Trimming the Times: Sudan's Revolt; Legal Trips to Cuba
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.
Leading the home page this morning, a report from the crime desk tells us that the State of New York's case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is "on the verge of collapse." And in keeping with the global fascination over the case, we get a report of the news's shocking effect on the French public. But with a view toward armchair summer travel, our top pick is Frugal Traveler's roundup of legal ways to visit Cuba.
World: The report on a burgeoning revolt in Sudan leads the section, and while it's not a scoop it's a good bit of coverage of an issue that requires as much conveyance of the national mood as the actual political facts. And there's an interesting update from Syria about the coalition of factions forming a new opposition there.
U.S.: The report on a plan, 20 years in the making, to save the northern spotted owl, provides a great check-in on some of the changing environmental issues facing the Pacific Northwest. And in the Whitey Bulger case, information is already reportedly coming to light that may convict the law enforcement officers he's alleged to have bribed.
Business: Check out the lead story, on a union battle that may result in Boeing moving its massive new airplane factory out of South Carolina. And in a backlash more should have seen coming, there's a good Big Picture piece on resistance to local anti-obesity laws.
Technology: In its latest attack, Anonymous has gone after the city of Orlando, Florida, disabling various Web sites there reportedly in response to arrests of Food Not Bombs activists. And Bits has an interesting piece of coverage about Amazon's fight to keep sales tax away from its California customers.
Science: In some interesting city reporting on a major environmental issue, residents' fight to keep a garbage transfer station from reopening in New York's Upper East Side is, at its heart, an issue of justice, activists argue.
Sports: With the Tour de France starting tomorrow, read the great preview focusing on Alberto Contador, the Spanish rider who has won the last two races.
Opinion: In a lighthearted lead op-ed, Richard Mabey muses from Britain about the need to respect and, in a way, admire the hearty weeds that permeate all our human environments.
Arts: Read the two lead stories, opposing essays that alternately celebrate New York City's noisy racket and its pockets of silence.
Travel: Those in the Northeast may enjoy reading about the possibilities of 36 Hours in Cape May, New Jersey. Meanwhile, globetrotters will likely be interested in the Practical Traveler's tips on visiting Cuba legally.