Daily Briefing: May 19

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.


We're not surprised that airport beers are more expensive. However, a passenger at LaGuardia took a photo of a 23-ounce Sam Adams Summer Ale that cost $27.85 last summer. Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the region's major airports, announced new regulations requiring airport concessions to be limited to off-airport "street prices" plus a 10% premium.


“Do you know what I need for my knee? Some tequila.”

Get the pontiff a margarita, please. Pope Francis informed a group of Mexican seminarians in a viral video that a shot or two of Clase Azul could help with his injured knee's ligament pain. As of late, the 85-year-old Argentine has been using a wheelchair and cane while his knee heals.


A list of “spite buildings”—when human grudges get architectural. (The Guardian)

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