In this issue:
"Empty Wallets", by George Packer: The debt-ceiling fight continues.
ANNALS OF DESIGN
“Let’s Get Small”, by Alec Wilkinson: Tiny houses and their fans.
"Back on the Bus", by Calvin Trillin: Reporting the Freedom Rides.
"Matinee", by Robert Coover.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Easy, Tiger", by David Denby: Reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 2 and Tabloid.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.