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 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...

When Jack Daniel's Failed To Honor A Slave, An Author Rewrote History
Clay Risen, The New York Times | The Nearest Story | August 19, 2017

The Tennessee slave sho taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey...

How To Make Fun Of Nazis
Moises Velasquez-Manoff, The New York Times Opinion | The Right Against The Right | August 18, 2017

In 2014 the town tried a different tactic...

Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, And One Night In New York City
Ethan Iverson, The New Yorker | Ellington And Evans | August 18, 2017

How did the jazz train go off the tracks?...

Steve Bannon, Unrepentant
Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect | Unrepentant Bannon | August 17, 2017

Trump's embattled strategist phones me, unbidden, to opine...

Down The Breitbart Hole
Wil S. Hylton, The New York Times Magazine | Inside Breitbart | August 16, 2017

The incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump's America...

Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature
Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone | Gutting The EPA | August 16, 2017

Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency...

Trump's Business Of Corruption
Adam Davidson, The New Yorker | Trump's Corruption Biz | August 16, 2017

What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President's foreign deals?...

How The Trump Hotel Changed Washington's Culture Of Influencd
Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post | Trump's D.C. Hotel | August 14, 2017

A daily spectacle of Washington influence...