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.

How Trump's Paranoid White House Sees 'Deep State' Enemies On All Sides
David Smith, The Guardian | White House Paranoia | August 13, 2017

An extraordinary memo by a former national security official...

Cezanne Unmasked
Jonathan Jones, The Guardian | Cezanne Unmasked | August 11, 2017

The shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | August 11, 2017

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

How America Lost Its Mind
Kurt Anderson, The Atlantic | How America Lost Its Mind | August 10, 2017

When did America become untethered from reality?...

The Truth Behind The Most Iconic Beatles Cover
Steve Palopoli, Good Times | Sgt. Pepper Cover Story | August 10, 2017

How the 'Sgt. Pepper's' cover really got made...

A Trump Vacation Formula: Work Hard, Play Hard, Tweet Hard
Peter Baker, The New York Times | Trump Vacation | August 10, 2017

Here is how a vacation day starts for President Trump...

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
Lisa Friedman, The New York Times | Draft Climate Report | August 8, 2017

A sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration...

I Found Nicole Mincey, Trump's Biggest Twitter Fan. She Isn't A Bot, But She Has A Ton Of Secrets
Ben Collins, The Daily Beast | Hall Of Mirrors | August 8, 2017

Her online name, her photo, and her 146,000 followers are all lies...

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?
Jean M. Twenge, The Atlantic | The iGen Crisis | August 8, 2017

Post-Millennials are on the brink of a mental-health crisis...

The Solar Eclipse Could Mean Disaster For Trump, According To Astrologers
Max Kutner, Newsweek | Trump And Astrology | August 7, 2017

"A lot of astrologers are expecting some kind of downfall, some kind of ruin..."