New Orleans' New Defenses, Charlie Sheen Returns, and Facebook's Broken Families
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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 leaders of Egypt's revolution are learning the hard way that they never really undid the power structure built by ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is finally protected by a vastly upgraded system of levees, flood gates, and pumps.
Business: Europe awaits a Greek election this weekend that could send shockwaves across the whole continent.
World: Communist Party members who are accused of crimes face a harsh and secret disciplinary system that leads to torture, interrogation, suicide, and mysterious disappearances and deaths. The lack of public restrooms in Mumbai means that women often have to pay to urinate (when men do not.)
Technology: When family members become estranged, social networks provide painful updates and reminders what others are up to.
Opinion: Gary Hart argues that Democrats have failed to develop an new economic agenda in repsonse to the changes of the last 30 years.
Science: New dating techniques used on cave paintings reveal more clues about the oldest evidence of human and Neanderthal activity.
Theater: A review of the Harvey revival, starring Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory in the role made famous by Jimmy Stewart.
Music: A review of Justin Bieber's new album.
Television: Charlie Sheen is returning to television with no regrets about his past troubles, even though "It’s hard to believe that Charlie Sheen is still alive."
Movies: An interview with Woody Allen about his favorite Italian movies. The Invisible War (about the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military) is the standout documentary of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. A review of Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise.
Books: A fictionalized account of silent-movie star Louise Brooks' (real life) journey from Kansas to New York City and the older woman who was her chaperone.
Travel: 36 Hours in Montreal
Photo Gallery of the Day: A "Freedom Garden" in the south grows foods that would have grown by ex-slaves more than 100 years ago.