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  The Convention Kicker: Dispatches from the convention center, the parties, and the protests. New York Magazine blogs the RNC.  
  George and the Jungle: The Republicans are leaving New Yorkers with unexpected emotion: envy.  

  Intelligencer: Why Ben Bradlee's birthday bash left Barbara Walters peeved.

  Meet the Press: How Hustler, High Times, US Weekly, and YM are covering the convention.

  Talking Points: The convention proved, in the memorable words of the Bush twins, just how “unhip” the Republicans are.  

  The Big Question: If Bush's presidency ended today, what would it be?  

  Protexting: How are activists monitoring civil disobedience by cell phone? A sampling of the reports.  

  Write Your Own Acceptance Speech in 8 Easy Steps: Former presidental speechwriters explain.

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Convention Calendar  
Political Arts Guide  
GOP Bar Buzz  

Friday 27
Blue = Democrats/Protesters   Red = Republicans
Time   Event
2 p.m. Crossing of New York Harbor
The Greene Dragon protest group, named after the tavern where Paul Revere and Sam Adams conceived the Boston Tea Party, stages this crossing (on the Staten Island Ferry) “to liberate New York from the Bush loyalists and America from its corporate monarchy.” Staten Island Ferry, St. George Terminal.
7 p.m. The Anti-Convention Concert
Williamsburg's Warsaw rock club hosts the last of a pair of shows benefiting Not In Our Name, an anti-Bush group dedicated to defending civil liberties and opposing war. Tonight's gig features Trio Soulive and Kaki King. Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, $28.
7 p.m. The Right Stuff
Sample humor: “Now they’re calling illegal aliens undocumented workers. Soon they’ll be calling burglars unwelcome houseguests.” Laugh Factory, 669 Eighth Avenue, $20.
7 p.m. RNC Critical Mass
Once a month, the environmental group TIME'S UP hosts a "critical mass," in which thousands of bikers and inline skaters take to the streets. For this special RNC edition, expect a slow, disruptive ride up Eighth Avenue into tourist-heavy midtown, wrapping up with an info-sharing party at Pier 63's Frying Pan. North end of Union Square. See the Protest Barometer.
Plus: Our Guide to the City's Politically Charged Artistic Offerings
Published on August 19, 2004.