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.

Grown Men Reading "Nancy"
Dash Shaw, New York Review of Books | Grown Men Reading "Nancy" | March 21, 2018

The appeal of Ernie Bushmiller's comic strip...

It's Time To Worry When Colleges Erase Humanities Departments
Willard Dix, Forbes | Discontinuing Humanities Programs | March 21, 2018

"Discontinuing the following programs is recommended..."...

Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country
Sinan Antoon, New York Times Opinion | Iraq War Bequeathal | March 21, 2018

The invasion of Iraq was a crime...

Kelp Farms And Mammoth Windmills Are Just Two Of The Government's Long-Shot Energy Bets
Brad Plumer, The New York Times | Energy Long-Shots | March 20, 2018

Thousands of entrepreneus gathered this week...

'Wild Wild Country': Inside Netflix's Crazy Sex-Cult Docuseries
Nick Schager, The Daily Beast | Interview With The Directors | March 19, 2018

In 1981, an Indian guru known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh purchased thousands of acres of land in rural Oregon...

Barbara W. Tuchman, Folly And The Stream Of History
Jon Meacham, The New York Times Book Review | Marches Of Folly | March 17, 2018

How do we stop marches of folly?...

Can Donald Trump Be Impeached?
Andrew Sullivan, The New York Times Book Review | Sullivan On Impeachment | March 17, 2018

It's really hard to impeach a president...

What Can An Old Folk Song Tell Us?
Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker | Anna & Elizabeth | March 17, 2018

The invisible comes to us...

What Happened In Vegas
Isaac Chotiner, Slate | Putin's War & Trump's Election | March 15, 2018

A new book sheds light on the Trump-Russia relationship...

Easter Island Is Eroding
Nicholas Casey, The New York Times | Easter Island Eroding | March 15, 2018

How the ocean is erasing the island's monuments...