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.

Eating With Literary Giant Peter Matthiessen
Rick Bass, The Daily Beast | Eating With Matthiessen | July 9, 2018

He said he wanted soup...


The Addams Family Secret
Paul Karasik, The New Yorker | Addams Family Secret | July 6, 2018

How a massive painting by Charles Addams wound up hidden away in a university library...

The Times At Gettysburg, July 1863
Thom Shanker, The New York Times | A Reporter's Heartbreak | July 4, 2018

A reporter's Civil War heartbreak...

How Using A Drone Changed The Way This Photographer Saw Inequality
Amanda Duberman, The Huffington Post | Unequal Scenes | July 3, 2018

A few years ago, Johnny Miller got a drone...

I Was Fired For Criticizing Trump
Bob Rogers, Editorial Cartoonist | Criticizing Trump | July 3, 2018

I was basically my own editor for 25 years...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Toons | July 2, 2018

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked from the Toonosphere...

Willie Lee Rose, Historian Of Reconstruction, Dies At 91
Sam Roberts, The New York Times | Willie Lee Rose, R.I.P. | June 30, 2018

Her greatest legacy was recasting the prevailing view of Reconstruction...

The Lost City Of Trump
Michael Kruse, Politico | Trump City | June 29, 2018

How the sage of Trump City foreshadowed the president's chaotic path to the White House...

She Knows How To Make An Exit. You're Reading It
Margalit Fox, The New York Times | Lives Well Lived | June 29, 2018

For this obituary writer, the end has come...

How Weed Edibles Are Shedding Their Stigman In The Food World
K. Astre, The Huffington Post | Cannabis Cuisine | June 29, 2018

Evolving far beyond pot brownies...