What are your July 4 plans?

"What are you planning to do on Independence Day? Fireworks? Movies? Working?," writes Dan Gillmor. "Tomorrow we'll link to the best round-ups of events we can find. If you know of great events, please post them below." And indeed he does. There are recipes, events, a suggestion for camping and even nice note from a Canuck...

Leave your suggestion/plans in comments here and we'll forward them to Dan.

Also: media consolidation mavens, check out this interview with FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein -- he's one of the good guys.

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