End of the road. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Guatemala Antigua coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Elon Musk, Architect of Tomorrow: Inside the inventor’s world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars (Rolling Stone)
  • The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse (New Republic)
  • Michael Lewis: Inside Trump’s Cruel Campaign Against the U.S.D.A.’s Scientists (Vanity Fair)
  • Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core: A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians (New York Times)
  • Interview with Nobel economics laureate Jean Tirole in London (Independent)
  • The Bouvier Affair: How an art-world insider made a…