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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.

Four Women Accuse New York's Attorney General Of Physical Abuse
Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker | NYer Schneiderman Story | May 8, 2018

Eric Schneiderman faces a #MeToo reckoning...

Will Tourism Ruin The Rainbow Mountain of Peru?
Iliana Magra and Andrea Zarate, The New York Times | Rainbow Mountain | May 7, 2018

At first glance the mountain seems Photoshopped...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | May 5, 2018

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked from the Toonosphere...

The FBI Is In Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think
Eric Lichtblau, Time Magazine | FBI In Crisis | May 3, 2018

Something really is wrong at the FBI...

Can Arizona's Teachers Still Consider Themselves Middle Class?
E. Tommy Kim, The New Yorker | On Teaching | May 3, 2018

"Every year, we think about quitting..."...

Designer Judith Leiber And Painter Husband Of 72 Years Die Mere Hours Apart
Jenna Amatulli, HuffPo | Leiber And Leiber | May 2, 2018

Just before their deaths, he leaned toward his wife and said, "Sweetie, it's time for us to go."....

Whatever Happened To The Book Herman Melville Wrote After 'Moby-Dick'?
Allison McNearney, Daily Beast | Isle Of The Cross | May 1, 2018

His publishers gave it a firm, 'No, thank you.'...

'No More Hope': The Work Of A Photojournalist Killed In Kabul
Mujib Mashal, The New York Times | Shah Marai, R.I.P. | May 1, 2018

Through it all, Shah Marai continued to bear witness...

My Secret Summer With Stalin's Daughter
Grace Kennan Warnecke, Politico | With Stalin's Daughter | April 30, 2018

In 1967, I was in the middle of the buzziest stories...

How The Author Of 'Madeline' Created His Most Famous Character
Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times | Bemelmans' 'Madeline' | April 28, 2018

Ludwig Bemelmans grew up hearing stories...