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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.
 

  The Survival Guide  
Commuter Shortcuts  
Convention Calendar  
Political Arts Guide  
GOP Bar Buzz  




 
Pre-RNC
Blue = Democrats/Protesters   Red = Republicans
 
Time   Event
   
8/22, 8 p.m. Yippie Tea Party Protest
60s radicals and their sympathizers serve refreshments outside the mayor's home to protest the city not giving them a permit for a "camporee" at Tompkins Square Park or East River Park. Michael Bloomberg's townhouse, 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.
   
8/24, 7 p.m. Paula Revere's Ride
Greene Dragon and TIME'S UP alert New Yorkers that "The Republicans are coming!" via this bike ride down Lexington Avenue, which makes a pitstop at Madison Square Garden before winding it's way to Webster Hall for a Counter-RNC Kickoff Party. Bring a bike and wear red, white, and blue. Sherman Statue, southeast corner of Central Park.
   
8/24, 8 p.m. 10 Weeks: Don't Get Mad, Get Even!
Janeane Garofalo hosts this MoveOn.org event featuring musical performances by the Roots, Moby, and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction. Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, $25-$150.
   
8/24, 8 p.m. Welcome to the RNC
The Howl festival's closing-night party features smart folkie Dan Bern and activist groups like the ironists known as Billionaires for Bush. Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, $10.
   
all day The Museums Of Lower Manhattan
Anticipating large numbers of convention-week visitors to ground zero, a group of fifteen downtown institutions has come together to offer walking tours and special exhibitions. Go to nystartshere.com for more information.
   
8/26, 5 p.m. Democracy Uprising
A group of protesters who marched 258 miles from the Democratic convention in Boston to New York arrives in the city. Organized in protest of the two-party system, the marchers make their way down through the Bronx and expect to arrive in Columbus Circle at 5 p.m.
   
8/26, 7 p.m. The Anti-Convention Concert
Williamsburg's Warsaw rock club hosts the first 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 reggae band John Brown's Body. Warsaw, 261 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, $23.
   
8/26, 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.
   
 
Plus: Our Guide to the City's Politically Charged Artistic Offerings
 
Published on August 19, 2004.