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.

Cartoonists On The Front Lines Of The War On Christmas
Politico Magazine | War On Christmas | December 1, 2017

Donald Trump started fighting the War on Christmas early...

CEO Of HQ, The Hottest App Going: If You Run This Profile, We'll Fire Our Host
Taylor Lorenz, The Daily Beast | Live Trivia App | November 30, 2017

HQ has been called 'the future of TV'...

Inside The Revolution At Etsy
David Gelles, The New York Times | Inside The Etsy Revolution | November 29, 2017

How the short-term pressures of the stock market can transform even the most idealistic of companies...

Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin To Trump
Ari Berman, Mother Jones | Voter Suppression | November 29, 2017

And possibly handed him the whole election...

The Unexamined Brutality Of The Male Libido
Stephen Marche, The New York Times Opinion | The Male Libido | November 27, 2017

Masculinity is a subject worth thinking about...

How LaVar Ball Usurped Donald Trump As The World's Undisputed Troll-In-Chief
D.J. Gallo, The Guardian | Undisputed Troll King | November 26, 2017

The president has finally met his match...

Diplomats Sound The Alarm As They Are Pushed Out In Droves
Gardiner Harris, The New York Times | Pushed Out In Droves | November 25, 2017

Tillerson reshapes the State Department...


Why 2020 Will Be The Year Of The Woman
Bill Scher, Politico | Year Of The Woman | November 25, 2017

Defeating Trump with shards from a glass ceiling...

Time To Pick New Native American Heritage Day
Simon Moya-Smith, CNN | Changing Native American Heritage Day | November 24, 2017

November 27 is also Native American Heritage Day...

Ben Shapiro, A 'Provocative Gladiator,' Battles To Win Young Conservatives
Sabrina Tavernise, The New York Times | The Ben Shapiro Show | November 24, 2017

A searing critique of mainstream liberalism...