independence day

03 Jul 2019

Reclaiming Patriotism in Today’s America

As a teenager, I had an American flag bandanna I’d wear on my head – not for any particular ideological reason, I just liked it. My grandmother, on the other hand, was not a fan. “If your grandfather could see you now, he’d roll over in his grave.” My grandfather,

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03 Jul 2015

Oh My Stars and Stripes: A Southern Guide to 4th in the North

As a displaced Southerner (Proud Charlestonian) living in the North, patriotic holidays are always a bit of a conundrum. With many of our staples not being available above the Mason-Dixon it can be a bit of a bummer. But in 5 easy steps you Yankees can have a Southern style 4th

Sheilah Villari - Dollar Bin Darling 0
02 Jul 2014

Entertaining for the Poor as F*ck: How to Have a Kick-Ass, Broke-Ass Independence Day!

St. Patrick and Mr. De Mayo have fun holidays named after them, but at some point we have to acknowledge that we as a nation are guilty of using cultural appropriation (ie: Miley Cyrus) as a reason to get blitzed on a weekday. Shame on all of you: you need

Forever Renting Riss 4
04 Jul 2011

FREE Fireworks! USA! USA! USA!

Happy Independence Day, patriots! I assume that after reading my post yesterday, you’re ready and rarin’ to go to a fireworks show tonight. Obviously I must tell you about the FREE Fourth of July show at Pier 39. So load up your kiddies and your kegs (leave the dogs at

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0
03 Jul 2011

Independence Day Essentials

If you’re new to America (fuck yeah), you might not know that tomorrow is the day when we take to backyards, parks, and baseball fields all over this great nation and blow shit up. This is a culturally significant celebration whose true meaning is more or less completely lost on

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 1