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.

My Last Conversation With My Dad
Robin Wright, The New Yorker | Conversation With My Dad | August 26, 2017

I was his firstborn; I became his mission...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico, edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | August 26, 2017

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

Mathematical Secrets Of Ancient Tablet Unlocked After Nearly A Century Of Study
Maev Kennedy, The Guardian | Babylonian Trig Table | August 24, 2017

A trigonometric table more accurate than any today...

Carl Icahn's Failed Raid On Washington
Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker | Icahn's Raid | August 24, 2017

Trump's richest adviser...

Inside Robert Mueller's Army
Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast | Mueller's Army | August 24, 2017

The special counsel has essentially built his own miniature Justice Department...

Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In
Mark Landler and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times | How Trump Decided | August 22, 2017

His decision, several officials said, was less a change of heart than a weary acceptance...

Why Trump Can't Quit The Alt-Right
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Trump & The Alt-Right | August 21, 2017

Trump clings to the only constituency he has left...

North Korea's Bold Wave Of Propaganda Art
Arnel Hecimovic, The Guardian | NK Propaganda Art | August 21, 2017

The searing propaganda is aimed to embolden the country and urge its people to resist US imperialism...

How Steve Bannon Became The Face Of A Political Movement With Roots In Los Angeles
Chris Keller and Thomas Suh Lauder, The Los Angeles Times | Bannon's Roots | August 21, 2017

A movement raised in West L.A....

Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies
Associated Press | Dick Gregory Obituary | August 20, 2017

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health...