In this issue:
"Negotiating Syria", by George Packer: Obama’s politics, Assad’s war.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Selfless", by Tad Friend: Harry Dean Stanton on his famously natural style.
"The Perfect Wife", by Ariel Levy: Edith Windsor’s gay-marriage milestone.
LETTER FROM SOMALIA
"Now Serving", by Xan Rice: A Somali chef defies the terrorists.
"Color Commentary", by Emily Nussbaum: The sketch comedy show, Key & Peele.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Fast Moves", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Rush and Thanks for Sharing.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.