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 Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name
Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini, Fast Company | Apple Is Destroying Design | January 23, 2016

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong...

Life Before The Taliban
Becky Pemberton, Daily Mail | Photos: Afghanistan In The 60s | January 20, 2016

Fascinating photos show short skirts, flashy cars, and no burkas before Afghanistan plunged into hell...

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dead At 67
Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone | Glenn Frey Dead At 67 | January 18, 2016

"Hotel California" rocker succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia...

This Is Your Brain On Trump
R. Douglas Fields, The Daily Beast | This Is Your Brain On Trump | January 17, 2016

Why is everyone so angry?...

Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Political Cartoons | January 16, 2016

The best of this week's political cartoons, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

American Rage: The Esquirel / NBC News Survey
Esquire Magazine | American Rage: The Survey | January 15, 2016

We the people are pissed...

Camille Paglia Remembers A Hero, David Bowie
David Daley, Salon | Camille Palia On David Bowie | January 12, 2016

Bowie named Paglia's Sexual Personae one of his favorite books. But he heoped inspire her to write it...

The Real Ted Cruz
William Saletan, Slate | The Real Ted Cruz | January 10, 2016

I studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president...

El Chapo Speaks
Sean Penn, Rolling Stone | El Chapo Speaks | January 10, 2016

A secret visit with the most wanted man in the world...

Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Jennifer Shutt, Politico | The Week In Political Cartoons | January 9, 2016

Political cartoons picked fresh off the Toonosphere...