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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.

A Note To Our Readers
Rolling Stone | Rolling Stone Apology | December 7, 2014

Last month, Rolling Stone published a story entitled A Rape on Campus...We published the article with the firm belief that it was accurte...

When Mary Martin Was The Boy Who Wouldn'g Grow Up
Ben Yagoda, Longreads | Mary Martin's 'Pan' | December 7, 2014

In the 1950s, a musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's 'Peter Pan' starring Mary Martin became a sensation, attracting the fourth biggest audience of all time for a scripted TV show when a live production was broadcast on NBC...

Joby Ogwyn: The Man Who Fell To Earth
Daniel Duane, Men's Journal | Joby Ogwyn: The Man Who Fell To Earth | December 7, 2014

Wingsuit pilot Joby Ogwyn has climbed -- and flown off -- the highest peaks on the planet. But after the tragic deaths of several of his friends and a Mount Everest avalanche that killed most of his crew, is the world's greatest daredevil losing his nerve?...

Darrin Bell Interview
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | Darrin Bell Interview | December 6, 2014

When he draws cartoons about such tragic incidents, he remembers “the talk” he once had with his mother — and anticipates “the talk” he will one day need to have with his own son...

Implosion Of A Washington Institution
Dylan Byers, Politico | The New Republic Implodes | December 5, 2014

On Thursday, the venerable Washington institution announced it is shifting its headquarters to New York, amid a shakeup that saw the resignation of its highest editors and promised to redefine the identity of a century-old institution that once served as liberalism’s leading voice...

Riding Along With The Hells Angels Of Norway
Jordan G. Teicher | Hells Angels Of Norway | December 5, 2014

The Hells Angels may have loomed large in 1960s American culture, but they're alive and well in Norway...

James Watson Throws A Fit
Laura Helmuth, Slate | Shunning Mr. Watson | December 3, 2014

The disgraced co-discoverer of DNA is selling his Nobel Prize...

The Secret World Of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
Brandy Zadrozny, The Daily Beast | Seduction Community | December 3, 2014

If 25-year-old Swiss-American pickup artist Julien Blanc is indeed the most hated man in the world, it’s partly because he’s given his detractors such a deep well from which to draw evidence of his depravity...

A Rape On Campus
Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Rolling Stone | A Rape On Campus | December 1, 2014

Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began...

A High-Stepping Thanksgiving
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | Richard Thompson's T-Day Story | November 30, 2014

Ten years ago this very week, my wife, Amy, and I were about to celebrate our first Thanksgiving as a married couple...