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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.

How Jokes Won The Election
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker | How Jokes Won The Election | January 19, 2017

How do you fight an emey who's just kidding?...

To Obama With Love, And Hate, And Desperation
Jeanne Marie Laskas, The New York Times Magazine | Letters To The President | January 18, 2017

Through millions of letters, the unfiltered story of a nation...

The Art Of Throwing A Presidential Kegger
Wayne Curtis, The Daily Beast | Andrew Jackson's Inaugural Bash | January 18, 2017

Five lessons on how to throw a White House Party, from Andrew Jackson...

Joe Biden: "I Wish To Hell I'd Just Kept Saying The Exact Same Thing"
Jonathan Alter, The New York Times Magazine | Joe Biden Interview | January 18, 2017

The vice president looks back -- and forward...

In 1918, California Drafted Children Into A War On Squirrels
Atlas Obscura | War On Squirrels | January 16, 2017

This children's crusade was part of Squirrel Week, a seven-day frenzy in which California tried to kill off its ground squirrels...

Wanted: Part-time Hermit
The Local, News.Austria | Wanted: A Self-Sufficient Person Who IS At Peace With Their Self | January 16, 2017

The Austrian town of Saalfelden is looking for someone to live in a nearby hermitage...

Journalist Matt Taibbi Talks Trump, Humpty Dumpty, And 'Tremendous Havoc'
Raphael Pope-Sussman, Gothamist | Insane Clown President | January 13, 2017

"I found reading the book to be extremely painful, even traumatic."...

A Message To My Doomed Colleagues In The American Media
Alexey Kovalev, The Huffington Post | Putin's Pressers | January 12, 2017

This man owns you...

These Are The Women Organizing The Women's March On Washington
Julia Felsenthal, Vogue | The Women's March On Washington | January 11, 2017

A mass mobilization of ctivists and protestors that will descend on the capital on January 21...

Seriously, What A Day: 9 Things That Happened In 24 Hours
Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR | What A Day | January 11, 2017

What a day...