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Her mission at a historic convention: Find proof, for future generations, that it all really happened

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — PHILADELPHIA - The curator pauses at the edge of the convention floor, which is a living archaeological site. Artifacts are everywhere, and they are attached to people. Buttons, pins, hats, signs: all representing the Democratic National Convention, which will soon be over and lost to the ages. It's 4:11 p.m.

How every state delegation got it wrong during their convention roll call shout-out

By Dan Zak
stltoday.com — Over the past week, state delegations have taken the microphone at the conventions and proudly spouted glowing trivia and superlatives about their home. Here's a recap of those boasts, and suggestions for how to make this process more memorable (and more brutally accurate) in four years - using real facts!

This is what it feels like at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — America is experiencing a bubble, and that bubble is the Democratic National Convention. That bubble is around Hillary Clinton, and around the convention floor, and around the Wells Fargo Center itself, which this week is a kind of trashy Versailles: gated, blithe, debauched, and just now beginning to understand that it's under assault.

How every state delegation got it wrong during their convention roll call shout-out

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Over the past week, state delegations have taken the microphone at the conventions and proudly spouted glowing trivia and superlatives about their home. Here's a recap of those boasts, and suggestions for how to make this process more memorable (and more brutally accurate) in four years - using real facts!

Miami and the Siege of Chicago

penguinrandomhouse.com — In this landmark work of journalism, Norman Mailer reports on the presidential conventions of 1968, the turbulent year from which today’s bitterly divided country arose. The Vietnam War was raging;...

We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — CLEVELAND - Brittany Atterberry was walking down East 4th Street in her hometown when she encountered a visiting Trump supporter on his guitar. So she unsheathed her soprano sax, fixed a microphone on its bell, and jumped into the blues with him.

Street scene: This is what it feels like outside the Republican convention

By Dan Zak
pressherald.com — CLEVELAND - What does it feel like to be at the Republican convention, as the country moves closer to deciding its future? It feels like a street festival. One celebrating the great American virtues of resentment and loathing.

Melania: 'Donald will get it done'

By Dan Zak
nzherald.co.nz — By Dan Zak First day saw attacks on Hillary Clinton and anti-Trump delegates rebuffed. Republicans in Cleveland have weaved savage attacks on Hillary Clinton into testimonials to Donald Trump's compassion, strength and readiness to be commander-in-chief in the face of terrorist attacks on the homeland and around the world.

The most baffling Trump protest in Cleveland

By Dan Zak
timesleader.com — CLEVELAND - Protesting can be such a déclassé affair: the dirt, the sweat, the blood. The lack of gold and marble. The Trump Hut was designed to bring luxury to activism. It sits outside a Masonic temple across the Cuyahoga River from downtown, far from the action of the Republican National Convention, but it makes an eye-catching satirical point.

The most baffling (but eye-catching!) Trump protest we have seen in Cleveland thus far

By Dan Zak
galvanews.com — The Trump brand is based on luxury, so Noonan, his co-worker Douglas Cameron and Mexican-born artist Roxana Casillas created the hut to illustrate the absurdity, as they see it, of the businessman's candidacy.
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Jul 29, 2016

@CityPretzelDC @PuckBuddys After two weeks on the road I wasn't sure what day it was.

Jul 29, 2016

@johnpiano Okay would you like me to inform this woman behind me then?

Jul 29, 2016

@MrDanZak That's independent, not indecent, obviously. Or not obviously.


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