Drunk Fruit Flies, Taming Spring Break, and the Birth of a 'Salesman'

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

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Top Stories: Mitt Romney's old firm Bain Capital owns a company selling surveillance cameras to the Chinese government. A study claims that male fruit flies that are rejected by mates will drink more alcohol to deal with the frustration. Apple's App Store has become rife with fraud and credit card abuse.

Opinion: The U.S. government needs to be more respectful and welcoming to foreigners who want to visit America. Paul Krugman's column argues that environmentalists aren't standing in the way of more oil drilling and that it doesn't create that many jobs anyway.

Science: Scientists are trying to capture the quiet sounds of the wilderness before human noise drowns it all out.

Theater: The revival of Death of a Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is "an immaculate monument to a great American play."

Art: The Smithsonian has a new "sanitized, uncontroversial and rigorously unprovocative introduction" to the art of video games. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened a new exhibition titled “Byzantium and Islam.”

Politics: The GOP is targeting Hispanics by focusing on the economy. Despite the backlash, "Kony 2012" will inspire other charities to use the web video as a promotional too.

New York: A developer on trial for corruption says that gifts he gave to a Yonkers councilwoman were because he was in love with her, not because she could help him win approval for a building project.

U.S.: Some spring breakers say they are more tame then they used to be because young people are worried their worst antics will end up online. A program in San Francisco that raises the price of parking meters on its most crowded streets seems to be opening up more spots.

Sports: Tennessee coach Pat Summitt prepares for her first NCAA tournament since announcing she has dementia.

Real Estate: A look inside 15 Central Park West, New York's most expensive residential building.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A toned down Spring Break

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