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.

Judd Apatow Insists The World Remember How Important Garry Shandling Was
Kyle Ryan, AVCLUB | Garry Shandling Documentary | March 28, 2018

"Most of modern comedy originated with Garry..."...

Ishi, A Yahi Indian Of California Who Was The Last Of His Tribe, Died 102 Years Ago This Sunday
Meteor Blades, Daily Kos | Ishi | March 28, 2018

He was born about 1862...

Scott Pruitt's Dirty Politics
Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker | Scott Pruitt & Dirty Politics | March 27, 2018

How the EPA became the fossil-fuel industry's best friend...

How Trump Inspired The 'Roseanne'
Joanna Weiss, Politico | Trump & 'Roseanne' | March 27, 2018

The show is trying to bridge America's deepest political divide...

America Takes The Next Step Toward Tyranny
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Trump & 'The Republic' | March 26, 2018

Every now and again I go back and remind myself of the core nattative. I read Plato's Republic again...

Meet The Man Living With Alzheimer's Who Climbs The Same Mountain Every Day
Tim Lewis, The Guardian | Climbing Coniston | March 25, 2018

Sion Jair has climbed the Old Man of Coniston at least 5,000 times

A Dying Southern Town Needed A Miracle. Marijuana Came Calling.
Richard Fausset, The New York Times | Cotton Plant Miracle | March 24, 2018

Marijuana and hope...

Stephen Hawking Had Pinned His Hopes On "M-Theory" To Fully Explain The Universe
Lorenzo Bianchi, The Conversation via Salon | Hawking's M-Theory | March 24, 2018

Hawking is revered for his "M-theory" to explain the universe...

Alone At Sea
Elizabeth Weil, The New York Times | Alone At Sea | March 24, 2018

Kayaking is an absurd form of long-distance ocean travel...

What Trump And Putin Have In Common
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times Opinion | Finding The Turkey | March 22, 2018

Many years ago...