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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 Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | May 12, 2018

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

The Last Slave
New York Magazine via Vulture | The Last Slave | May 12, 2018

Zora Neale Hurston and the story of Cudjo Lewis, the last slave-ship survivor...

 

I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic | I'm Kanye | May 11, 2018

Kanye West wants freedom -- white freedom...

Pulitzer-Winning Reporter David Cay Johnstone: "The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor."
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | Trump: Traitor? | May 10, 2018

The public materials we already have strongly indicate that Trump is a traitor...

Meet The Renegades Of The Intellectual Dark Web
Bari Weiss, The New York Times Opinion | The I.D.W. | May 9, 2018

An alliance of heretics is making an end run around the mainstream conversation...

This Is America: Theories Behind Childish Gambino's Satirical Masterpiece
Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian | This Is America | May 8, 2018

A cryptic new video, hailed as a work of genius...

Inside New York's Modern Art Supermarkets -- And A $100 Million Lawsuit
Evan Siegel, The Daily Beast | Art Bastard Lawsuit | May 8, 2018

All five museums decline to comment...

Four Women Accuse New York's Attorney General Of Physical Abuse
Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker | NYer Schneiderman Story | May 8, 2018

Eric Schneiderman faces a #MeToo reckoning...

Will Tourism Ruin The Rainbow Mountain of Peru?
Iliana Magra and Andrea Zarate, The New York Times | Rainbow Mountain | May 7, 2018

At first glance the mountain seems Photoshopped...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | May 5, 2018

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked from the Toonosphere...