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.

In Living Color
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker | About 'Blackish' | April 18, 2016

With "black-ish," Kenya Barris rethinks the family sitcom...

The Chandler Boys
Adam Serwer, Buzzfeed News | Photo At The Center Of The Black Confederate Myth | April 18, 2016

The secret history of the photo at the center of the Black Confederate myth...

The Real Story Behind HBO's "Confirmation"
NPR Staff | The Story Behind "Confirmation" | April 16, 2016

From the reporter who broke the story...

Gardens Don't Tend Themselves
Susan Stamberg, Morning Edition, NPR | Ramiro Gomez's Invisible LA | April 12, 2016

Portraits of the people behind LA's luxury...

Herb Caen Taught Us How To Tweet
Ted Gioia, The Daily Beast | Herb Caen: The Godfather Of Tweeting | April 11, 2016

Herb Caen, a journalist who mastered social networking before it had a name...

The Assad Files
Ben Taub, The New Yorker | The Assad Files | April 11, 2016

Capturing the top-secret documents that tie the Syrian regime to mass torture and killings...

Stanford Students Want Western Civilization Studies Back As The PC Backlash Begins
Lizzie Crocker, The Daily Beast | Stanford Rises Up Against PC Overlords | April 7, 2016

A plan to reinstate the controversial Western Civilization curriculum...

Bernie Sanders Meets With Daily New Editorial Board
New York Daily News | Bernie Sanders: NY Daily News Interview | April 6, 2016


The C.E.O. Of 'Hamilton' Inc.
Michael Sokolove, The New York Times Magazine | The C.E.O. Of 'Hamilton' | April 5, 2016

Managing a runaway success...

Inside Operation Trump, The Most Unorthodox Campaign In Political History
Gabriel Sherman, New York | Operation Trump | April 4, 2016

"I'm the strategist," Trump told me...