About The Morning News

The Morning News (TMN) is an online magazine of essays, art, humor, and culture published weekdays since 1999. In addition to our features, each day includes our headlines, with links to the most interesting news items, articles, and oddities around the web.

At TMN, we believe in good writing, tight editing, wit, curiosity, making mistakes, and solving them with tequila. We speak through what we publish. If you’re new here, we recommend starting with one of the following:

Each March, TMN also hosts the Tournament of Books, “the best literary prize in existence” (MobyLives). In the tournament, the previous year’s finest novels are subjected to a four-week, March Madness-style battle, and the winner is awarded/threatened with a live rooster.


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