Trimming the Times: Afghan Security; Bulger's Travels
A guide to what's in the New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall
Now that the New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
Today's lead story takes a close look at the ease with which suspected terrorists can join the Afghan army and security forces. Also high on the home page, a new prostate cancer drug seems to work wonders, but it is very expensive. For some true intrigue, check out the story on Whitey Bulger's travels while on the lam.
World: There's an interesting article about Afghanistan's central bank governor, who quit his job while in the United States yesterday, for fear of reprisals from an investigation into a financial scandal there. The coverage of austerity strikes in Greece is important, but the Guardian is on it in much more detail.
U.S.: The conviction of Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges leads the national section, of course, but this is one of those things you may enjoy better from the hometown Chicago Tribune. A better Times story is the follow-up on the Whitey Bulger arrest, which says he traveled frequently while in hiding, including back to Boston.
Business: In two different, but related stories about women contending in male-dominated professions -- both the feature on Dubai businesswoman Hoda Abou-Jamra and the article about Sandy Pope running for the presidency of the Teamsters union.
Technology: The big news in Tech is that Microsoft has started offering its Office products in the cloud, but the coverage offers little opinion on how good the program is, which you want.
Science: The preview of the Museum of Mathematics, to open in Manhattan next year, is worth a read. So is the story about a new model of bicycle saddle that could be healthier for both men and women, but that story really suffers from not having a photo of the saddle.
Health: We hate extinction, except when its of a dread disease. The United Nations has announced that the cattle disease rinderpest has been wiped from the earth.
Sports: New York teams got a rest yesterday, so there are no game stories to warn you off of. Rather, check out the lead coverage, a feature on small-time arena football.
Opinion: James E. Hall makes the case that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg never should have approved a garbage transfer station near La Guardia airport, where it will attract birds.
Arts: There's a great review of architect Steven Holl's Vanke Center, in Shenzhen, China, which critic Nicolai Ouroussoff calls a "masterpiece."
Style: Forget the formal reviews of the men's fashion shows in Paris, and instead just enjoy some pictures, courtesy of T magazine.