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.

Comedy Vs. Tragedy
Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone | Comedy Vs. Tragedy: The Legacy of Robin Williams | July 16, 2018

The legacy of Robin Williams...

Respect The Straw Ban
Henry Grabar, Slate | The Straw Story | July 15, 2018

Addressing the plastic-pollution problem...

Pluto Aligns With The Rest Of The Solar System For The First Time In Nearly A Century
Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics | Aligned With Pluto | July 14, 2018

This won't happen again until 2179...

The Strange Case Of The Missing Joyce Scholar
Jack Hitt, The New York Times | The Missing Scholar | July 13, 2018

The search for John Kidd...

What Ben Bradlee Would Think Of Donald Trump
Sally Quinn, Politico | Bradlee And Trump | July 13, 2018

He believed the truth mattered...

"They Will Die In Tallinn" : Estonia Girds For War With Russia
Molly K. McKew, Politico | Girding For War | July 11, 2018

Preparations for a conflict many here see as inevitable...

Steven Universe
Eric Thurm, Rolling Stone | About Rebecca Sugar | July 10, 2018

How Rebecca Sugar turned TV's most empathetic cartoon into an empire...

'God Bless America': 100 Years Of An Immigrant's Anthem
Sheryl Kaskowitz, The New York Times | An Immigrant's Anthem | July 10, 2018

The same year he became an American citizen, he composed 'God Bless America'...

Ice Poseidon's Lucrative, Stressful Life As A Live Streamer
Adrian Chen, The New Yorker | Ice Poseidon | July 9, 2018

Showing his viewers how things really are...


Trump Administration's Opposition To Breastfeeding Resolution Sparks Outrage
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian | Moms Rising | July 9, 2018

Threats and browbeating...