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.

Clown Genius
Scott Adams, Scott Adams' Blog | Clown Genius | September 16, 2015

Like many of you, I have been entertained by the unstoppable clown car that is Donald Trump...

The Black Family In The Age Of Incarceration
Te-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic | The Black Family In The Age Of Mass Incarceration | September 14, 2015

Reconsidering Daniel Patrick Moynihan's report on "The Negro Family," 50 years later...

The Next Genocide
Timothy Snyder, New York Times Opinion | Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning | September 13, 2015

Climate change threatens to provoke a new ecological panic...

Trump Seriously
Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone | Trump Seriously | September 12, 2015

On the trail with the GOP's tough guy...

Soldiers Are More Than Talking Points - Someone Should Tell Donald Trump
Matt Gallagher, The Guardian | Trump And The Military | September 12, 2015

The Republican candidate gets away with saying absolute nonsense about the military and the nature of war because most Americans don't know any better...

DrivenTo Kill
Geoffrey Sant, Slate | China Drivers | September 11, 2015

Why drivers in China intentionally kiill the pedestrians they hit...

Stephen Colbert Opens Up About His Devout Christian Faith, Islam, Pope Francis, And More
Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast | Colbert Interview | September 9, 2015

The newly-minted "Late Show" host discusses the role his faith plays in his comedy, Charlie Hebdo, and what he'd ask Pope Francis...

Syria's Climate Conflict
Audrey Quinn, Jackie Roche, Upworthy | Syria's Climate Conflict | September 7, 2015

Between 2006 and 2011, over half of the country had suffered under the worst drought on record...

Life On The Streets
Nate Schweber, The New York Times | Homeless New Yorkers | September 7, 2015

A reporter and a photographer visited homeless encampments across New York City...

The Fearful And The Frustrated
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | The Fearful And The Frustrated | September 4, 2015

Donald Trump's nationalist coalition takes shape -- for now...