'Downton' Books, Male Fashion Bloggers, and the Tea Party vs. Mitt Romney

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: Somehow both President Obama and Mitt Romney are making populist appeals to "put our faith in the American people"; one by attacking Wall Street, the other by attacking Washington. A profile of Eddie Brill, a working comedian and workshop teacher, who also books stand up acts for the Late Show with David Letterman (which some say is a conflict of interest when it comes to promoting his own projects.)

Opinion: According to Nick Kristof, a new study shows that a good teacher is worth about $700,000 in more lifetime earnings to an average fourth-grade class.

Styles: A new group of male fashion bloggers are "shaking up" the online discussion of clothes and style. How to decorate your apartment with purchases made at the dollar store.

Books: A look at classic campaign trail books that might get you ready for the 2012 race. Book publishers are trying to reel in Downton Abbey fans with new titles about the pre-World War I aristocracy.

Movies: A review of the third documentary about the "West Memphis Three" that is about to air on HBO, though it is "the most conventional, least urgent and, cinematically, the least interesting of the three."

Sports: An depressed neighborhood in Indianapolis has seen a big building boom in preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl.

Science: A newly discovered hormone produced during exercise may help fight obesity and diabetes.

Sunday Magazine: The Tea Party in South Carolina hates ("despises" even) Mitt Romney, but they are too busying bickering over the alternative to do anything to stop him.

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