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.

What Will Become Of The Dirtbag Left?
Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker | The Dirtbag Left | November 30, 2016

The gleeful vulgarians of "Chapo Trap House" fight for irony in the age of Trump...

Review: Black Elk, by Joe Jackson
Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star Tribune | Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary | November 28, 2016

A sweeping biography of the visionary Black Elk...

"Our Moment To Go On Offense": NRA Makes Big Plans For Trump Presidency
Lois Beckett, The Guardian | NRA: "Our moment to go on offense." | November 28, 2016

LaPierre pledged to go after the "tyrannical erosion of gun rights"...

Combative, Populist Steve Bannon Found His Man In Donald Trump
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Steve Bannon Profile | November 28, 2016

"Trump is Steve's Reagan."...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | November 25, 2016

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

What Henry Kissinger Thinks About Obama, Trump, and China
Jeffrey Goldberg and Judy Woodruff, NPR | Kissinger On Obama, China, Trump | November 22, 2016

Jeffrey Goldberg and Kissinger sat down to talk...

How Shopkins Became Big Business
Sarah Halzack, The Los Angeles Times | Vicki Vanilla and Susie Sausage | November 22, 2016

How Shopkins became big business...

Donald Trump Personally Blasts The Press
David Remnick, The New Yorker | Trump Personally Blasts Press | November 22, 2016

This is where we are...

How Fake News Goes Viral
Sapna Maheshwari, The New York Times | How Fake News Goes Viral | November 20, 2016

His tweet fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory, one that Trump joined in promoting...

How Pro-Trump Twitter Bots Spread Fake News
Gideon Resnick, The Daily Beast | Pro-Trump Bots | November 18, 2016

Bots aggressively pushed the news of FBI Director James Comey looking into additional emails...