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The DuJour 5×5: July 4th Edition

Our editors on wearing red, white and blue, their favorite patriotic moments in pop culture history and more

Each week for The DuJour 5×5, we ask five editors five questions on a different topic. For this week’s installment, we’re talking about Independence Day. Read on to find out how we’re celebrating, who we’d invite to our dream barbecues and more.

Adam Rathe
Articles Editor
Twitter: @ Adam_Rathe; Instagram: @AdamRathe

1. How I’m celebrating the 4th of July: Heading upstate for a long weekend at The Graham & Co. in Phonecia. I’m looking forward to fireworks, tubing in the river and a serious visit to the Phonecia Diner.

2. If I could choose 3 famous Americans, living or dead, to invite to a barbecue, they would be: Truman Capote, RuPaul and Joan Jett.

3. My favorite patriotic moment in pop-culture history: I’m still nuts about the cover of the first-ever issue of George.

4. The perfect red, white and blue outfit consists of: Nantucket reds, a white Oxford shirt and a blue blazer.

5. What symbol best defines Americana, in your opinion? Who could be mad at an American flag bikini?

 

Juli Mosoff
Senior Web Producer
Twitter & Instagram: @JuliMosoff

1. How I’m celebrating the 4th of July: I’m thrilled that the annual Macy’s fireworks show is back on the East River this year! I’ve been invited to a few rooftop parties in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, so I’ll likely be celebrating America’s birthday with whoever has the biggest and best roof.

2. If I could choose 3 famous Americans, living or dead, to invite to a barbecue, they would be: Julia Child for the cooking, Bob Dylan for the music and Hunter S. Thompson for the stories (and adventures).

3. My favorite patriotic moment in pop-culture history: Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock 1969.

4. The perfect red, white and blue outfit consists of: Something outlandishly patriotic, like Katy Perry’s American flag outfit from the Kids’ Inaugural Concert last year.

5. What symbol best defines Americana, in your opinion? Nothing’s says ‘America’ more to me than the bald eagle!

 

Eden Univer
Web Editor
Twitter: @EdenUniver; Instagram: @Edenau

1. How I’m celebrating the 4th of July: On a balcony overlooking NYC’s East River watching the fireworks surrounded by friends. 

2. If I could choose 3 famous Americans, living or dead, to invite to a barbecue, they would be: Katharine Hepburn, Hillary Clinton and Jake Gyllenhaal.

 3. My favorite patriotic moment in pop-culture history: When Bruce Willis sacrifices himself to save the world (and Ben Affleck) in Armageddon.

4. The perfect red, white and blue outfit consists of: A soft white t-shirt, worn-in jeans and red Keds. 

5. What symbol best defines Americana, in your opinion? Stars and stripes in most every capacity.

 

Natasha Wolff
Deputy Editor, Cities
Twitter @Wolfferator; Instagram: @NatashaWolff

1. How I’m celebrating the 4th of July: I’ll be out on Long Island with friends. On the boat, at the beach and cooking! It’s also my mother’s birthday, so we’ll be celebrating that.

2. If I could choose 3 famous Americans, living or dead, to invite to a barbecue, they would be: Amy Poehler, Bill Clinton and Walter Isaacson.

3. My favorite patriotic moment in pop-culture history: I don’t know about historically, but watching the USA World Cup matches for the past two weeks has been very patriotic and lively!

4. The perfect red, white and blue outfit consists of: White MIH jeans, a blue and white printed Thakoon top and red Havaianas flip-flops.

5. What symbol best defines Americana, in your opinion? A BBQ grill.

 

Etta Meyer
Photo Editor
Twitter & Instagram: @Ettadynamite

1. How I’m celebrating the 4th of July: Going to the rodeo in Ennis, Montana.

2. If I could choose 3 famous Americans, living or dead, to invite to a barbecue, they would be: Ernest Hemingway, Sitting Bull and Dolly Parton.

3. My favorite patriotic moment in pop-culture history:  “Get off my plane!” —Harrison Ford

4. The perfect red, white and blue outfit consists of: A white t-shirt, blue jeans and red lipstick.

5. What symbol best defines Americana, in your opinion? Tim Riggins.

 

MORE DUJOUR 5×5:

Let’s Go to the Movies Edition
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Music Edition

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