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 Storyteller
Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker | Rachel Maddow Profile | October 2, 2017

Rachel Maddow: Trump's TV nemesis...


Through The Lens Of The Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identiy And Trump
Jennifer Senior, The New York Times | Te-Nehisi Coates Book | October 2, 2017

America couldn't have a black president without boomeranging back to its ugliest self...

Restoring Those Old Liner Notes In Music's Digital Era
Ben Sisario, The New York Times | Digital Liner Notes | October 2, 2017

What happened to liner notes?...

One Day In The Life Of Battered Puerto Rico
Frances Robles, Luis Ferré-Sadurni, Ricahrd Fausset and Ivelisse Rivera, The New York Times | One Day In The Life | October 1, 2017

After Hurrican Maria...

Philly Company Digitizes 25,000 Old Records And They're Free To Download
Peter Crimmins, Newsworks | The Great 78 Project | September 30, 2017

Twenty-five thousand songs recorded onto 78 RPM discs in the early 20th century...

Elon Musk Unveils Ambitious Plan To Build A City On Mars
Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post | To Build A City On Mars | September 30, 2017

First flights to Mars are scheduled to begin in just five years...

Corporations Have Rights. Why Shouldn't Rives?
Julie Turkewitz, The New York Times | Colorado River Lawsuit | September 28, 2017

Asking a judge to recognize the Colorado River as a person...

Hugh Hefter, Who Built Playboy Empire And Embodied It, Dies At 91
Laura Mansnerus, The New York Times | Hefner Obit | September 28, 2017

Hefner the man and Playboy the brand were inseparable...

The Madness Of Donald Trump
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Trump's Madness | September 27, 2017

He's a perfect representation of who, as a country, we are and always have been...

The Abbie Hoffman Of The Right: Donald Trump
David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion | Trump & Hoffman | September 26, 2017

He was elected to be a cultural president...