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.

How One Joke On "Roseanne" Explains the Show
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker | The New "Roseanne" | April 19, 2018

The show offers a clever finger trap for critics...

The Man Behind The President's Tweets
Robert Draper, The New York Times | Trump Tweets | April 19, 2018

Unraveling the mystery of Dan Scavino...

One Of The Solar System's Early Planets Didn't Survive, But Its Diamonds Are Now On Earth
Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times | Protoplanet Diamonds | April 18, 2018

Discovered inside a small asteroid...

America's Economy Is Back And Roaring And Its People Are Winning
Donald Trump, USA Today Opinion | Trump Op-Ed | April 17, 2018

Many Americans will complete their taxes on a simple, single sheet of paper...

The War On Sex Workers Needs To Stop Now
Siouxsie Q, Rolling Stone | War On Sex Workers | April 16, 2018

A terrifying time to be a sex worker in America...

Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles
Damian Carrington, The Guardian | Plastic-Eating Bugs | April 16, 2018

Plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump...

The Warrior At The Mall
Phil Klay, New York Times Opinion | Warrior At The Mall | April 15, 2018

"We're at war while America is at the mall." I'm not sure when I first heard this...

All Of The World's Yeast Probably Originated In China
Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic | Yeast Of The World | April 14, 2018

Sequencing 1,000 yeast genomes...


Comments From The Fountain Pen Forum
Glenn Eichler, The New Yorker | Fountain Pen Forum | April 14, 2018

I don't think I'd ever seen anyone actually use one before...

The Story Behind Trump's Infamous "Best Sex I Ever Had" Headline
Jamie Ross, The Daily Beast | "Best Sex" Story | April 12, 2018

The 1990 New York Post front page...