Upfronts Week, Zuckerberg Fever, and Freezing Your Future Grandchildren

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 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: The partner who helped create the merger of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf is now taking the blame for the firm's collapse.  Parents are helping their adult daughters pay to freeze their eggs so that they can have future grandchildren.

Opinion: Paul Krugman says the JPMorgan debacle is exactly the reason why we need regulation.

TV: A series of stories for the networks' "upfronts" week: The idea of live television is dying out. Networks deal with "cable envy" as top acting and producing talent continues to gravitate toward pay channels. Despite declining ratings, advertisers still see TV as key to their work. With parties and flash, the upfronts are looking more like Fashion Week.

Politics: What will be the Romney Doctrine? President Obama has been reaching out to placate religious leaders after announcing his support for gay marriage.

U.S.: Vermont (which has only 4 Wal-Marts in the whole state) is fighting the spread of dollar stores, which residents say ruin the small town aesthetics of the state.

New York: New York City has faced many legal claims from people who were injured by rotting, dying trees that have been neglected by city agencies. Historian H. Kei­th Melton and author Hen­ry Schlesinger document New York's history of spying and espionage.

Business: Yet another profile of Mark Zuckerberg's growth as a CEO.

Obituaries: Sports car designer and builder Carroll Shelby.

Books: A new trend in best selling books examines the things our brains do that we can't control, or "Can't Help Yourself" books. Historian Geoffrey Ward takes a hard look at his own great-grandfather, a crook whose financial schemes helped create a Wall Street crash.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Artists pay tribute to Maurice Sendak.

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