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.

Read Justice Sotomayor's Words On Racial Injustice Before You Go To Sleep Tonight
Charles P. Pierce, Esquire | Sotomayor On Racial Injustice | June 21, 2016

The truth about "isolated" incidents...

Pet Sounds Day
Steve Smith, The Boston Globe | Pet Sounds Day | June 20, 2016

Brian Wilson produces stirring 'Sounds' with Boston Pop...


What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy's Right-Hand Man
Jonathan Mahler and Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times | What Trump Learned From Roy Cohn | June 20, 2016

Roy Cohn was Mr. Trump's lawyer for 13 years...

Tim Peake Nursing 'World's Worst Hangover' After Six Months In Space
Press Assocation, The Guardian | World's Worst Hangover | June 20, 2016

Dizziness and vertigo as he readjusts to Earth...


Trump's Supporters
Kim Bellware, The Huffington Post | At A Trump Rally: Tweets And Reflection | June 17, 2016

Scenes from Donald Trump's rally at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina...

The Braggart With The Ducktail Who Would Be President
Garrison Keillor, Chicago Tribune | The Ducktail Who Would Be President | June 16, 2016

He is a thug and doesn't bother to hide it...

The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew
Cara Buckley, The New York Times | The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew | June 16, 2016

Garrison Keillor was riding shotgun...

'Hamilton' And Liberal Education
Michael Roth, HuffPost Blog | The Hamilton Prize | June 16, 2016

When you give students the freedom to inquire...

The Old Man
David Means | The Old Man | June 13, 2016

A writer remembers his father...

Trump's Résumé
Adam Davidson | Trump's Résumé | June 13, 2016

Behind the golden curtain of Donald Trump's resume...