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.

Snubs And Slights Are Part Of The Job In Trump's White House
Ashley Parker, The Washington Post | Snubs And Slights | May 30, 2017

Enduring public humiliation has become a defining characteristic of Spicer's tenure...

Hunting Down The Lost Apples Of The Pacific Northwest
Kirk Johnson, The New York Times | Hunting Down Lost Apples | May 30, 2017

David Benscoter honed his craft as an investigator for the F.B.I....

WWI's Harlem Hellfighters Who Cut Down Germans And Gave France Jazz
Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast | Harlem Hellfighters | May 29, 2017

What the 369th had...

Vietnam's Unhealed Wounds
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The New York Times Opinion | Vietnam: Unhealed Wounds | May 29, 2017

We have been unable to put that war behind us...

The Conservative Mind Has Become Diseased
Michael Gerson, The Washington Post Opinion | The Conservative Mind | May 27, 2017

The embrace of Seth Rich conspiracy theories by conservative media figures...`

Spotify Hopes Going Public Will Cement Streaming As Music's Future
Edward Helmore, The Guardian | Spotify Going Public | May 27, 2017

Spotify hopes to buck trend...

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser To Jimmy Carter, Dies At 89
Daniel Lewis, The New York Times | Zbigniew Brzezinski Obit | May 27, 2017


Inside The Best Pot Party In California
Amanda Chicago Lewis, Rolling Stone | Immersion | May 26, 2017

Marijuana-enhanced events...

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life And The Gift Of Death
Catherine Porter, The New York Times | At His Own Wake: Dying Openly | May 26, 2017

Dying openly and without fear could be his legacy...

James Mattis, A Warrior In Washington
Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker | Mattis Profile | May 25, 2017

How will he lead the Defense Department?...