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September 6, 2004 Issue

Cover Story

The Repo Republicans

Why Rudy and Arnold aren't their party's future

Features

Brothers From Another Planet

Remind us: What is a convention full of Republicans doing here?

Travels In The United, Divided States

Before delegates invade our backyard, a one-man Welcome Wagon treks 2,800 miles into theirs.

What They Really Think Of Us

A poll of 400 Republican voters.

The Elephant In The Room

How does the mayor of a fiercely Democratic city play host to his Republican guests? Very carefully.

Party Girls

The red-state Bush twins are princesses of the blue-state night

New York Is Bush Country

The First Family’s Local Roots

Taranto's Web

How James Taranto turned the Wall Street Journal into a blogging force

GOP N.Y.

The state’s Republican elite gather for a class picture

My Escape From The Zabar's Left

Confessions of a Manhattan conservative.

The First Lady of Protest

Cheri Honkala, the activist’s activist.

Star Search

A would-be booker helps the hapless Republican event coordinators line up some celebrity talent.

The Girls In Their Summer Hot Pants

Hookers and strippers prep for one busy workweek

Show Me The Money

Hookers aren’t the only ones who’ll be seeing action this week.

Must-See TV?

An opinionated preview of the Republican roster.

Party Politics

Keeping up with the herd.

Independent Counsel

Our nonpartisan panel doles out style advice for both sides of the barricades.

Off the Meter

Tips from a chatty cabbie.

Transit Check

How to get around when the convention is in session. (Tip: Stay away from midtown west.)

Departments

Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on Joel Steinberg, Fear in New York, Brian Cashman and more.

Smart City

Upper-Class Action

Why to join class-action lawsuits.

Best Bets

All things elephantine

Shop Talk

Much-loved secondhand store Sidney’s moves farther into Williamsburg.

Sales & Bargains

Aerosoles' snakeskin shoes

Plus: sales at Dune, Yumi Katsura, and James Leonard Opticians

Intelligencer

Intelligencer Gossip

$5 off admission to the Museum of Sex during the RNC... Russell Simmons Backs Out of RNC Protest with Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

Political Appearance

Can you tell at a glance if someone’s a Republican or a Democrat? A quiz.

Party Person

"Maybe I’ll try to get Paris Hilton there." A GOP fund-raiser on his New York bashes.

Voting Block

How does the most heavily Democratic area of the city—Harlem—compare with the south shore of Staten Island, which delivered more votes to George Bush in 2000 than any other district in New York?

Bad Apple

Republicans quoted on New York.

An RNC Index

The convention by the numbers.

Mesclun Or Marijuana?

FreshDirect vs. FreshDirect

Did He Ever Visit?

A media onslaught at Trenton’s only gay bar.

Columnists

City Side

Protesters prepare for a police state

Real Estate

Condo boards get tough

Critics

Movies

Ross McElwee’s Bright Leaves.

Theater

Dracula bites, but Mickey Rooney’s cabaret act kills.

Music

Remarkable solo efforts from two nineties alt-rock front men.

Restaurants

Matt Kenney makes “raw food” even carnivores can enjoy.

The Week

New On DVD

Movies released on DVD this week include: The Passion Of The Christ, Dogville, The Girl Next door, Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge, Under The Cherry Moon, The Apprentice: The Complete First Season, Chris Rock: Never Scared, Videodrome

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

Opening this week: Nooch. Plus, Gael Greene enjoys home cooking at I Trulli, and Park Slope gets good organic fare.

Top Five: Political Books for Kids

In an election year, kids’ books turn political.

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