In this issue:
"Random Shots" by Jelani Cobb: The congressional battle over guns.
"E. U. Later" by Anthony Lane: The U.K.'s decision to leave the E.U. and the voting patterns that produced it.
"How to Steal an Election" by Jill Lepore: The crazy history of nominating Conventions.
"Swimming with Sharks" by Rebecca Mead: Loïc Gouzer has made millions for Christie's by subjecting it to greater risk.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Sound of Hate" by Alex Ross: When does music become torture?
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Old Enemies" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Independence Day: Resurgence and Our Kind of Traitor.