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.

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren't You?
John F. Harris and Bryan Bender, Politico | Prophet of Doom | January 8, 2017

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America's nuclear conscience...

Meet Charlie Brotman, Voice Of Every Presidential Inauguration Since Truman, Dumped By Trump
Sandra McElwaine | Voice Of Inaugration Dumped By Trump | January 7, 2017

Now, at 89, Charlie Brotman is being confined to the bleachers. And boy, is he mad...

Centuries Of New York History Prepare For A Move
Rick Rojas, The New York Times | Centuries Of NY History | January 5, 2017

Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing city are headed for a new home...

Intellectuals For Trump
Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker | Intellectuals for Trump | January 4, 2017

He called himself Publius Decius Mus...

Fatal Attraction: ISIS Just Can't Resist Social Media
Austin Bodetti, The Daily Beast | Fatal Attraction: ISIS & Social Media | January 3, 2017

Computers, cellphones,and social media are used as vital weapons...

The Snapchat Presidency Of Donald Trump
David Brooks, The New York Times | Trump's Snapchat Presidency | January 3, 2017

Normal leaders serve an office...

The Day Violent Thugs Were Driven Out By Hippies With Glowsticks
Craig Stone, The Guardian | A New Year Story | January 2, 2017

The New Year's Eve rave that changed me...

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of Covering Trump
David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post | A Year Of Covering Trump | December 30, 2016

So what happened to the rest of the money?...

Missing The Point
Anthony Audi, LitHub | Trump & Citizen Kane | December 30, 2016

Errol Morris ont he time he filmed Donald Trump missing the point...

At 100, A French Newspaper Thrives -- With No Ads And A Minimalist Webpage
Eleanor Beardsley, NPR | Indy Paper Turns 100 | December 30, 2016

The fiercely independent weekly turns 100 this year...