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.

Barbara W. Tuchman, Folly And The Stream Of History
Jon Meacham, The New York Times Book Review | Marches Of Folly | March 17, 2018

How do we stop marches of folly?...

Can Donald Trump Be Impeached?
Andrew Sullivan, The New York Times Book Review | Sullivan On Impeachment | March 17, 2018

It's really hard to impeach a president...

What Can An OId Folk Song Tell Us?
Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker | Anna & Elizabeth | March 17, 2018

The invisible comes to us...

What Happened In Vegas
Isaac Chotiner, Slate | Putin's War & Trump's Election | March 15, 2018

A new book sheds light on the Trump-Russia relationship...

Easter Island Is Eroding
Nicholas Casey, The New York Times | Easter Island Eroding | March 15, 2018

How the ocean is erasing the island's monuments...

American Wealth Gone Wild: A Blistering Takedown Of Greedy Kardashian Culture
Amy Zimmerman, The Daily Beast | Generation Wealth | March 14, 2018

Examines our societal obsession with greed, fame, and beauty...

Stephen Hawking, Who Examined The Universe And Explained Black Holes, Dies At 76
Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | Stephen Hawking, R.I.P. | March 14, 2018

His quest to answer the big question: "Where did the universe come from?'...

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Pst, We Must Acknowledge It
Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic | Acknowledging Racism | March 13, 2018

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color...

A Reporter Rolled Her Eyes, And China's Internet Broke
Paul Mozur, The New York Times | China Eye-Roll | March 13, 2018

A rare puncturing of the artifice...

Debunking A Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too
Liam Stack, The New York Times | Debunking Irish Slave Myth | March 13, 2018

Memes that falsely claim Irish people were slaves in colonial America...