Happy Independence Day!


We’ll be taking it easy around here today, but we hope you’ll find some time to read Roxane Gay’s excellent interview with Terry Tempest Williams. The discussion, which touches on democracy, community, and intimacy with the land, will give you lots to contemplate as the fireworks go off.

Here are a few other things to revisit today:

MariNaomi’s lovely SMOKE IN YOUR EYES: Independence Day. “I was getting used to being on my own, becoming scrappy.”

Aural Fixations, The Rumpus Mixtape #3: Revolution in the Air by Anna March, featuring Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron, and more.

And a comic for those of you who prefer your fireworks on the page.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →