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.

Jefferson Airplane Guitarist Paul Kantner Dead At 74
Kory Grow, Rolling Stone | Remembering Paul Kantner | January 29, 2016

Kantner helped pioneer the oft-imitated psychedelic sound...

Donald Trump Is Giving America Permission To Hate Women
Emma Gray, The Huffington Post | Trump's Mysogyny | January 29, 2016

When misogyny is amplified at the highest levels of our political system, it becomes legitimized...

Save Kesey Square Asks Council To Listen
Alex V. Cipolle, Eugene Weekly | Save Kesey Square | January 28, 2016

More than 60 citizens signed up to speak in favor of saving Kesey Square...

Flat Earth Theory Is Still A Thing
Andy Campbell, The Huffington Post | Flat Earth Theory | January 27, 2016

Take it from the latest flat-Earth truther...

Where Virtual Reality Takes Us
The New York Times Opinion | Virtual Reality Films | January 26, 2016

Three groundbreaking virtual reality films from the Sundance New Frontier lineup...

Conservatives Against Trump
The National Review | National Review: Trump Issue | January 23, 2016

Almost two dozen conservatives comment on Donald Trump...

Woody Guthrie, 'Old Man Trump,' And A Real Estate Empire's Racist Foundations
Will Kaufman, The Conversation | Woody Guthrie vs. 'Old Man Trump' | January 23, 2016

Guthrie's two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trump's buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul...produced some of [his] most bitter writings...

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name
Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini, Fast Company | Apple Is Destroying Design | January 23, 2016

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong...

Life Before The Taliban
Becky Pemberton, Daily Mail | Photos: Afghanistan In The 60s | January 20, 2016

Fascinating photos show short skirts, flashy cars, and no burkas before Afghanistan plunged into hell...

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dead At 67
Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone | Glenn Frey Dead At 67 | January 18, 2016

"Hotel California" rocker succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia...