In this issue: COMMENT "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. REFLECTIONS "Back on the Bus", by Calvin Trillin: Reporting the Freedom Rides. FICTION "Matinee", by Robert Coover. THE CURRENT CINEMA "Easy, Tiger", by David Denby: Reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 2 and Tabloid.