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.

Does Oil Come From Dinosaurs?
Kenneth Lacovara, Powell's City of Books | Oil And Dinosaurs | September 22, 2017

It's a fun idea, but no...

A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase Of Art
Holland Cotter, The New York Times | Pacific Standard Time | September 22, 2017

A grand exchange beckons the art traveler...

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact Of Refugees
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times | Report On Refugee Impact | September 20, 2017

Refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost...

Treasure Island
Jessamyn Hatcher, The New Yorker | Treasure Island | September 20, 2017

The extraordinary finds of an amateur diving club in Holland...

In The Amazon, A Catastrophic Gold Rush Looms
Chris Feliciano Arnold, The New York Times | Amazon Gold Rush | September 19, 2017

In pursuit of a 16th-century boondoggle: fortunes of gold in the Amazon...

The Queen Of Oversharing
Caitlin Flanaga, The Atlantic | The Best of Us | September 19, 2017

The personal essay may be over -- but Joyce Maynard isn't...

After The Winds Die Down, Larry McMurtry's Houston Trilogy Lives On
Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review | McMurtry On Houston | September 18, 2017

In the Republic of Letters, McMurtry has made Houston matter...

Rolling Stone, Once A Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up For Sale
Sydney Ember, The New York Times | Rolling Stone To Be Put Up For Sale | September 18, 2017

Wenner is putting his company's controlling stake in Rolling Stone up for sale...

'I Want To Explode' -- A Roger Ailes Protégé Bares His Soul
Eliana Johnson, Politico | Ailes Protégé's Book | September 18, 2017

Joe Lindsley's account of his split with Roger Ailes...

The Loneliest President
Michael Kruse, Politico | The Loneliest President | September 16, 2017

For Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability...