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.

Donald Hall, A Poet Laureate Of The Rural Life, Is Dead At 89
David Kirby, The New York Times | Donald Hall Obituary | June 24, 2018

One of the leading poets of his generation...

When It's Too Late To Stop Fascism, According To Stefan Zweig
George Prochnik, The New Yorker | When It's Too Late | June 23, 2018

Zweig composed the first draft of his memoir in a feverish rapture during the summer of 1941...

'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.'
Elton John, New York Times Opinion | God Loves Us | June 23, 2018

Life on the margins in L.G.B.T. Africa...

If We Want To End The Border Crisis, It's Time To Give Trump His Wall
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Wall Deal | June 22, 2018

Completely resisting a legitimate agenda based on a clear campaign promise reminds me of the Republicans with Obamacare...

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication
Bill Chappell, NPR | Koko, R.I.P. | June 21, 2018

Communicated with humans through American Sign Language...

Solar Is The Future. Donald Trump Tied A Bow On It And Gave It To China
Jeffrey Ball, Mother Jones | Ceding Solar | June 20, 2018

Innovation in China...

The Battle Of Woodstock
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Battle Of Woodstock | June 20, 2018

How do local candidates battle money and party control?...

"Facebook Is Taking Everything"
Sam Levin, The Guardian | Facebook As Neighbor | June 20, 2018

Rising rents drive out Silicon Valley families...

Trump's Damning Doublespeak
William Saletan, Slate | Damning Doublespeak | June 17, 2018

The White House's complaints about the FBI imply there's ample evidence of collusion with Russia...

I Was Fired For Making Fun Of Trump
Rob Rogers, New York Times Opinion | Rob Rogers Fired | June 16, 2018

"Cartoonists are not illustrators for a publisher's politics."...