Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon briefing on the latest reporting from Puck.
Today, the inimitable Julia Ioffe relays the quiet skepticism permeating the Blob regarding China’s ability to broker peace in Ukraine. At this point, is diplomatic intervention really achievable?
Then, below the fold: Julia Alexander ruthlessly crunches Netflix’s freshly reported ad tier numbers. Teddy Schleifer explains how PayPal mafia alum David Sacks became Ron DeSantis’s Bay Area booster. On The Powers That Be, Ben Landy and Lauren Sherman chart the rise and fall of Refinery29, the $400 million victim of Vice Media’s bankruptcy, before turning to the masthead succession drama at WSJ. Magazine. And on The Town, Matthew Belloni gets the download on the Truman Show-esque hit series Jury Duty from star Ronald Gladden and director Jake Szymanski.