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.

The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America
David Smith, The Guardian | The Looming Battle For The Soul Of America | March 5, 2016

How the two frontrunners are now on a collision course...

Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | Cartoonists Take On Bernie Sanders | March 5, 2016

Wuerker chooses his favorite cartoons singed by the Bern...

No One Here Can Save The G.O.P.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker | Civil War Within The Republican Party | March 5, 2016

What transpired...was not a debate, not in any specific sense of the word...

Bob Dylan's Secret Archive
Ben Sisario, The New York Times | Dylan's Secret Archive | March 2, 2016

There have long been rumors that Mr. Dylan had stashed away an extensive archive...

Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard?
Williasm Deresiewicz, The Atlantic | Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard? | March 2, 2016

Dillard's mind is on eternity; she couldn't give a damn about the spirit of her time...

India's Water Wars
Aman Sethi, The New York Times Opinion | India's Water Wars | March 2, 2016

"If we remain hungry, you, too, will die of thirst..."

Chris Rock's Oscars
Michael Schulman, The New Yorker | Chris Rock's Oscars | February 29, 2016

Last night's wasn't a normal Oscar broadcast...

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | How America Made Trump Unstoppable | February 27, 2016

He's no ordinary con man. He's way above average...

How The Republican Elite Created Frankentrump
David Corn, Mother Jones | How The GOP Created Frankentrump | February 26, 2016

To rouse its voters, the GOP exploited hate, anger, and paranoia -- and set the stage for the tycoon...

Don't Turn Away From The Art Of Life
Arnold Weinstein, The New York Times | The Art Of Life | February 24, 2016

Books do not take time; they give time...