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.

Why Chuck Berry Is Even Greater Than You Think
Peter Guralnick, Rolling Stone | Chuck Berry's Genius | March 19, 2017

Revelatory encounters with a rock & roll pioneer...

The Long History Of The Vietnam Novel
Maureen Ryan, The New York Times | The Vietnam Novel | March 18, 2017

'For a period of time well into the 1970s, the Vietnam novel was really an obscenity...'

How The EPA Transformed America
Andrew Small, Mother Jones | Photos: How The EPA Transformed America | March 16, 2017

Clean water, non-toxic ground, and silence we would never have had...

Steve Bannon In College: Grateful Dead Fan, 'Jerry Brown Liberal,' 'Ladies Man'
Asawin Suebsaeng, The Daily Beast | Portrait Of Steve Bannon As A Young Man | March 16, 2017

A well-liked liberal history buff...

Campaign Flashback
Tom Tomorrow, Daily Kos | Trump Flashback | March 15, 2017

A look back at candidate Trump...

Donald Trump Lies, But No One Really Cares
Michael Rosenblum, HuffPo | Entertainer In Chief | March 14, 2017

The Entertainer-in-Chief has brought the ethos of television to government...

Trump Tweet Bracket
The Daily Show | Trump Tweet Bracket | March 14, 2017

What is the greatest Donald Trump tweet of all time?...

Kushners Set To Get $400 Million From Chinese Firm On Tower
David Kocieniewski and Caleb Melby, Bloomberg | Kushner Deal | March 14, 2017

The planned transaction includes terms that some real estate experts consider unusually favorable...

A Timeline Of Earth's Average Temperature
Randall Munroe, XKCD via Vox | Climate Change Timeline | March 12, 2017

When people say "The climate has changed before," these are the kinds of changes they're talking about...

Russian Espionage Piggybacks On A Cybercriminal's Hacking
Michael Schwirtz and Joseph Goldstein, The New York Times | Russian Espionage & Cybercriminal Hacking | March 12, 2017

To the F.B.I., Evgeniy M. Bogachev is the most wanted cybercrimiinal in the world...