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.

We Just Breached The 410 Parts Per Million Threshold
Brian Kahn, Climate Central | A New Milestone: 410 PPM | April 28, 2017

Carbon dioxide hits a new high...

Harper's Index
Harper's Magazine | Harper's Index | April 26, 2017

Portion of Americans who believe The Onion is a credible news course: 1/5 ...

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think
Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty, Politico | The Media Bubble | April 26, 2017

We crunched the data. The results should worry you...

"If You Take Out Kenan Thompson, The Studio Will Explode"
Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington Post | Kenan Thompson Profile | April 26, 2017

Insiders at SNL consider Kenan Thompson to be one of the greatest sketch comics ever...

Robert M. Pirsig, Author Of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," Dies At 88
Paul Vitello, The New York Times | Robert Pirsig Obituary | April 25, 2017

A touchstone in the waning days of the counterculture...

Transcript Of AP Interview With Trump
Associated Press | Trump Interview Transcript | April 24, 2017

Transcript of an Oval Office interview President Trump on Friday...

A Hundred Days Of Trump
David Remnick, The New Yorker | A Hundred Days Of Trump | April 23, 2017

He threatens to be democracy's most reckless caretaker...

Inside The Trump Marriage: Melania's Burden
Evgenia Peretz, Vanity Fair | Melania's Burden | April 23, 2017

How a very private women is coping...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | April 23, 2017

The best of the week's editorial cartoons, plucked fresh from the Toonosphere...

Anatomy Of A Lynching
Aatish Taseer, New York Times Opinion | Anatomy Of A Lynching | April 20, 2017

The lynching of Pehlu Khan attraced a live audience of dozens and a virtual one in the millions...