The Californian’s ultimate Fourth of July playlist

Party playlists are a wonderful way to express the mood of the moment. Independence Day playlists are a time-honored tradition across the United States and often vary wildly from locale to locale. We at the Clog have chosen to focus our playlist on not only our celebration of all things American but also
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UC Berkeley students talk Philippine Independence Day

One of the biggest holidays of the summer, and possibly America’s most iconic holiday overall, is Independence Day. But July 4 isn’t the only day of independence celebrated during the summer. Friday is Philippine Independence Day, or Araw ng Kasarinlan. Araw ng Kasarinlan commemorates the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain, after 300
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Picks of the Week: Fun on the Fourth

Are you starting to feel that one-month-into-summer lull? Looking for something to do this Fourth of July weekend? Well, there’s never a dull moment here in the Bay Area; you’ve just got to get off your tushy (or should I say touché?) and find something new to do! Here’s a
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Your Fourth of July fireworks guide for the Bay Area

American skies will be clouded in a red, white and blue haze this Independence Day, and ours in the Golden State are no exception. The launching of fireworks is a quintessential tradition, started by none other than Founding Father John Adams himself. In lieu of his hope for “Illuminations from
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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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