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.

Standing Tall
Kristen A. Carpenter and Angela R. Riley, Slate | Standing Tall: A Social Justice Movement For Native Americans | September 26, 2016

Galvanizing a social justice movement for Native Americans...

Donald Trump's Week Of Misrepresentations, Exaggerations And Half-Truths
Kyle Cheney, Isaac Arnsdorf, Daniel Lippman, Daniel Strauss and Brent Griffiths, Politico | Fact-Checking The Candidates For A Week | September 25, 2016

POLITICO fact-checked both candidates for a week...

Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen's Memoir
Richard Ford, NYTBR | Richard Ford On Bruce Springsteen | September 22, 2016

How the hell do you get from Freehold, N.J., to this in only 50 short years?...

New York's Rational Response To Terror
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker | NYC's Response To Terror | September 21, 2016

The cool on display over the weekend was not courage, really. It was just calculation...

President Trump's First Term
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | President Trump's First Term | September 20, 2016

His campaign tells us a lot about what kind of Commander-in-Chief he would be...

How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"
Nick Murray, The New York Times | Overdoing "Hallelujah" | September 20, 2016

"Hallelujah" has become so inescapable that the songwriter once asked for a break from his own track...

The Insomnia Machine
Pagan Kennedy, The New York Times | The Insomnia Machine | September 19, 2016

When medicines fail, where can the sleepless turn?

Birther Nation: Alive And Well
Michael Grunwald, Politico Magazine | Birther Nation: Alive and Well | September 17, 2016

Whatever Trump said yesterday, his supporters know he's privately agreed with them all along...

Mars Gigapixel Panorama
NASA | Four Billion Gigapixel Panorama Of Mars | September 17, 2016

Four billion panorama of Mars...

The Statue Of Liberty's Beguiling Green
Ian Frazier, The New Yorker | The Statue Of Liberty's Beguiling Green | September 16, 2016

Reflecting on the irreproducible color of the monument's patina...