The Lives Sandy Took, the Brooklyn Nets, and an Ode to NY1

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: New York tries to get back to work in a crippled region.

World: Violence comes to Bamian, a region in Afghanistan which had for years avoided the Taliban's attacks.

U.S.: The storm turned the presidential race into a "sideshow, with a caveat: Americans were still watching and assessing an improvised leadership test for both candidates as they navigated the politics of a deadly storm."

New York: How the storm claimed lives. The Cuomo administration, city and federal officials plan to look at ways to prevent New York from going underwater again, which "could be daunting, given fiscal realities: storm surge barriers, the huge sea gates that some scientists say would be the best protection against floods, could cost as much as $10 billion."

Businesses: Companies struggle to get things up and running after Sandy.

Technology: Taking websites down, Sandy revealed "vulnerabilities from the sometimes ad hoc organization of computer networks."

Sports: The Brooklyn Nets will debut at the Barclays Center on Thursday, even though transportation of fans to the game remains a lingering question.

Opinion: Maureen Dowd on Chris Christie's "gift" to Obama.

Music: Princeton historian Sean Wilentz takes a look at Columbia Records in what he calls "the most erudite coffee table book."

Television: Jon Caramanica on the comfort of NY1 during disaster— it is "appealingly unchanging, sometimes verging on dull."

Dining & Wine: As he rolls out a "reinvented" Spago Beverley Hills, Wolfgang Puck has "thrived" even as he expanded his brand to airports and canned soup.

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