The Pope's Legacy, a Buddhist Scandal, and the Science of Violent Video Games

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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Top Stories: Though his written teachings were praised, Pope Benedict XVI "often appeared to carom from one crisis to the next" when facing real-life challenges.

World: Allegations of sexual harassment by Joshu Sasaki, an influential Buddhist teacher, has "upset and obsessed Zen Buddhists across the country, who are part of a close-knit world in which many participants seem to know, or at least know of, the principal teachers."

U.S.: At the State of the Union Washington will also be looking to see the "the state of Barack Obama."

New York: In communities still trapped by snow residents turned to plowing the roads themselves and using mass transit.

Business: A Japanese television series about a company that "turns to advanced lithium-ion" is all too real for the country.

Technology: Though the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program is supposed to bring Internet to places private companies deemed too expensive, it is now being characterized as wasteful.

Science: Benedict Carey takes a look at the research on video games and violence, some of which "has begun to clarify what can and cannot be said about the effects of violent gaming."

Sports: Holding the breed judging for Westminster at Piers 92/94 added a new hiccup to the competition: "crosstown dog schlepping on a rainy day."

Opinion: James Martin on Benedict XVI's resignation and legacy.

Music: An interview with Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, whose The Jazz Age re-imagines some of his most famous songs "in the style of 1920s jazz."

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