Fourth Of July

First Amendment Flight Jacket
Made by ethical fashion brand Slow Factory, this official US Navy MA-1 flight jacket is printed with the First Amendment in Arabic and English. The unisex, reversible jacket displays the text in silver on black in Arabic; black on orange in English...
Celebratory, Fresh Fourth of July Cocktails
With such creativity dedicated to the world of cocktail-making, it's become easy to focus on a particular style or type of ingredient. With Fourth of July drinks frequently dominated by novelty items and colorful synthetic materials, we thought we...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Animals That Love Touchscreens "Orangutans at the Miami Zoo are already using tablets to give their keepers dinner suggestions," explains a new report by Atlas Obscura. We've long observed or heard about cats' reactions to iPad games or penguins...
Star-Spangled Apparel
The Fourth of July festivities oftentimes involve celebratory outfits of red, white and blue. There's more to Americana than that, however—and clearly more to the nation's flag. Both striped and star-spangled items denote participation. And this year...
4th of July Blues
Hold the urge to decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue; it only works for one weekend anyway. With long-term enjoyment in mind, we're sticking with the blues this upcoming holiday weekend. In a year in which politics are especially...
Chicago: Saturday in the Park (Live in 1973)
Released in 1972, Chicago's hit "Saturday in the Park" still warms the cockles of our collective hearts to this day. Robert Lamm wrote the song after a stroll through Manhattan's Central Park on the 4th of July, inspired by the vibrant celebrations...
Six Bright Red Fourth of July Cocktails
With the spirit of celebration—and a long weekend—upon us, there's never been a better time to explore a color's impact on a cocktail. From ruby red to rust or carmine, there's really nothing that unites the following six selections other than the...
Hot Dog Country
Before the sun sets and the fireworks go off, many Americans will celebrate independence by downing a delectable dog—from a Southern Slaw to Maine's Red Snapper, the style of wiener is nearly as varied as the country itself. To celebrate, here...