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.

Twenty-First Century Victorians
Jason Tebbe, Jacobin | 21st-Century Victorians | June 21, 2017

The Victorian ethos is not dead...

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease | June 20, 2017

Inside America's mysterious epidemic...

Yearning For New Physics At CERN, In A Post-Higgs Way
Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | The Large Hadron Collider | June 20, 2017

Some 5,000 physicists are back at work here at CERN...

Trump's Derangement Deepens
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Derangement Deepens | June 19, 2017

Every now and then, you have to take a moment and let all this sink in...

How 7 Trump Associates Have Been Linked To Russia
Jasmine C. Lee and Alicia Parlapiano, The New York Times | Russia Links | June 19, 2017

Associates of Donald Trump who are under scrutiny...

Mr. Trump's Indifference To Russia
The New York Times Editorial Board | Trump's Dangerous Indifference | June 18, 2017

The scope and audacity of the Russian efforts...

When Otis Redding Deliverred The 20 Best Minutes Of Pop Music Ever
Jonathan Gould, The Daily Beast | Otis Redding | June 17, 2017

The Monterey Pop Festival...

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, And Islamist Terror
Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard | Paglia Interview | June 16, 2017

A wide-ranging interview...

A Whimsical Wordsmith Charts A Course Beyond Twitter
Jesse Lichtenstein, The New York Times Magazine | Twitter Wordsmith | June 16, 2017

He's trying to figure out what comes next

Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview
Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone | Rachel Maddow Interview | June 16, 2017

America's wonkiest anchor...