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 Selfie For Your Shelf
Steven Kurutz, The New York Times | Getting Doobed | January 4, 2018

Getting doobed...

Donald Trump Didn't Want To Be President
Michael Wolff, New York Magazine | Fire And Fury Excerpt | January 4, 2018

One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration's shocked first days...

What I Learned While Staring At Neil Young's Flannel Shirts
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | Neil Young's Stuff | January 4, 2018

The narratives offered by ojects...

John Dean: Nixon 'Might Have Survived If There Had Been A Fox News'
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico | John Dean On Trump | January 2, 2018

The mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices make...

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...