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.

Beyond White Men: The Forgotten Heroes Of WWI
Richard Rubin, The Daily Beast | The Great War | April 10, 2017

A three-night series that begins tonight on PBS...


The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Toons | April 10, 2017

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

Behind The Scenes Of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel
Seth Harp, Rolling stone | Sinaloa: Behind The Scenes | April 10, 2017

Working for the world's largest drug syndicate...


For A Small State, Vermont Sure Has A Lot
Cecilia Mazanec, NPR | Vermont's Cartoonist Laureates | April 7, 2017

Vermont is the only state to consistently name cartoonist laureates...

Eager Crowds Are Flattening Southern California's Vibrant 'Super Bloom'
Joseph Serna, The Los Angeles Times | California 'Super Bloom' | April 7, 2017

If it's not drought that's keeping the flowers down, it's the visitors...

All Mapped Out: How China's Charting Its Course As A Superpower
Brendan Hong, The Daily Beast | Charting China's Course | April 6, 2017

To grasp Xi Jinping's worldview, Trump should look at his maps...

CNN Had A Problem: Donald Trump Solved It
Jonathan Mahler, The New York Times Magazine | CNN & Trump | April 5, 2017

The strange symbiosis between Jeff Zucker and the president he helped create...

This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About The Roots Of Western Civilization
Jo Marchant, Smithsonian | Upending What We Thought We Knew | April 5, 2017

The recent discovery of the grave of an ancient soldier is challenging accepted wisdom...

Tucker Carlson's Fighting Words
Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker | Tucker Carlson: Fox News's Unlikely Star | April 4, 2017

On Fox News, an unlikely star thrives in the tumult of Trump-era politics...

Donald Trump's Fictional America
Andre Miguel Rondon, Politico | Trump's Fictional America | April 3, 2017

I grew up surrounded by Chavez's alternate reality. Now I'm watching one consume the U.S....