Why you should care

We’ve all earned a day off — now relish it.

At OZY headquarters in sunny California, we’re taking a day to celebrate American Independence Day. So enjoy your day today, wherever you are. Top it off with some of our picks of the best OZY tales of summer sun and American history.

What we’ve got for you: the secret science of making the best homemade ice cream imaginable — from the guy who taught Ben and Jerry their tricks; a celebration of American history from the mouths of one of the greats, John F. Kennedy, Jr.; and a quick primer on Independence Day fêtes around the globe.

Slather on the sunscreen, and read on!

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