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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.

Spotify Hopes Going Public Will Cement Streaming As Music's Future
Edward Helmore, The Guardian | Spotify Going Public | May 27, 2017

Spotify hopes to buck trend...

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser To Jimmy Carter, Dies At 89
Daniel Lewis, The New York Times | Zbigniew Brzezinski Obit | May 27, 2017

Obituary...

Inside The Best Pot Party In California
Amanda Chicago Lewis, Rolling Stone | Immersion | May 26, 2017

Marijuana-enhanced events...

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life And The Gift Of Death
Catherine Porter, The New York Times | At His Own Wake: Dying Openly | May 26, 2017

Dying openly and without fear could be his legacy...

James Mattis, A Warrior In Washington
Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker | Mattis Profile | May 25, 2017

How will he lead the Defense Department?...

A Conversation With Condoleezza Ric
Tom Bevan, The Washington Times | A Conversation With Condoleezza Ric | May 24, 2017

The former secretary of state examines the state of democracy...

David Letterman Talks
Brett Martin, GQ | Letterman Interview | May 24, 2017

About Cosby, the beard, and why Amy Schumer Is the new Richard Pryor...

That Time The Soviets Bugged Congress, And Other Spy Tales
Calder Walton, Politico | Amazing Bugging Tales | May 23, 2017

Allowing a photographer from the Russian state media into the Oval Office was an act of breathtaking recklessness...

Alone On The Open Road
Trip Gabriel and George Etheredge, The New York Times | Truckers: On The Road | May 22, 2017

Truckers feel like 'throwaway people'...

My Family's Slave
Alex Tizon, The Atlantic | My Family's Slave | May 22, 2017

I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was...