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.

Cliff Huxtable Was Bill Cosby's Sickest Joke
Wesley Morris, The New York Times | Cosby's Sickest Joke | April 27, 2018

'America's Dad' is what we called Bill Cosby...


Why America Must Atone For Its Lynchings
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian | Lynching In America | April 26, 2018

Recognizing lynching as part of American history...

Farmworkers Are Living 20 To A House In California's Bountiful Salinas Valley
Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones | Farmworker Life In CA | April 25, 2018

If you're making a salad to go with your dinner tonght...

America's Top Scientists Reprimand Donald Trump (Again)
Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker | Scientists Vs. Trump | April 25, 2018

Decrying the "denigration of scientific expertise and harassment of scientists."...

The Two-Pizza Rule And The Secret Of Amazon's Success
Alex Hern, The Guardian | Amazon's Two-Pizza Rule | April 25, 2018

Selling things to shoppers is the tip of Amazon's commercial iceberg...

TrumpChallenges Native Americans' Historical Standing
Dan Diamond, Politico | Trump vs. Native Americans | April 23, 2018

Tribal leaders say the policy will reverse centuries-old protections...

Church Of The Donald
Ruth Graham, Politico | Church Of The Donald | April 22, 2018

Never mind Fox. Trump's most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV...

The State-by-State Guide to Weed in America
Elisabeth Garber-Paul and Tana Ganeva, Rolling Stone | Weed In America: A Guide | April 21, 2018

Confused? We were too. Here's a state-by-state guide...

A Voyage Along Trump's Wall
Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker | Canoeing The Rio Grande | April 21, 2018

How life and a landscape would be changed...

Germany's Unicorn Craze
Madeleine Schwartz, The Atlantic | Unicorns In Germany | April 21, 2018

The mythical creature rises in uncertain times...