Obama’s ISIS Reaction, Writing the Rails and the Ello Buzz

President Obama spoke to the U.N. General Assembly this week about the terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State. The brutality of the terror group seems to have galvanized the president. We take a look at what his reaction means for his actual policy. And we chat with one of the writers chosen for Amtrak’s writer residency program. Also, beyond the musings, the trains in the U.S. are decades behind much of the developed world. So, what needs to happen for a viable rail system? Our film critics explore the strange film buffet of new releases. And will the new social kid on the block, Ello, upend Facebook’s supremacy?