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.

Robert M. Pirsig, Author Of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," Dies At 88
Paul Vitello, The New York Times | Robert Pirsig Obituary | April 25, 2017

A touchstone in the waning days of the counterculture...

Transcript Of AP Interview With Trump
Associated Press | Trump Interview Transcript | April 24, 2017

Transcript of an Oval Office interview President Trump on Friday...

A Hundred Days Of Trump
David Remnick, The New Yorker | A Hundred Days Of Trump | April 23, 2017

He threatens to be democracy's most reckless caretaker...

Inside The Trump Marriage: Melania's Burden
Evgenia Peretz, Vanity Fair | Melania's Burden | April 23, 2017

How a very private women is coping...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | April 23, 2017

The best of the week's editorial cartoons, plucked fresh from the Toonosphere...

Anatomy Of A Lynching
Aatish Taseer, New York Times Opinion | Anatomy Of A Lynching | April 20, 2017

The lynching of Pehlu Khan attraced a live audience of dozens and a virtual one in the millions...

Torching The Modern-Day Library Of Alexandria
James Somers, The Atlantic | Torching The Modern-Day Library Of Alexandria | April 20, 2017

"Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25-million books and nobody is allowed to read them..."

The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything
Linda Holmes, Monkey See | Missing Everything | April 20, 2017

The vast majority of the world's books, music, films, television and art, you will never see...

75 Years Ago, The Doolittle Raid Changed History
Richard Roth, CNN | Richard Cole: The Last Doolittle Raider | April 19, 2017

One of the United States military's greatest achievements...

Worried About The U.S. Being Led By A Tyrant Who May Destroy The Earth? Blame Alex Jones.
Lindy West, The Guardian | Blame Alex Jones | April 18, 2017

Trump's delusional cheerleader...