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 Unstoppable Rise of Jesse Watters, 'Golden Boy' of Trump's Favorite Network
Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington post | Jesse Watters Profile | October 4, 2017

Bill O'Reilly's protege...

After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone
Kevin Roose, The New York Times | Fake News News | October 3, 2017

False revelations spread by Google and Facebook...

Free Falling With Tom Petty
Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker | Appreciating Petty | October 3, 2017

I'm fairly certain Petty knew how it felt to be us...

The Storyteller
Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker | Rachel Maddow Profile | October 2, 2017

Rachel Maddow: Trump's TV nemesis...


Through The Lens Of The Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identiy And Trump
Jennifer Senior, The New York Times | Te-Nehisi Coates Book | October 2, 2017

America couldn't have a black president without boomeranging back to its ugliest self...

Restoring Those Old Liner Notes In Music's Digital Era
Ben Sisario, The New York Times | Digital Liner Notes | October 2, 2017

What happened to liner notes?...

One Day In The Life Of Battered Puerto Rico
Frances Robles, Luis Ferré-Sadurni, Ricahrd Fausset and Ivelisse Rivera, The New York Times | One Day In The Life | October 1, 2017

After Hurrican Maria...

Philly Company Digitizes 25,000 Old Records And They're Free To Download
Peter Crimmins, Newsworks | The Great 78 Project | September 30, 2017

Twenty-five thousand songs recorded onto 78 RPM discs in the early 20th century...

Elon Musk Unveils Ambitious Plan To Build A City On Mars
Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post | To Build A City On Mars | September 30, 2017

First flights to Mars are scheduled to begin in just five years...

Corporations Have Rights. Why Shouldn't Rives?
Julie Turkewitz, The New York Times | Colorado River Lawsuit | September 28, 2017

Asking a judge to recognize the Colorado River as a person...