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 Man Who Knew Too Little
Sam Dolnick, The New York Times | The Blockade | March 11, 2018

The most ignorant man in America...

Wrath-Bearing Tree: New Poetry By Lynn Houston
Lynn Houston, Wrath-Bearing Tree | Wrath-Bearing Tree | March 10, 2018

How people change, viewed through the lens of a deployment...

What Happened In Moscow: The Inside Story Of How Trump's Obsession With Putin Began
David Corn and Michael Isikoff, Mother Jones | Excerpt: Russian Roulette | March 10, 2018

His 2013 visit paved the way for a scandal that shook the world...

For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here's What I Learned.
Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times | An Old Way To Get The News | March 8, 2018

It has been life changing...

Teaching William Zinsser To Write Poetry
Diana Goetsch, The New Yorker | William Zinsser & Poetry | March 8, 2018

There was just one catch: Bill was blind...

Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Dead At 92
Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone | Tower Records Founder | March 6, 2018

Grew the beloved retail chain from one Sacramento location to over 200 stores worldwide...

When Twenty-Six Thousand Stinkbugs Invade Your Home
Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker | Stinkbug Invasion | March 6, 2018

The species has spread to forty-three of the forty-eight continental United States...

Christopher Steele, The Man Behind The Trump Dossier
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker | Steele & Dossier | March 6, 2018

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump's ties to Russia...

Seed Vaults Protect The World From The Apocalypse -- But What If Doomesday Is Already here?
Marie Haga, The Independent | Doomesday Seed Vault | March 5, 2018

Now the Norwegian government is spending more money to protect the Svalbard bank...

Is This The Beginning Of Trump's End?
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Beginning Of End? | March 4, 2018

Something is stirring...