Susan Rice's Tough Talk, Cory Booker's Dilemma, and the New Silverado
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Behind the New York Times pay wall, you only get 10 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.
Top Stories: Susan Rice, who withdrew herself from consideration for Secretary of State, has a direct style that "is a reflection of Mr. Obama’s own: impatient with niceties, uninterested in small talk or long dinners, focused solely on results."
World: Waning confidence from Russia is a bad sign for Bashar al-Assad's government.
Politics: Murals painted as part of the annual gathering Living Walls intended intended to benefit the Atlanta's aesthetics have been called pornographic and demonic.
New York: Cory Booker's reign as mayor of Newark draws criticism for being too much show and not enough results as the city continues to struggle.
Business: G.M. has revealed their new designs for the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra trucks to pick up on the growing market for pickups.
Sports: As Josh Hamilton moves from the Rangers to the Angels, it's not a certainty that "the deal swings the balance of power in the A.L."
Opinion: T. M. Luhrmann on biblical interpretation.
Art & Design: Holland Cotter travels to the newly renovated Yale University Art Gallery and says that the "angels of art, design and budgetary planning were on duty. Everything worked."
Books: Janet Maslin calls Deidre Blair's biography of artist Saul Steinberg "a studious, bone-dry book that is packed with information yet utterly inert."