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.
The home page leads with the news that Republican Bob Turner beat out David Weprin in the special New York City election to fill the congressional seat vacated by former Representative Anthony Weiner. Also high on the page, and our top pick for today, the awesome Fashion Week interactive feature shows this fall's lineup of collections by designer, as well as past seasons' debuts.
World: The lead story has news that the U.S. is blaming the recent attack on its Kabul embassy on a Pakistan-based group known as Haqqani network, though that news is available at The Washington Post and elsewhere as well for free. Far more engaging is this report from the deck of a North Korean cruise liner as that secretive country dips a toe in the pool of international tourism.
U.S.: The lead story, on Idaho's slow connection speeds, reminds us that not everybody gets to have modern, high-speed Internet service in the home. Another well-spent click would be the report from Los Angeles, where outdoor performances at Griffith Park are frequently accompanied by the baying of coyotes.
Business: In an odd lead story, check out the report on Target's website crashing as demand for its limited-edition Missoni for Target line overloaded the servers. (The news is available elsewhere as well.) And just for the novelty in seeing the word "optimistic" in a European business story, check out this report on the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Science: Check out this story on researchers starting to explain why the act of laughing feels so good.
Sports: The Yankees game story is worth a read today, as Mariano Rivera ticked off his 600th save in the final out of the Yankees win over the Mariners, becoming only the second player to reach that number.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Michael Lipsky argues that conservation laws are necessary to engender a mindset and best practices in wilderness users, even when law enforcement is absent.
Arts: A couple fine pieces grace today's section, including a wonderful account of the creation of the Willem de Kooning retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, and the review of Nick Lowe's new album, The Old Magic.
Dining and Wine: With Tuesday's big news that Sam Sifton is leaving the dining beat, check out his one-star review of Hospoda, destined to be one of his last. And the City Kitchen report on creating a fine meal from ingredients at the local Italian deli is a good reminder we don't always need to do the supermarket routine to get the groceries.