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.

This Short, Terrifying Book Explains How The West Could Collapse
Harry Cheadle, Vice | The Retreat Of Western Liberalism | June 7, 2017

An interview with Edward Luce...

Quietly, Surely, We're Losing A Whole Pine Species En Masse And Nobody Gives A Damn
Maya L. Kapoor, Mother Jones | Losing A Whole Pine Species | June 6, 2017

Why the Endangered Species Act can't save these trees...

The Teenage Life, Streamed Live And For Profit
Amanda Hess, The New York Times | Teenage Life, Streamed | June 6, 2017

Across the country, teenagers' phones lit up...

Five Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building
Anne Barnard and David D. Kirkpatrick | Breaking Ties With Qatar | June 5, 2017

The severing of all connections...

What Trump Really Fears
Mckay Coppins, The Atlantic | What Trump Really Fears | June 5, 2017

The blast radius of the Russia investigation continues to expand...

'Wonder Woman' Could Be The Superhero Women In Hollywood Need
Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times | Wonder Woman | June 5, 2017

Something huge happened at the box office...

New York Stories
A Dozen Cartoonists & Illustrators, The New York Times Magazine | NYT Magazine | June 4, 2017

This city is teeming with tales!...

How Stephen Miller Rode White Rage From Duke's Campus To Trump's West Wing
William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair | Riding White Rage | June 3, 2017

Miller's tumultuous past...

The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Nuts
Peter Vigneron, Outside | Disappearing Nuts | June 3, 2017

Farmers are perplexed, the cops are confused...

The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' : The Story Behind Every Song
Jordan Runtagh, Rolling Stone | Sgt. Pepper: Stories Behind The Songs | June 3, 2017

The stories behind the tunes on the classic 1967 album...