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.

Inside The Best Pot Party In California
Amanda Chicago Lewis, Rolling Stone | Immersion | May 26, 2017

Marijuana-enhanced events...

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life And The Gift Of Death
Catherine Porter, The New York Times | At His Own Wake: Dying Openly | May 26, 2017

Dying openly and without fear could be his legacy...

James Mattis, A Warrior In Washington
Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker | Mattis Profile | May 25, 2017

How will he lead the Defense Department?...

A Conversation With Condoleezza Ric
Tom Bevan, The Washington Times | A Conversation With Condoleezza Ric | May 24, 2017

The former secretary of state examines the state of democracy...

David Letterman Talks
Brett Martin, GQ | Letterman Interview | May 24, 2017

About Cosby, the beard, and why Amy Schumer Is the new Richard Pryor...

That Time The Soviets Bugged Congress, And Other Spy Tales
Calder Walton, Politico | Amazing Bugging Tales | May 23, 2017

Allowing a photographer from the Russian state media into the Oval Office was an act of breathtaking recklessness...

Alone On The Open Road
Trip Gabriel and George Etheredge, The New York Times | Truckers: On The Road | May 22, 2017

Truckers feel like 'throwaway people'...

My Family's Slave
Alex Tizon, The Atlantic | My Family's Slave | May 22, 2017

I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was...

What Kind Of Loyalty Does A President Need?
Jeff Shesol, The New Yorker | Presidents And Loyalty | May 21, 2017

How a President defines loyalty...

Saudis Give Trump A Reception Fit For A King
Annie Karni, Politico | Respecting Trump | May 21, 2017

A large image of the president was beamed onto the outside of his hotel...