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.

FBI Interviews Tell Of Cleric's Role In Plot To Bomb Plane
Scott Shane, The New York Times | Underwear Bomber's Tale | February 23, 2017

"The attack should occur on board a U.S. airliner," Mr. Awlaki told the man...

ND Arrests 10 As Pipeline Protest Camp Empties
Mitch Smith and Alan Blinder, The New York Times | Standing Rock Camp Empties | February 23, 2017

The governor of North Dakota ordered the evacuation of people who had occupied the land for months...

The Wilderness Vs. The Wildness About Us
Adam Frank, Cosmos and Culture | Wilderness Vs. The Wildness | February 22, 2017

If you don't know Gary Snyder, it is my great pleasure to introduce him to you...

To Libya And Back: Inside A Stealth Bomber Strike Against ISIS
Joe Papplardo, Popular Mechanics | To Libya And Back | February 22, 2017

U.S. B-2 Spirit bomber crews executed a 32-hour sortie against ISIS. This is how it happened...

How 'Moonlight' Got Its Sound: Violins, Chopped and Screwed
Michael Cooper, The New York Times | Violins, Chopped and Screwed | February 21, 2017

The unlikely inspiration that helped give the film 'Moonlight' its otherworldy sound...

Japan's Interpreters Struggle To Make Sense Of 'Trumpese'
Tomohiro Osaki, Japan Times | Interpreting 'Trumpese' | February 17, 2017

Interpreters have had a nightmarish experience interpreting Donald Trump's disjointed speeches...

The White House Mole
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | The White House Mole | February 17, 2017

The question that remains, of course, is the motive...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Edited by Matt Wuerker, Politico | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | February 17, 2017

Picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

NYT Celebrates 75 Years Of Crosswords
Deb Amien, The New York Times | 75 Years Of Crosswords | February 16, 2017

A satisfying diversion that anyone can learn and solve...

Donald Trump Versus The World
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Trump Versus The World | February 16, 2017

Just when you think things can't get crazier...