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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.

State Confirms Wolf Depredation In Clover Valley
Sam Williams, Lassen County Times | A Wolf Story | October 30, 2017

The first confirmed wolf kill in California this century...

'The Square': Why This Award-Winning Art-World Satire Will Make You Squirm
David Fear, Rolling Stone | Inside 'The Square' | October 29, 2017

A Swedish filmmaker, a Danish actor, Elisabeth Moss and a man who imitates monkeys...

New Orleans Marks Fats Domino's Death In Its Usual Style: With A Party
John Swenson, The New York Times | Honoring Fats Domino | October 26, 2017

Music fans reacted in the only appropriate way to mark a death in New Orleans...

A Fire Story
Brian Fies, The Fies Files | A Fire Story | October 26, 2017

A first-person report from the front line...

Enough
Jeff Flake, The Washington Post | Flake's Op-Ed | October 24, 2017

As I contemplate the Trump presidency...

What Myeshia Johnson Revealed About Donald Trump
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | What Myeshia Johnson Revealed | October 24, 2017

Any decent and sensible President would have gotten on the phone again with Johnson...

Stephen Hawking's Expanding Universes Thesis Breaks The Internet
Mattha Busby, The Guardian | Stephen Hawking's Thesis | October 24, 2017

Stephen J. Hawking's 1966 doctoral thesis has broken the internet after becoming available to the general public for the first time...

A New History of "Rolling Stone" Reveals Its Complicated, Compromised Relationship To Rock Stars
Jack Hamilton, Slate | Jann Wenner Bio | October 24, 2017

The first biography of the magazine's founder...

The Bush Twins Want To Set The Record Straight
Frank Bruni, The New York Times Op-Ed | The Bush Twins | October 22, 2017

They aren't who you think they are...

Women Of The Wool
Rebecca Bengal, Vogue | Women Of The Wool | October 20, 2017

For the women who shear sheep in California and Oregon, hard work and unexpected rewards...