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A Message From Awards Radar on the Fourth of July

Today is the Fourth of July, and in more normal times, I’d be wishing you all a happy holiday from everyone at Awards Radar. Now, I obviously still hope everybody has fun and is safe, but there’s more on my mind today. It’s America’s birthday, in a manner of speaking, our Independence Day, and much like last year, I’m not sure that the United States deserves a party this year. Last time, it was in the shadow of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, with this year bringing new backtracks from the court, the country seems as broken and headed to a regressive place as ever before. So, while it’s a holiday, sure, there seems to be less to celebrate this year than usual.

At the same time, I’m sure plenty of you are barbecuing or headed to the movies. It’s a Fourth of July tradition, of course, and it’s also a good distraction. So, I don’t begrudge anyone who takes that route. Cinema has that power, even if someone like me is gravitating more towards Never Rarely Sometimes Always, as evidenced by my Sunday Scaries articles last year (found here), or Red State from my recent one this past weekend (here).

If you did go see something, let us know what you saw. Was it the new Indiana Jones movie? Did you see Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny? If so, hopefully you enjoyed. Whatever you’re doing or seeing, be safe, and here’s hoping that better days are ahead for America…

Best wishes from Awards Radar!


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Written by Joey Magidson

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