Trimming the Times: Weiner's Predicament; Beautiful Jellyfish

A guide to what's in the New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall

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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.

Anthony Weiner's scandal dominates the home page today, with the lead story all about his lack of true support on the left. Below that, there's a very interesting piece on Andrew Breitbart, who according to this coverage is looking to capitalize on the scandal to gain legitimacy. But your can't-miss picks from today are twofold: The interactive Arts feature on the Venice Biennale, and the Science report and slide show all about surprisingly complex jellyfish.

World: If you can get past the awkward headline, the lead story on Libya's propaganda war against NATO is a pretty good read. And after weeks of protest in Spain, a worthwhile feature takes a second look at a generation there that once was dismissed as apathetic. Also worth a read, almost purely for the shock value (but also because of its illustration of class issues in China), is the account of a privileged young Chinese music student who was put to death for stabbing a woman to keep her quiet after he hit her with his car.

U.S.: It's a tough bit of news to take, but the feature on the budget tribulations facing state parks is definitely worth your click. And in more state budget news, check out the piece on judges involving themselves in state spending. Also, don't miss the lead story on publicly funded Turkish religious schools in Texas.

New York: Anthony Weiner is, of course, the big news here. Aside from the main story on his admission that lewd photos were, indeed, his, and the features mentioned above on the home page, those who haven't been following the story minutely but would like a good overview will find this timeline of the issue invaluable.

Business: Fittingly, the Times early on the story of Glenn Beck's plan to charge visitors to his new Web site. And there's some good analysis on Peter Diamond's decision to withdraw his application to the Federal Reserve board of governors.

Technology: The paper is doing due diligence in reporting the major news from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference but a lot of that, such as the apps sidelined by the company's own developers, and the new products like iCloud and OS X Lion, came out here yesterday. Though there is a click-worthy update on iCloud's relationship with file-sharing services.

Science: Leading today's section is one of the most fascinating biology articles to come along in a while, all about how surprisingly complex jellyfish are, along with a beautiful slide show. A must-click. While the report on using modern technology to build a better burger is a little thin on actual news, it's got lots of history and interesting information about the national food. But it's worth skipping in favor of the profiles of women at the top of their scientific fields.

Health: A new type of math instruction has students drill to reach abstract connections through gut instinct before logic. And Tara Parker-Pope's explainer on cell phones and cancer is worth a read just to try to sort out all the information that's been floating around lately.

Sports: It's the Stanley Cup finals, so check out the game story on the Bruins trouncing the Canuks in game 3. And racing fans are keeping a sharp eye on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, as he shows strong promise on the approach to the Belmont Stakes Saturday.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, longtime New York City Opera director Julius Rudel makes the case for preserving "the people's opera."

Arts: There is no question that the top pick for this section is the interactive feature on the Venice Biennale.

Style: Cathy Horyn reports from the CFDA fashion awards, which were all about Lady GaGa.

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