Noise in New York, Drought, and 'The Queen of Versailles'

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: Updates from the shooting in Colorado. The Times measures the decibel levels around New York to see how many could be dangerous.

World: Iran is concerned about what happens to them if Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria falls.

U.S.: Crops suffer as drought spreads across the United States also igniting forest fires and prompting falling water levels.

New York: The updated Coney Island still maintains its "grit."

Business: In Japan, a "small but growing number" of people are turning outside their own country for rice.

Technology: Google promotes the idea of its company as mobile, a strategy which "makes it even harder to differentiate among the big technology companies."

Sports: Jeremy Lin's move to Houston "could give them continued resonance in the vast basketball markets in Asia" where Yao Ming had previously won over Chinese fans.

Opinion: Mark Edmundson asks "can online education ever be education of the very best sort?"

Theater: Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton perform in their roles as artistic directors of the Sydney Theater Company.

Television: Remembering Tom Davis, one of the first writers on Saturday Night Live, who helped create Coneheads.

Movies: A.O. Scott reviews the documentary The Queen of Versailles, which he says "captures the tone of the times with a clear, surprisingly compassionate eye."

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