In this issue:
"The Fear Factor" by Steve Coll: President Obama urged Americans not to succumb to fear. We may not be up to it.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Cuba Play" by Jon Lee Anderson: President Obama's plan normalized relations. It may also transform the nation.
ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS
"Lady Bits" by Ariel Levy: A comic and writer addresses the last taboo of female sexuality.
"Word of Mouth" by Hua Hsu: With its digitally manipulated sound, 22, A Million feels like an attempt to erase the flesh-and-bone authenticity that made Justin Vernon into an icon.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Help!" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Magnificent Seven and Goat.