The End of Octsnowber

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

This article is from the archive of our partner .

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.

A lot of "news" news on the front pages today, with stories of a refugee camp in Somalia getting bombed by aircraft, the collapse of MF Global brokerage house, the temporary end of Quantas' air strike, and the clean up from the Halloween Blizzard Fest 2011. But there's a lot more gems on the back pages, including a few leftover items from the weekend.

World: The Occupy London crowd has added an uncomfortable dimension to its protest by taking over St. Paul's Cathedral. The church has had to cancel services and is suing to get rid of the protesters, but at least two top officials have quit rather see the people forceably removed.

U.S.: Despite his strong support of the death penalty, executions and death sentences are down under Rick Perry's tenure as Texas governor, partly due to the a bill he signed that introduced life sentence without parole as a sentence option. But that still doesn't explain his aversion to clemency, even in controversial cases. What happened to Private Danny Chen, the son of Asian-American immigrants who found dead in a remote Army outpost in Afghanistan? His parents (who don't speak English) were told he was shot, but don't know (or won't say) how or by whom.

Business: Despite increasing attempts to "cut the cord" and move TV online, cable companies are still doing very well and holding on to most subscribers. The Grand Canyon is under threat (as usual) from uranium miners.

Science: Mosquitoes are being genetically engineered to drive themselves to extinction, but are scientists playing with the fire of unintended consequences?

Styles: "Flash sale" sites, like and, have become very popular with their "act now" discounts on luxury brands, but a quick study by the paper shows that you can often find better deals elsewhere, with very little digging.

Arts: Intrigue in the classical music world, as a prominent pianist and her long-time conductor feud over over Mozart and the players spill the beans.

Sports: M.R.I.'s have become as common for athletes as jockstraps, but now sports medicine experts — including the godfather of orthopedic surgery, James Andrews, — are saying they're overused and easily misinterpreted, causing more trouble than they're worth.

Opinion: And in case you missed it, the paper published Mona Simpson's moving eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.