Sandy, Political Ads, and the Relevance of Movies

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 Times' team covers Sandy. In other news, Obama is keeping up with Romney (even surpassing him) when it comes to ads, despite the conservative super PACs.

World: Officials in China stopped the expansion of a petrochemical plant following protests that "point to the increasing willingness of the Chinese to take to the streets despite the perils of openly challenging the country’s authoritarian government."

Politics: Sandy is a "nightmare" for the people running the presidential campaigns and proof of "just how out of their control democracy can be."

New York: While many evacuate, others are staying put, especially in luxury buildings in Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights.

Business: As Obama has taken the opportunity to visit a variety of late-night shows, Romney has steered clear.

Technology: Advertisers try to get to people searching on mobile and "increasingly, advertisers are tailoring ads to phones by taking advantage of elements like their ability to track location, make a call, show maps with directions and add calendar alerts."

Science: An explanation of storm surges, which Sandy is bringing: at their most basic level they are "strong winds driving too much water into too small a space," but other factors are added into that mix in the New York area.

Health: As the company responsible for the meningitis outbreak continues to be investigated, another compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts is shut down.

Sports: The "dreary" World Series for the Detroit Tigers' stars.

Opinion: Bill Keller on the media's "No Agenda" narrative.

Movies: In an age of artful television, movie industry groups like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are "privately brainstorming about starting public campaigns to convince people that movies still matter."

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