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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.

I Survived 'Trump' Magazine - Barely
Carey Purcell, Politico | I Survived 'Trump' Magazine - Barely | August 15, 2016

Bill went unpaid. They turned off the electricity. Our paychecks started bouncing...

Can Hipsters Stomach The Unpalatable Truth About Avocado Toast?
Joanna blythman, The Guardian | Avocado Adulation | August 13, 2016

Communities in Mexico are suffering because of our fetishisation...

Fractured Lands: How The Arab World Came Apart
Scott Anderson, The New York Times Magazine | How The Arab World Came Apart | August 11, 2016

This is a story unlike any we have previously published...

Where The Confederacy Is Rising Again
John Savage, Politico | Where The Confederacy Is Rising Again | August 11, 2016

In east Texas, a group of true believers is helping build the largest Confederate monument in a century...

Women's Gymnistics Deserves Better TV Coverage
Reeves Wiedeman, The New Yorker | America's Women Gymnasts: Uber-Athletes | August 9, 2016

How about celebrating this group of American gymnasts by explaining tyo Ameridans exactly what makes them so great?...

Trump's Assassination Dog Whistle...
David S. Cohen, Rolling Stone | Stochastic Terrorism | August 9, 2016

Trump puts out the dog-whistle knowing that some dog will hear it, even though he doesn't know which dog...

GBT on Rachel Maddow
MSNBC | GBT on The Rachel Maddow Show | August 2, 2016

Garry Trudeau discusses "Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump" with Rachel Maddow...

U.S. Secures Vast New Trove Of Intelligen On ISIS
Eric Schmitt, The New York Times | ISIS Intelligence Trove | July 28, 2016

The United States is poring over a vast trove of new intelligence...

Richard Thompson, acclaimed 'Cul de Sac' Creator And Post Contributor, Dies At 58
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | Richard Thompson Dies At 58 | July 28, 2016

Thompson was perhaps best known for his Reuben-Award-winning comic strip "Cul de Sac"...

Meet Luca, The Ancestor Of All Living Things
Nicholas Wade, The New York Times | Luca: Last Universal Common Ancestor | July 25, 2016

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated...