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.

Mell Lazarus: Colleagues Salute The Wit Of The 'Momma' And 'Miss Peach' Comics Creator
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | Remembering Mell Lazarus | May 25, 2016

Lazarus died Tuesday morning in Southern California...

Hive Mind
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker | Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" | May 24, 2016

The stinging comedy of Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal"...

Why Did Nobody Go To Jail For The Financial Crisis?
Frank Partnoy, NYTBR | Review: Chain Of Title | May 23, 2016

How three ordinary Americans uncovered Wall Street's great foreclosure fraud...

Morley Safer, Mainstay Of '60 Minutes,' Is Dead At 84
Robert D. McFadden, The New York Times | Morley Safter Obit | May 20, 2016

Morley Safer, 1931-2016...

This Is How Fascism Comes To America
Robert Kagan, The Washington Post Opinion | Trump, Transcending The GOP | May 19, 2016

Trump has transcended the party that produced him...

PC Feminists Misfire Again, As Fearful Elite Media Can't Touch Donald Trump
Camille Paglia, Salon | Paglia On Trump & NYT | May 19, 2016

A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women?...

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | How Trump Is Killing the GOP | May 18, 2016

How Trump is killing the Republican Party...

Birth Of Rare White Bison Calf
Riley Laychuk, CBC News | Birth Of Rare White bison | May 17, 2016

New calf believed to be one of just three white bison in Manitoba...

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds
Andrew Pollack, The New York Times | New GMO Analysis | May 17, 2016

Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and safe for the environment...


Crossing The Line
Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, The New York Times | Crossing The Line | May 14, 2016

How Donald Trump behaved with women in private...