Haiti, No Child Left Behind, and Lance Armstrong
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: With news of the defection of Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass — a close friend of President Bashar al-Assad — Syrian opposition met in Paris today with international sponsors.
World: An industrial park in Haiti, meant as relief, "risks benefiting foreign companies more than Haiti itself." As Olympics approach, British officials worry about terrorist attacks.
U.S.: In releasing states from No Child Left Behind provisions Obama goes his own way on education. The nutria persists despite attempts at eradication.
New York: A split in the Satmar Hasidic Jewish sect affects voting blocs in Williamsburg.
Technology: "Hacker hostels" in the Bay Area offer aspiring entrepreneurs cheap lodgings and a chance to bounce around ideas.
Sports: Lance Armstrong's former teammates will testify against him in doping case. Soccer will start using goal-line technology to settle disputed goals which have "marred the sport at its highest levels for years."
Opinion: David Brooks on the culture of schools and the "boy crisis." Paul Krugman writes that "what was good for Bain Capital definitely wasn’t good for America."
Art: Roberta Smith reviews the Rineke Dijkstra show at the Guggenheim whose works "create an engrossing meditation on the anxieties, pride and tumult of youth and the emergence of the self, and also on the degree to which the camera can capture these rites of passage."
Movies: A.O. Scott calls Savages a "feverish, fully baked, half-great adaptation." A profile of Matthew McConaughey — who is taking on more interesting roles as of late — in Sunday's paper.