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Short List

What to read in the coming weeks, from memoirs exploring masculinity and the cutthroat world of ballet to a look at the history and future of motion

Oedipus Complex

Inside the mind of Thomas Gilbert Jr., the Upper East Side golden boy who killed his own father

The Undoing

The Money Shot

Scottish photographer Albert Watson reveals the stories behind his best work

India’s Lost Worlds

Love in the Time of Márquez

Tears in Heaven

The George Harrison–Pattie Boyd–Eric Clapton love triangle is one for the ages. But were Boyd and Clapton doomed from the start?

Chicks Ahoy!

When in Rome …

The Techno King of Tesla

Elon Musk may dislike being C.E.O. of the car company, but he wants to remain in power

Murder, They Wrote

Catch Him if You Can

Short List

What to read this week, including a look back at home ec, a blow-by-blow of the Watergate scandal, and a history of Oceania

Between Hitler and Madness

Buddy Movies

Norman Jewison and Hal Ashby were one of Hollywood’s great creative teams. Their unraveling left insiders mystified

Animal Attraction

Joachim Schmeisser’s African-wildlife photographs pay homage to the magical creatures of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park

Double Act

Of Mings and Men

The King of Comedy

Eight questions with David Steinberg, director of Seinfeld, Friends, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, whose new book looks back at the last five decades of comedy

A Day in the Life of Leila Slimani

The Moroccan-French author, whose latest book, a novel about a woman navigating an inter-racial marriage, is out now, explains how the magic happens

Short List

What to read this week, including a personal history of a publishing duo that fled Nazi Germany; a searing memoir; and an ode to trees

Blood Sport

Betting the Farm

Can we change our approach to agriculture before it’s too late?

The Voice of Doom