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 To Knot A Cherry Stem With Your Tongue
Malia Wollan, The New York Times Magazine | Knotting Cherry Stems | June 26, 2017

You will get faster with practice...

The Nations Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | June 24, 2017

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

The Dubious Counting At The Center Of The G.O.P.'s Health-Care Reform
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Dubious Counting | June 24, 2017

Playing the Washington game...

Latest Hacking Bombshell
WaPo Hacking Bombshell | June 24, 2017

Damning revelations...

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...