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 FBI Is In Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think
Eric Lichtblau, Time Magazine | FBI In Crisis | May 3, 2018

Something really is wrong at the FBI...

Can Arizona's Teachers Still Consider Themselves Middle Class?
E. Tommy Kim, The New Yorker | On Teaching | May 3, 2018

"Every year, we think about quitting..."...

Designer Judith Leiber And Painter Husband Of 72 Years Die Mere Hours Apart
Jenna Amatulli, HuffPo | Leiber And Leiber | May 2, 2018

Just before their deaths, he leaned toward his wife and said, "Sweetie, it's time for us to go."....

Whatever Happened To The Book Herman Melville Wrote After 'Moby-Dick'?
Allison McNearney, Daily Beast | Isle Of The Cross | May 1, 2018

His publishers gave it a firm, 'No, thank you.'...

'No More Hope': The Work Of A Photojournalist Killed In Kabul
Mujib Mashal, The New York Times | Shah Marai, R.I.P. | May 1, 2018

Through it all, Shah Marai continued to bear witness...

My Secret Summer With Stalin's Daughter
Grace Kennan Warnecke, Politico | With Stalin's Daughter | April 30, 2018

In 1967, I was in the middle of the buzziest stories...

How The Author Of 'Madeline' Created His Most Famous Character
Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times | Bemelmans' 'Madeline' | April 28, 2018

Ludwig Bemelmans grew up hearing stories...

Cliff Huxtable Was Bill Cosby's Sickest Joke
Wesley Morris, The New York Times | Cosby's Sickest Joke | April 27, 2018

'America's Dad' is what we called Bill Cosby...


Why America Must Atone For Its Lynchings
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian | Lynching In America | April 26, 2018

Recognizing lynching as part of American history...

Farmworkers Are Living 20 To A House In California's Bountiful Salinas Valley
Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones | Farmworker Life In CA | April 25, 2018

If you're making a salad to go with your dinner tonght...