Why you shouldn’t care about Independence Day

It’s rather fitting that explosions mark America’s annual celebration of freedom. Adorned with signs of ‘Murica — including beefy men flipping burgers while wearing unflattering Hawaiian t-shirts, as well as the obligatory obsession with the nation’s trifecta of colors that litter the floors and walls of proud citizens — we
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Custom Screening: This land is your land

Buried in my pillow, seeing flashes of red, white and blue and slowly giving in to drowsiness, my first Independence Day drew to an early, Sangria-induced close. I rather enjoyed the festivities. From GQ’s self-congratulatory list of “50 Things You Can Do In America But Not Socialist Europe” (number one:
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Photo Gallery: Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, crowds from Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and all over the Bay gathered to celebrate our nation’s independence with plenty of food, fun, and fireworks. During the day, Berkeley Marina offered live performances, vendors, attractions, and summer sunshine. Later that night, thousands congregated at Pier 39 to
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