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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

How did a few German students manage to dig a tunnel under the Berlin Wall?

The Voice of Doom

After the Gold Rush

Betting the Farm

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

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

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

Double Act

Animal Attraction

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

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

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

Catch Him if You Can

Between Hitler and Madness

Buddy Movies

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

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

Chicks Ahoy!

Murder, They Wrote

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?

Love in the Time of Márquez

Oedipus Complex

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

The Undoing

India’s Lost Worlds