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.

Syria's Climate Conflict
Audrey Quinn, Jackie Roche, Upworthy | Syria's Climate Conflict | September 7, 2015

Between 2006 and 2011, over half of the country had suffered under the worst drought on record...

Life On The Streets
Nate Schweber, The New York Times | Homeless New Yorkers | September 7, 2015

A reporter and a photographer visited homeless encampments across New York City...

The Fearful And The Frustrated
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | The Fearful And The Frustrated | September 4, 2015

Donald Trump's nationalist coalition takes shape -- for now...

Farmers: Trump 'Terrible For Agriculture'
Bill Tomson, Politico | Trump And Agriculture | September 3, 2015

Many say they can't harvest crops without immigrant labor...

Ferrante Fever In Brooklyn
Andrea Denhoed, The New Yorker | Ferrante Fever | September 2, 2015

"Ferrante fever forever! It's midnight! The book is now on sale!"...

To Jar North Korea, South Korea Used A Pop-Music Barrage
Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times | South Korea's Hello Kitty Offensive | September 2, 2015

Chirpy bubble-gum harmonies bop across the desolate Demilitarized Zone...

The Man Who Wants Us To Embrace Autism
Jenny Turner, The Guardian | Neurotribes | August 31, 2015

A book about understanding and accepting autism spectrum disorders...

Garrison Keillor On Retiring, The Trouble With Nostalgia, And The State Of America
Caty Enders, The Guardian | Garrison Keillor Interview | August 30, 2015

With plenty of projects in the pipeline, he shows no sign of slowing down...

Oliver Sacks Dies At 82
Gregory Cowles, The New York Times | Oliver Sacks Dies At 82 | August 30, 2015

Neurologist and author explored the brain's quirks...

Stephen Hawking's Fantastic Vision Of Black Holes May Solve 40-Year Paradox
Ben Brumfield, CNN | Hawking's Vision | August 29, 2015

Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole?...