Fourth of July

nature

There’s No Evidence Fireworks Kill Baby Animals

Every Fourth of July, an internet rumor claims that panicked animal parents abandon their young after fireworks displays. There’s no evidence to back this up.
Caroline Haskins
7.3.19
Internet

Watch a Bunch of Fireworks Displays Go Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Nothing says "America" like a loud, bright, senseless series of explosions likely to spiral into chaos at any moment.
Drew Schwartz
7.1.19
resistance

Statue of Liberty Protester Could Face Up to a Year and a Half in Prison

After scaling the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July to protest Trump's immigration policies, Therese Patricia Okoumou was brought up on three misdemeanor charges.
Marie Solis
7.5.18
Fourth of July

How to Celebrate the 4th of July When America Is a Constant Disappointment

If you feel like patriotism is morally repulsive right now, you'd be correct.
Leila Ettachfini
6.29.18
Make this

40 Fourth of July Recipes to Help You Celebrate Whatever's Still Good About America

From grilled meat to vegetarian mains, these cookout recipes will help you find your remaining shreds of patriotic spirit.
Munchies Staff
6.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Man Tries to Blow Up Wasp Nest with Fireworks, Destroys Garage Instead

In retrospect, a pest-infested garage may be better than no garage at all.
River Donaghey
7.5.17
activism

Two Standing Rock Activists on What Independence Day Means to Them Now

"I find the 4th of July ironic."
Kimberly Lawson
7.4.17
Impact Climate

How to Chill and Grill This Fourth of July Without Hurting the Planet

The concerned citizen's guide to grilling-out on Independence Day.
Kastalia Medrano
7.4.17
Sex

How the Fourth of July Became a Sex Holiday

From the plethora of grilled meats to the sweaty possibility of sex under the fireworks, studies have shown that America's birthday turns people on.
Maria Yagoda
7.4.17
Comment

Undocumented Immigrants Are Entitled to the American Dream

Citizen or not, everyone deserves a shot at equal opportunity.
Cesar Vargas
7.4.17
Books

Revolutionary Books to Read for Independence Day

From barnyard allegories to 'Game of Thrones' in space, here are eight fascinating books about rebellions, overthrows, and uprisings.
Lincoln Michel
7.4.17
Fourth of July

We Chose the Most Patriotic Movies for the Fourth of July

From bridge-crossing spies to our hot rods and cool beers—here's some films that will make you proud to be an American.
VICE Staff
7.4.17
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