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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.

When Otis Redding Deliverred The 20 Best Minutes Of Pop Music Ever
Jonathan Gould, The Daily Beast | Otis Redding | June 17, 2017

The Monterey Pop Festival...

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, And Islamist Terror
Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard | Paglia Interview | June 16, 2017

A wide-ranging interview...

A Whimsical Wordsmith Charts A Course Beyond Twitter
Jesse Lichtenstein, The New York Times Magazine | Twitter Wordsmith | June 16, 2017

He's trying to figure out what comes next

Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview
Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone | Rachel Maddow Interview | June 16, 2017

America's wonkiest anchor...

The Universal Phenomenon Of Men Interrupting Women
Susan Chira, The New York Times | The Universal Phenomenon | June 15, 2017

It was an I-told-you-so day...

Rosalie Sorrels, A Folk Singer Who Transported Her Audience, Is Dead At 83
William Grimes, The New York Times | Rosalie Sorrels Obit | June 15, 2017

Inspired a generation of rising folk musicians...

A Chicken Sandwich Hitches A Balloon Ride To The Stratosphere
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Sandwich Rising | June 15, 2017

It's initial passenger...

Where Trump Learned To Love Ritualized Flattery
David Margolick, The New Yorker | Ritualized Flattery | June 14, 2017

He's memorized the Roy Cohn playbook...

Trump Wants To Cut EPA's Scientific Research In Half
Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones | Slashing EPA Research | June 14, 2017

Pruitt to testify on Thursday...

When 'What Do You Do?' Is Taboo
Henry Alford, The New York Times | Misfiring Politesse | June 14, 2017

Talking to unemployed friends and colleagues...