In this issue:
"Obama's Guns Gambit", by Margaret Talbot: President Obama is reframing the gun debate.
"Blue Blood, Blue Collar", by Lauren Collins: Damian Lewis’s transformations.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Front Lines", by Luke Mogelson: On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.
"Little Henry, Happy at Last", by Adam Gopnik: The peculiar radiance of James’s late memoirs.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Gloom and Doom", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Anomalisa and A Perfect Day.