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.

The Degrading Ritual Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders's Pre-Thanksgiving Press Briefing
Masha Gessen, The New Yorker | A Degrading Ritual | November 24, 2017

Treated the press pool the way a sadistic teen-ager would treat a group of third graders...

'You'll Never Work Again': Women Tell How Sexual Harassment Broke Their Careers
Molly Redden, The Guardian | Actors, Writers, Assistants, Comedians, And Journalists Speak Out | November 21, 2017

The toll sexual assault and harassment took on their futures...

An Interstellar Tourist Barrels Through The Solar System
Marina Koren, The Atlantic | A/2017 U1 | November 21, 2017

'Don't be sad that it's over.Be happy that you saw it,"...

"I Always Felt Weird Around Him After That"
Christina Cauterucci, Slate | Fifty-Six Stories | November 19, 2017

Fifty-six people shared stories of "gray area" sexual encounters...

A Close-Up On Mysteries Made Of Stone In Saudi Arabia's Desert
Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times | Mysteries Of Stone | November 19, 2017

Ancient structures...

'They Want To Know If Trump's Crazy'
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Secret Back-Channel NK Talks | November 18, 2017

Inside the secret back-channel North Korea talks...

A Policeman's Bear Hug Stops A Suicide Bomber From Killing More
Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed, The New York Times | Suicide Bomber Hugged | November 18, 2017

He did not hesitate to act...

Men Don't Get To Decide What Counts As 'Sex'
Liz Meriwether, The Cut | What Sex Is | November 16, 2017

Does America know what sex is?...

How Trump Walked Into Putin's Web
Luke Harding, The Guardian | Putin's Web | November 15, 2017

How a former British spy uncovered explosive evidence that Moscow had been cultivating Trump for years...

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning
Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic | Bill Clinton: A Reckoning | November 14, 2017

Is it finally time to make things right?...