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.

Transgender Actors Roundtable
Ramin Setoodeh, Variety | Transgender Roundtable | August 9, 2018

Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono, and more on Hollywood discrimination...

Slow Burn Season 2
Leon Neyfakh, Slate | Revisiting Clinton Scandal | August 8, 2018

It's time to look aback at Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, and the scandal that nearly ended a presidency...

Private Dreams And Public Ideals IN San Francisco
Nathan Heller, The New Yorker | Tribes | August 7, 2018

What a family's story says about a city of romantic delusions and hazardous fortunes...

The Nation Betrays A Poet -- And Itself
Grace Schulman, The New York Times Opinion | Nation Betrays Itself | August 7, 2018

Never did we apologize for a poem we published...

"It's An Absolute Disgrace": Tears And Anger As Wife Of U.S. Marine Deported To Mexico
Associated Press in Orlando, The Guardian | Vet's Spouse Deported | August 6, 2018

Temo didn't figure his vote for Donald Trump would affect them personally...

In Kiki Challenge, Muddy Indian Farmers Show World How To Groove
Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj, The New York Times | Indian Farmers Win Kiki Challenge | August 6, 2018

Two farmers have grooved their way to global fame...

Broken Time
Steve Silberman, Believer | Broken Time | August 4, 2018

"Nardis" and the curious history of a jazz obsession...

Meet The YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers
Concepción de León, The New York Times | BookTubers | August 3, 2018

At the age of 27, with close to 400,000 subscribers, she is YouTube's most popular "BookTuber"...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Toons | August 3, 2018

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

I'm A Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here's Why Democrats Should Support Judge Kavanaugh.
Lisa Blatt, Politico | Supporting Kavanaugh | August 2, 2018

Sometimes a superstar is just a superstar...