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.

Peter Stories: On Peter Mayer, 1936-2018
Mark Krotov, N+1 | Peter Stories | May 29, 2018

Peter was a genius at seeing opportunities, at finding holes and filling them...

How The Flying Tigers Soared To Glory In WWII
Sam Kleiner, The Daily Beast | The Flying Tigers | May 28, 2018

Only now are we discovering the personal stories of this elite fighting force...

The Day Robert Kennedy Met Allen Ginsberg
David Margolick, The Guardian | Kennedy And Ginsberg | May 27, 2018

"Have you ever smoked pot?"...

The Well-Intentioned Boomer's Guide To Gender Pronouns
Arlene Stein, The Daily Beast | Gender Pronouns | May 27, 2018
Study: Sean Hannity Spent One Year Laying Groundwork For Authoritarian Response To Russia Probe
Matt Gertz, Salon | Hannity's Strategy | May 27, 2018

Reviewing 487 of Hannity's segments...

Farms Under Threat
American Farmland Trust | Farms Under Threat | May 25, 2018

The state of America's farmland...

There Is Only One Trump Scandal
Adam Serwer | One Trump Scandal | May 25, 2018

They are all elements of one massive tale of corruption...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Toons | May 25, 2018

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

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies At 85
Charles McGrath, The New York Times | Philip Roth, R.I.P. | May 23, 2018

Mr. Roth took on many guises - mainly versions of himself - in the exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, a writer, a man...

City In Saitama Prefecture To Tap Into New Revenue Source With Manhole Cover Ads
Mizuho Aoki, Japan Times | Manhole Cover Ads | May 22, 2018

'We hope this project will improve the image of the sewer system....'