Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon serving of Puck’s freshest reporting.
Today, we lead with Teddy Schleifer’s latest exploration of the Bankman-Fried family psychodrama, detailing how S.B.F.’s mother built a stealthy and powerful Democratic political influence shop in the heart of Silicon Valley. How involved was her son?
Plus, below the fold: Julia Alexander charts the future of Netflix as Reed Hastings cedes control. Julia Ioffe chronicles how oil sanctions finally eroded Putin’s “superpower” mythology. Peter Hamby and Dylan Byers consider the I.P. bonanza awaiting Vince McMahon and Bill Cohan drops by to discuss restarting FTX. Then Matt Belloni talks through the just-released Oscar noms, zeroing in on Andrea Riseborough’s surprise nod for Best Actress.