Posts tagged "4th of july"

Awesome, Slightly Terrifying Dessert Of The Day: Pop Rocks Firecracker Cupcakes

I’m not sure we should be encouraging anyone to put firecrackers in their mouth (I’m sure there was a 2001 episode of “Jackass” that already did that), but if you are yearning to munch on a firework without, you know, dying, you might want to whip up a batch of these firecracker cupcakes. They don’t…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 4, 2013

Frisky Eats: 10 Fantastic Recipes For Your 4th Of July BBQ

Are you going to a BBQ this weekend? Yep, so are we, which is why we rounded up 10 mouthwatering recipes just for the occasion. Whether you’re the grillmaster (we bow down to you!) or have been tasked with bringing a side dish, these BBQ classics — from beer braised chicken sliders to loaded baked…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 3, 2013

San Diego Big Bay Boom Sets Off All Its Fireworks At Once

Somebody is getting pink slipped today! Somehow, all of the fireworks for San Diego’s Big Bay Boom 4th of July display were set off at once, resulting in 30 seconds of very, very intense fanfare. Whoops! See video above. [NYMag.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 5, 2012

Courtney Stodden Is Proud To Be A Skankily Dressed American!

Happy 4th of July! It wouldn’t be a national holiday without a themed Courtney Stodden photo shoot! Here, everyone’s favorite teen bride, frosted lip gloss addict, and kitten impersonator shows she’s proud to live in a country that allows her to make a sizable living at such things. See a few more photos after the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 4, 2012

Kelly Clarkson’s “Einstein,” Plus Other Fuzzy Math In Pop Music

All morning I’ve been listening to Kelly Clarkson’s quite enjoyable new album, Stronger, and found myself laughing aloud at the lyrics to the song “Einstein. Ahem: 
Simple math
Our love divided by the square root of pride
Multiply your lifeless time
I’m going out of my mind
It was heaven whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2011

Beyoncé’s Ode To “The Best Thing I Never Had”

Beyoncé has released the video for “Best Thing I Never Had,” and normally, I am all about new Beyoncé videos. But I’m not so sure about this one. It starts with B standing around in bridal lingerie, awkwardly singing to an ex. As the video proceeds, we see Beyoncé and said ex at prom…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 8, 2011

Beyoncé Thinks She Was A Mermaid In A Past Life

I remember being thoroughly fascinated by MTV’s documentary special on Britney Spears, “Britney: For The Record.” And now the network had apparently done the same for Beyoncé. Here is the opening segment of “Year of 4,” which premiered last night. It begins with black and white footage of Beyoncé on the beach. “I’m alway…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 1, 2011

Playlist: American Anthems, New And Old-School For The 4th Of July

USA! USA! USA! OK, so we might not have the best soccer team in the world, but we rock at pretty much everything else, including music. Here, we picked out our favorite American songs (new, old, classic, vintage, you name it) to play at your 4th of July BBQ. Check out the playlist after the…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 2, 2010

What Are Your 4th Of July Plans?

Ah, summer: fireflies, long, sun-dripped days, trips to the beach, flip-flops, and one of our favorites: the 4th of July holiday weekend, which, of course, is just a couple days away. I still don’t have my plans ironed out yet — I know I want to hang out with friends and hopefully there will be…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 1, 2010

Norma Kamali’s Frightening Eagle Tank Perfect For Independence Day

The Fourth of July is just over a month away (47 days, to be exact), which means you still have plenty of time to order this scary Norma Kamali eagle tank top from Walmart. Dressing in red, white, and blue is easy and expected; wearing our national bird shows true patriotism. [$8, Walmart]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 18, 2010

How To Hook Up On The 4th Of July

What better way to celebrate liberty than by letting someone ring your bell? So, this 4th of July, you should assert your independence. Your bikini line is already in tip-top summer form. You have the next day off, so no worries about kicking him out. Plus, you owe birthday sex to your country. Here’s how…

By: Simcha / July 4, 2009

4th Of July Red And Blue Champagne Cocktail

Beer may be a great American product, but maybe this 4th of July, you want something a little classier to accompany your cookout. Try this champagne cocktail, which gets it’s pink hue from a dash of crème de cassis, and a fruity kick from triple sec infused berries.
Ingredients
– 2 cups mixed berries (blueberries,…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 4, 2009

Videos: The 4th Of July Gone Wrong

The 4th of July is one of the times men really make themselves useful. I mean, think about it, this holiday has two main components: fireworks and grilling. Lighting things on fire and cooking with fire are some of the only things men can generally actually do better than us gals. So you…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 4, 2009

What Is France Doing On The 4th Of July?

The French seem to do everything better. They’ve got awesome healthcare, don’t get fat, and have closets full of Chanel. Apparently, they also know how party on the 4th of July—with a city-wide treasure hunt in Paris, called Les Trésors de Paris (the treasures of Paris). The day-long experience leads groups through sets of riddle…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 4, 2009

Mapquest Your 4th Of July: Find The Best Events

I’m planning to spend the 4th of July at some friends’ rooftop BBQ in Brooklyn, where, if we’re lucky, we’ll get a view of some fireworks over the Hudson, and if we’re unlucky, we’ll drown our sorrows in lotsa beer. If you haven’t yet figured out what you’re doing tomorrow, Mapquest might be able to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 3, 2009

The Top Ten Best Things About Being Single & Independent

In honor of Independence Day, we asked around for the best things about being single and independent. Here’s the top ten!

10. HOOKING UP
“Kissing total strangers when you’re out at bars or on dance floors. No names, no numbers exchanged, just random frenching.” — Sonia
“Ahh, guiltless, shameless flirting with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 3, 2008

Crave: French Connection Top

Dressing for the Fourth of July doesn’t necessarily have to mean going all out with stars and stripes. Take this French Connection top, for example. There’s pink (which is in the same family as red), white, and blue on it, plus the neckline has navy blue sequins, which will shine beautifully in your sparkler picture.

By: Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2008