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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

August 18, 2021

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

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

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

August 11, 2021

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

August 11, 2021

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

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?

August 4, 2021

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

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

July 28, 2021

WASP’s Nest Terrified by the distinctly WASP-ish hell of lacking a life’s purpose, Cold War columnist Joe Alsop created a setting for his self-protective, civic-humanist fantasy

July 28, 2021

It’s Complicated The revolutionary filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl won the hearts of everyone from Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger to Joseph Goebbels and Roger Ailes

July 28, 2021

Safe Mode The authors of a new book on the history of quarantines think they’re here to stay