | April 26, 2015

After the retreat of Neanderthals across the European continent, modern humans made their way to this cave and began to create the first known works of pictorial art...

Aboriginal Australian Art Tells The Most Important Ancient Stories
Nina Caplan, Newsweek | Austalian Aboriginal Art | April 24, 2015

In 1770, a ship called The Endeavor made land in a lovely cove not yet called Botany Bay...

Tibet Couple's Wedding Photos Go Viral
CNN | Tibet Wedding Photos | April 24, 2015

A set of unconventional pre-wedding photos that depicts modern and traditional aspects of China has gone viral on social media...

100 Years After Gallipoli
Clare Wright, CNN | Gallipoli: 100 Years Ago | April 24, 2015

A man stands on a beach in a distant land...

If Only A Pulitzer Paid His Salary: Rob Kuznia's Journalism Rollercoaster
Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast | Rob Kuznia's Journey | April 22, 2015

Rob Kuznia won a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism. But he's no longer a journalist because he couldn't earn enough to support himself. Now what?...

Roseanne Barr On Losing Her Sight, Smoking Weed, Rejecting Feminism, And Not Voting For Hillary
Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast | Roseanne Barr Interview | April 21, 2015

As a documentary of her 2012 presidential run is released, Roseanne Barr talks about political power, mortality, and why a Hillary Clinton win wouldn't be as symbolic as many hope...

This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoons
Adam Zyglis, The Nib | Zyglis' Toons | April 21, 2015

This year's Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoons by Adam Zyglis...

Jon Stewart: Why I Quit The Daily Show
Hadley Freeman, The Guardian | Why Jon Stewart Quit | April 19, 2015

There was no one moment when Jon Stewart knew it was time for him to leave what he describes as "the most perfect job in the world"...

Little Nemo Was The Most Beautiful Comic Strip Ever Drawn
Anthony Paletta, The Daily Beast | Little Nemo | April 18, 2015

Nighttime was the right time for Winsor McCay, whose early 20th century comic strip about a little boy's dreams proved forever that comics could be both mass entertainment and high art...