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.

America's Economy Is Back And Roaring And Its People Are Winning
Donald Trump, USA Today Opinion | Trump Op-Ed | April 17, 2018

Many Americans will complete their taxes on a simple, single sheet of paper...

The War On Sex Workers Needs To Stop Now
Siouxsie Q, Rolling Stone | War On Sex Workers | April 16, 2018

A terrifying time to be a sex worker in America...

Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles
Damian Carrington, The Guardian | Plastic-Eating Bugs | April 16, 2018

Plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump...

The Warrior At The Mall
Phil Klay, New York Times Opinion | Warrior At The Mall | April 15, 2018

"We're at war while America is at the mall." I'm not sure when I first heard this...

All Of The World's Yeast Probably Originated In China
Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic | Yeast Of The World | April 14, 2018

Sequencing 1,000 yeast genomes...


Comments From The Fountain Pen Forum
Glenn Eichler, The New Yorker | Fountain Pen Forum | April 14, 2018

I don't think I'd ever seen anyone actually use one before...

The Story Behind Trump's Infamous "Best Sex I Ever Had" Headline
Jamie Ross, The Daily Beast | "Best Sex" Story | April 12, 2018

The 1990 New York Post front page...

J.D. McClatchy's Poetry Lessons
Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker | Poetry Lessons | April 12, 2018

I tried out being a poet...

I Doubted The Information That Facebook Has On Me. Yikes.
Brian X. Chen, The New York Times | Facebook & Me | April 11, 2018

It was like opening Pandora's box...

Timeline Of Russia Investigation
Eugene Kiely, FactCheck.org | Investigation Timeline | April 11, 2018

A timeline of key events in the investigation...