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.

Truth, Lies, And Literature
Salman Rushdie, The New Yorker | Truth, Lies, & Literature | June 2, 2018

In a time like the present, when reality itself seems everywher under attack...

With 'There There,' Tommy Orange Has Written A New Kind Of American Epic
Alexandra Alter, The New York Times | There There | June 2, 2018

"This book is going to remake the literary canon, and not just the native canon,"...

Trump's Loudest Anti-Muslim Twitter Troll Is A Shady Vegan Married To An (Ousted) WWE Exec
Luke O'Brien, The Huffington Post | 24-7 Hate | June 1, 2018

She was supposed to be a Russian bot...

The White House Official Trump Says Doesn't Exist
Michael Crowley, Politico | Meet Matthew Pottinger | May 31, 2018

Meet Matthew Pottinger...

Thresholds Of Violence
Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker | Thresholds Of Violence | May 29, 2018

How school shootings catch on...

Trump's Right-Hand Troll
McKay Coppins, The Atlantic | Trump's Right-Hand Troll | May 29, 2018

Deploying the art of provocation from the White House...

Peter Stories: On Peter Mayer, 1936-2018
Mark Krotov, N+1 | Peter Stories | May 29, 2018

Peter was a genius at seeing opportunities, at finding holes and filling them...

How The Flying Tigers Soared To Glory In WWII
Sam Kleiner, The Daily Beast | The Flying Tigers | May 28, 2018

Only now are we discovering the personal stories of this elite fighting force...

The Day Robert Kennedy Met Allen Ginsberg
David Margolick, The Guardian | Kennedy And Ginsberg | May 27, 2018

"Have you ever smoked pot?"...

The Well-Intentioned Boomer's Guide To Gender Pronouns
Arlene Stein, The Daily Beast | Gender Pronouns | May 27, 2018