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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.

The Story Behind Trump's Infamous "Best Sex I Ever Had" Headline
Jamie Ross, The Daily Beast | "Best Sex" Story | April 12, 2018

The 1990 New York Post front page...

J.D. McClatchy's Poetry Lessons
Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker | Poetry Lessons | April 12, 2018

I tried out being a poet...

I Doubted The Information That Facebook Has On Me. Yikes.
Brian X. Chen, The New York Times | Facebook & Me | April 11, 2018

It was like opening Pandora's box...

Timeline Of Russia Investigation
Eugene Kiely, FactCheck.org | Investigation Timeline | April 11, 2018

A timeline of key events in the investigation...

"Hi Donald, How Are You Doing?"
Eva Mantell, Slate | Trump Tape | April 10, 2018

Years before he died, my husband interviewed Trump...

The Fall Of Gondolin, "New" JRR Tolkien Book, To Be Published In 2018
Alison Flood, The Guardian | The Fall Of Gondolin | April 10, 2018

Written while the author was in hospital after the Battle of the Somme...

Confessions Of A Houseplant Addict
Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker | Houseplant Addict | April 10, 2018

I claimed that I had no time for houseplants...

The Silence: The Legacy Of Childhood Trauma
Junot Diaz, The New Yorker | The Silence | April 9, 2018

"I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone."...

Is The Next Nobel Laureate In Literature Tending Bar In A Dusty Australian Town?
Mark Binelli, The New York Times Magazine | Meeting Murnane | April 7, 2018

Gerald Murnane might finally find an American audience...

Macron's Been Working On The Railroad
Robert Zaretsky, Foreign Policy | Les Cheminots | April 7, 2018

At play is not just France's future, but also a certain idea of the past...