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.

Bernstein: Trump's Lawyers Tell Him What He Wants To Hear On Russia
Daniella Diaz, CNN | Woodward & Bernstein On Trump | January 2, 2018

'They have an out-of-control client..."

Joke Cryptocurrencies Like 'Jesus Coin' Are Making Serious Money
Kelly Weill, The Daily Beast | Joke Cryptocurrencies: Jesus Coin | January 2, 2018

Even something with 'useless' in the title has raised a quarter-billion dollars...

Want To Be Happy? Think Like An Old Person
John Leland, The New York Times | Being Happy | January 1, 2018

The paradox of old age...

War On The Blue States
Eric Schnurer, US News and World Report | War On Blue States | January 1, 2018

The 21st century version of the Kansas-Nebraska Act...

"Which One of You Nuts Has got Any Guts?"
Greg O'Brien, The Huffington Post | Of Nuts And Guts | January 1, 2018

"When you lose your laugh, you lose your footing,"...

The Year Russian L.G.B.T. Persecution Defied Belief
Masha Gessen, The New Yorker | Persecution In Russia | December 30, 2017

Chechen authorities were rounding up and torturing gay men...

What I Learned From Reading All The Media Safaris Into 'Trump Country' I Could Handle Before Wanting To Die
Ashely Feinberg, The Huffington Post | Trumpland | December 30, 2017

Turns out Trump supporters still support Trump...

"I Have Power" : Is Steve Bannon Running For President?
Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair | Steve Bannon Profile | December 29, 2017

Trump's former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House...

Liz Smith: The Grande Dame Of Dish
Joan Juliet Buck, Politico | Grande Dame Of Dish | December 29, 2017

The queen outlived most of her subjects...

Another Vision Of Black Elk
Ian Frazier, The New Yorker | Visions Of Black Elk | December 27, 2017

Now he is being considered for Catholic sainthood..l.