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 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?...

How To Get Rich Playing Video Games Online
Taylor Clark, The New Yorker | The Gamer Grind | November 14, 2017

For the stars of Twitch, success means working round the clock...

On The Table, The Brain Appeared Normal
John Branch, The New York Times | A Fascinating Brain | November 14, 2017

The brain was given a pseudonym...

Why Won't TV Show People Who Aren't Rich?
Joanna Weiss, Politico | Reality & TV | November 12, 2017

It's hard to find poor and working-class families on the small screen...

Inside Donald Trump's Election Night War Room
Ben Schreckinger, GQ | Inside Trump's War Room | November 10, 2017

The story of Donald Trump's Election Day...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Political Cartoons | November 10, 2017

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

Russia's Independent Media Cite Intimidation As The New Censorship
Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor | Media Intimidation In Russia | November 9, 2017

A new climate of fear...