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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.

Trump The Destroyer
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | Trump The Destroyer | April 1, 2017

Bent on demolishing our government from within...

Age Of Empires
Holland Cotter, The New York Times | Age Of Empires | March 30, 2017

How two dynasties of art forged China's identity...

The Desperate Battle To Destroy ISIS
Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker | The Battle For Mosul | March 30, 2017

A SWAT team of Iraqis join the fight to retake Mosul...

The Psychedelic Miracle
Mac McClelland, Rolling Stone | Treating Mental Illness With Psychedelics | March 30, 2017

How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca, and other hallucinogens...

The Deliciously Fishy Case Of The "Codfather"
Ben Goldfarb, Mother Jones | The Codfather | March 28, 2017

A New England seafood industry mogul's seriously shady business...

I Am An Arctic Researcher. Donald Trump Is Deleting My Citations
Victoria Herrmann, The Guardian | Trump Is Deleting My Citations | March 28, 2017

Politically motivated data deletions...

"Poor Little Snowflake" - The Defining Insult Of 2016
Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian | Defining "Snowflake" | March 27, 2017

Is it a bad metaphor?...

President Trump's Cascade Of False Claims In Time's Interview On His Falsehoods
Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post | Fact-Checking Trump | March 26, 2017

Here's a round-up of his key misstatements...

Echt Deutsch
Yascha Mounk, Harper's Magazine | Echt Deutsch: Germany & Refugees | March 24, 2017

How the refugee crisis is changing a nation's identity...

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death
Jia Tolention, The New Yorker | The Gig Economy | March 24, 2017

Mary's story...