Middle Childhood, Hidden Guns, and the Wal-Mart Art Museum

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

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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.

Top Stories: A tale of two college-age kids with autism who found each other and their first adult relationship.The rise in "concealed carry" gun laws means more armed people, including many who shouldn't be, which sometimes leads to confrontations that become violent. More on the debate over flu research and its potential for unintended, deadly consequences.

Books: An English professor in Maryland is trying to piece together the "literary history" of word processing, searching for answers to questions such as, “Who was the first novelist to use a computer?"

Science: Doctors are taking a new look at "middle childhood," the age between toddlers and puberty, when our brains truly begin to organize and develop. Most household fish tanks are small places with nowhere to hide, increasing aggression and stress in fish who have to share their space.

Arts: A review of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, an ambitious new museum in the cultural wilderness of Bentonville, Arkansas, built with money from the Wal-mart clan.

Business: The price of big-screen TVs has bottomed out, hurting both manufacturers and sellers who used to find them to be huge profit movers.

World: How Madrid has turned an old, blighted highway into a massive greenspace.

U.S.: San Diego is the only city in America with a civic organist, who earns $50,000 a year to play free concerts in the park (on a 97-year-old, 4,500-pipe organ.)

Photos: The Sunday Review section includes several "Year in Pictures" slideshows.

Opinion: How changing your name can change your life.

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