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.

Trump's Empire: A Maze Of Debts And Opaque Ties
Susanne Craig, The New York Times | Trump's Empire | August 20, 2016

Companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt -- twice the amount than can be gleaned from public filings...

An Aging Boy Band Calls It Quits, But Japan Can't Let Go
Motoko Rich, The New York Times | Sports Music Assemble People | August 20, 2016

"If we let them go and disband, it means Japan is finished"...

Trump Is Doubling Down On A Losing Strategy
Nate Silver, Five Thirty Eight | Trump Doubles Down | August 18, 2016

He has his work cut out for him like nominee in history...

Dimming Hope For Afghan Translators
The Editorial Board, The New York Times | Abandoning Afghan Translators | August 18, 2016

About 10,100 Afghans, who had every reason to believe their service to the United States would be rewarded with a safe haven, may be left behind...

Present At The Creation
Harold Doornbos and Jenan Moussa, Foreign Policy | Present At The Creation | August 16, 2016

The never-before-told story of the meeting that led to the creation of ISIS, as explained by an Islamic State insider...

I Survived 'Trump' Magazine - Barely
Carey Purcell, Politico | I Survived 'Trump' Magazine - Barely | August 15, 2016

Bill went unpaid. They turned off the electricity. Our paychecks started bouncing...

Can Hipsters Stomach The Unpalatable Truth About Avocado Toast?
Joanna blythman, The Guardian | Avocado Adulation | August 13, 2016

Communities in Mexico are suffering because of our fetishisation...

Fractured Lands: How The Arab World Came Apart
Scott Anderson, The New York Times Magazine | How The Arab World Came Apart | August 11, 2016

This is a story unlike any we have previously published...

Where The Confederacy Is Rising Again
John Savage, Politico | Where The Confederacy Is Rising Again | August 11, 2016

In east Texas, a group of true believers is helping build the largest Confederate monument in a century...

Women's Gymnistics Deserves Better TV Coverage
Reeves Wiedeman, The New Yorker | America's Women Gymnasts: Uber-Athletes | August 9, 2016

How about celebrating this group of American gymnasts by explaining tyo Ameridans exactly what makes them so great?...