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 Universal Phenomenon Of Men Interrupting Women
Susan Chira, The New York Times | The Universal Phenomenon | June 15, 2017

It was an I-told-you-so day...

Rosalie Sorrels, A Folk Singer Who Transported Her Audience, Is Dead At 83
William Grimes, The New York Times | Rosalie Sorrels Obit | June 15, 2017

Inspired a generation of rising folk musicians...

A Chicken Sandwich Hitches A Balloon Ride To The Stratosphere
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Sandwich Rising | June 15, 2017

It's initial passenger...

Where Trump Learned To Love Ritualized Flattery
David Margolick, The New Yorker | Ritualized Flattery | June 14, 2017

He's memorized the Roy Cohn playbook...

Trump Wants To Cut EPA's Scientific Research In Half
Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones | Slashing EPA Research | June 14, 2017

Pruitt to testify on Thursday...

When 'What Do You Do?' Is Taboo
Henry Alford, The New York Times | Misfiring Politesse | June 14, 2017

Talking to unemployed friends and colleagues...

Colorful Clouds To Dot East Coast Skies After NASA Rocket Launch On Tuesday
Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather | NASA's Colorful Clouds | June 13, 2017

Red, blue, and green clouds will dot skies across the East Coast on Tuesday evening...

Why Trump Is Like This
Isaac Chotiner, Slate | Why Trump Is Like This | June 12, 2017

The president's biographer explains...

The Countess And The Schoolboy
Daniel Mendelsohn, The New Yorker | A Writer's Muse | June 12, 2017

She made me a writer...

Trump's Coming Constitutional Crisis
Jonathan Alter, The Daily Beast | Trump's Coming Constitutional Crisis | June 11, 2017

We're in deep and brackish waters now...