Nothing says Independence Day quite like exercising your freedom to go commando! Thanks to certain female celebrities who can’t keep their cha-cha’s away from paparazzi camera lenses, lots of women have developed a fear of going panty-free, since they’d like to keep their privates, well…private. But I’m here to tell you why you should consider saying goodbye to undies, if only just for the holiday (aside from the fact that it just sounds patriotic). It’s what our forefathers would have wanted… Keep reading »
For some stupid reason, I decided to start a nutrition cleanse this week, right before my friends hold their annual Fourth of July barbecue. To prevent me from regretting my decision to “get healthy,” I’ve decided to put together a list of red, white and blue, health-conscious and yummy foods in hopes that they’ll lure me away from the Coney Island Smothered Hot Dogs and toward the fruits and veggies. Consider these healthy alternatives for your Independence Day bash, because you don’t have to get the meat sweats to eat patriotically. ‘MERICA! Fuck. Yeah.
According to prominent horror critics, the things that scare us as a culture usually have a lot to do with whatever we repress and suppress. Horror is about the thin boundary between the outside and the inside being broken — both literally, as in the piercing of skin, and metaphorically, as in the destruction of innocence or psychological disillusionment.
Horror is also a very individual thing, and what scares some of us has no impact on others. For me, it’s tight, small, cramped spaces — there’s probably some psychoanalytic Freudian reason for that, but I’m afraid to look too deep. But for others, it’s aliens, or disease outbreak, or serial killers, or kittens (I don’t judge). What scares us does in some ways define us.
After the jump, seven anxiety-producing movies that terrify and scare the bejesus out of The Frisky staff. And share the movie that makes your heartbeat race in the comments!
Rosie the Riveter wasn’t a real person, but she did symbolize a generation of patriotic American women and early feminism. When the U.S. needed workers for factories during WWII, women answered the call, working in shipyards, steel mills, warehouses, etc. Rosie the Riveter was the nickname given to women working in war-time industries at this crucial time. These women, no doubt, helped win the war. Check out our interpretation of Rosie the Riveter’s style after the jump. Keep reading »
Independence Day is upon us, and the entire country will be celebrating the land of the free with picnics, music festivals, and parties galore. Whether you’re planning a beach day or roaming your city’s streets, you just gotta take care of yourself! To make sure you’re still going strong when the fireworks go off, check out these tips to keep you happy and healthy the whole day. Keep reading »
Even though there’s some debate over whether Betsy Ross created the first American flag, she’s the person you think of first when it comes to the stars and stripes. She’s a model of patriotism and her legend is hard to forget during this time of celebrating Independence Day. And now you can look like this American icon for all the BBQs and firework displays this weekend. Keep reading »