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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.

Who Are All These Trump Supporters?
George Saunders, The New Yorker | Who Are All These Trump Supporters? | July 8, 2016

At the candidate's rallies, a new understanding of America emerges...

What White America Fails To See
Michael Eric Dyson, The New York Times Op-Ed | What White America Fails To See | July 8, 2016

There's one thing most of us agree on; We don't want the cops to kill us...

A Trip To The Moon
Story Corps, NPR's Morning Edition | A Trip To The Moon | July 8, 2016

A fitting tribute for a stargazing love...

Elie Wiesel, 1928-2016
Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker | Elie Wiesel, R.I.P. | July 5, 2016

His moral authority derived from his experience...

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Tnters Juper's Orbit
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit | July 5, 2016

It took five years for Juno to travel this far...

And That's The News From Lake Wobegon...
Euan Kerr, MPR News | Closing Four Decades of "Prairie Home" | July 5, 2016

Keillor closes four decades of "Prairie Home"....

The Man Who Nailed Jello To The Wall
Bethanhy Allen-Ebrahimian, Foreign Policy | Jello Nailed To Wall | July 2, 2016

Westerners said the web could never be controlled. China's departing internet czar proved them all wrong...

Donald Trump Has A 20 Percent Chance Of Becoming President
Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver On Trump's Odds | June 30, 2016

How do you predict a general election with Donald Trump?...

Michael Herr, 1940-2016
Matt Gallagher, The Paris Review | Micahel Herr, R.I.P. | June 27, 2016

No one could write like Michael Herr. We all tried...

Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out
Vicki Barker, NPR Weekend Edition | Hieronymous Bosch At 500 | June 27, 2016

On this 500th anniversary year, there's a massive scholarly revamp of all that is known and thought about him...