Uncategorized | 6:55 am | August 27, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Stalking famous people, day 3

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 12:09 a.m. — Strolling down a sidewalk downtown Tuesday, I suddenly noticed two television cameramen cross the street ahead of me and, cameras in hand, break into a full sprint in my direction. This is odd, I thought.  I am usually famous enough to only attract one cameraman, not two. So »

Uncategorized | 6:06 pm | August 26, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

I chose the Anderson Cooper flavor

  Outside the Pepsi Center this afternoon: Free vanilla ice cream (your choice of one scoop or two), with whipped cream and red, white and blue sprinkles, all courtesy of Wolf Blitzer and company.

Uncategorized | 1:02 pm | August 26, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Sugar, we’re going down voting

  DENVER, 2:20 a.m. — On stage before a throng of sweaty youth, Representative Kendrick Meek of Florida pulled a microphone close to his mouth. He had already emphasized the importance of registering to vote. Now, he said, it was time to welcome “the Fall Out Boys.” Close enough. The hundreds that filled the Ellie »

Uncategorized | 6:05 pm | August 25, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Stalking famous people, day 2

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 6:05 p.m. — Yesterday was a failure in my ongoing quest to chronicle the pseudo-celebrities who have flocked to the Democratic National Convention. But today, there have been a few promising developments. First, walking around the club level of the Pepsi Center is essentially like shooting fish in a barrel when »

Uncategorized | 2:23 pm | August 25, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

The story behind ‘Yes We Can’

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 2:23 p.m. — This winter, the musical artist known as will.i.am was feeling blue. His single album had flopped. He had a falling out with his manager. Then came the song that changed it all. Six months after the Black Eyed Peas frontman gave the campaign of Senator Barack Obama a »