Now that the New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 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.
Leading this morning's front page, Anthony Shadid, one of the journalists captured last month in Libya, takes a look at the duplicity of the Syrian government in handling protests there. The report on prescription drug abuse in Ohio is required reading as is the alluring story of the prominent New York art dealer under scrutiny by French fraud investigators. Skip the other domestic news and have a look at the featured video box--your clicks won't count against your limit when you hit play on the videos there.
World: The news of Israeli luminaries endorsing a Palestinian state can be found elsewhere, but this piece of Richard Goldstein and his controversial United Nations report on the Gaza conflict is unique to the Times. Similarly, the paper reports--as everyone does this morning--that the British military will train Libyan opposition leaders, but they really add value with this accompanying story about mounting divisions among rebel forces.
U.S.: Politics wonks and geeks alike will be interested in this peek into the Republicans' online strategy for 2012. This increasingly relevant analysis piece on various Medicare plans will be relevant on the Hill, and this story on moss growth in the Pacific Northwest is just plain fascinating.
Business: In tandem with today's exposée on prescription drug abuse comes this report on the administration's attempts to better regulate the painkiller industry. While you'll be tempted to learn about the new airline pricing rules, your click is better spent on learning about a rare prosecution to come out of the financial crisis or how new technology puts solar panels on water. And Dealbook hates to break it to you, but Goldman Sachs is suffering from slugging growth.
Opinion: Salman Rushdie weighs in on Ai Weiwei's arrest and the public role artists play in today's best Times column. And frankly, you're better off heading back to the Business section or jumping ahead to Dining as the rest of today's op-eds leave something to be desired.
Sports: If you missed last nights nailbiter between the Knicks and the Celtics, the Times recap is well done. And while you can find the score anywhere, the paper's treatment of the battle between the Mets and the Astros for the honor of being worst team in baseball makes for a fun read.
Arts: Occupying a fun space between arts and sports comes this critic's round up of ESPN's presence at the Tribeca Film Festival. While this review of a just published memoir by Alexandra Styron, daughter of novelist William Styron, will make you want to read the book, you might also just want to go straight to the book.
Dining: Today's top food features are great. Try the one about lamb herding in New Mexico or this one about Canadian whisky. Beware of the Passover recipes slideshow; if you use a click to see the slideshow, you'll have to use another to view each featured recipe. Instead check out how to make Peeps at home.