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 'Moonlight' Got Its Sound: Violins, Chopped and Screwed
Michael Cooper, The New York Times | Violins, Chopped and Screwed | February 21, 2017

The unlikely inspiration that helped give the film 'Moonlight' its otherworldy sound...

Japan's Interpreters Struggle To Make Sense Of 'Trumpese'
Tomohiro Osaki, Japan Times | Interpreting 'Trumpese' | February 17, 2017

Interpreters have had a nightmarish experience interpreting Donald Trump's disjointed speeches...

The White House Mole
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | The White House Mole | February 17, 2017

The question that remains, of course, is the motive...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | February 17, 2017

Picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

NYT Celebrates 75 Years Of Crosswords
Deb Amien, The New York Times | 75 Years Of Crosswords | February 16, 2017

A satisfying diversion that anyone can learn and solve...

Donald Trump Versus The World
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Trump Versus The World | February 16, 2017

Just when you think things can't get crazier...

Divided Media On Michael Flynn: Patriotic Leaks Or Political Espionage
Sydney Ember, The New York Times | Divided Media On Michael Flynn | February 15, 2017

Two narratives have emerged...

Jared Kushner's Mission Impossible
Annie Karni, Politico | Jared Kushner's Mission Impossible | February 13, 2017

Trump has given his son-in-law the hardestjob in the world...


President Trump's Tweets, Annotated
Meg Kelly, NPR | Trump Tweets, Annotated | February 12, 2017

Providing context for key Trump tweets since he took office...

Our Boy President
Garrison Keillor, The Oregonian | Our Boy President | February 12, 2017

The Constitution does not allow 13-year-olds to become president and after last week we can see why...