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.

Is Ivanka For Real?
Hannah Seligson, The Huffington Post | Is Ivanka For Real? | September 8, 2016

One of the greatest enigmas of 2016, explained...

The Unconquerable Trump
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | The Unconquerable Trump | September 8, 2016

WTF, America?

How Elizabeth Holmes's House Of Cards Came Tumbling Down
Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair | Elizabeth Holmes's House Of Cards | September 7, 2016

An investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos...

And Everyone Saw It
Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post | The Screen Age: And Everyone Saw It | September 6, 2016

The seventh-grader's text was meant to impress him...It nearly destroyed her...

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
Jessica McBride, Heavy.comNews | Standing Rock: Pipeline Protests | September 6, 2016

"The largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years," says the BBC...

God Help Us. We're In Trouble Down Here.
Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post Opinion | Keillor On Trump: God Help Us. | September 1, 2016

The word "loser" is spoken with such contempt these days...

A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread Of False Stories
Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times | Russian Weapon: False Stories | August 29, 2016

A flood of distorted and outright false information...

Here's How The AP Should Have Written Its Hillary Clinton Article
Ryan Grim and Daniel Marans, Huffington Post | Rewriting AP Article | August 29, 2016

Money is just one form of currency in the Clintons' elite circles...

Saudis And Extremism
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Saudis & Extremism | August 25, 2016

"Both the arsonists and the firefighters..."

Low-Income Workers Get Priced Out Of California Beach City
Sam Levin, The Guarian | Down And Out In S. Cruz | August 25, 2016

Working-class Americans forced out of Santa Cruz...