The 4th of July is the time when we celebrate our nation -- a time to reflect on the freedoms which we believe are not granted by our government, but are self-evident rights for all humankind.
Time for the Independence Day Quiz which asks, "How much do you really know?" Every day thousands leave their homelands to settle here in the land of the free.
Before they become citizens they are required to take a citizenship test and score 80%. Could you pass this test if you took it today?
Our quiz is made up of 30 questions, of which 20 were once used on the actual citizenship test. We've added a few curveballs (10 additional questions), but a score of 24 out of 30 is considered a passing grade.
DIY as a subculture could be said to have begun with the punk movement of the 1970s.  Instead of traditional means of bands reaching their audiences through large music labels, bands began recording, manufacturing albums and merchandise, booking their own tours, and creating opportunities for smaller bands to get wider recognition and gain cult status through repetitive low-cost DIY touring. The burgeoning zine movement took up coverage of and promotion of the underground punk scenes, and significantly altered the way fans interacted with musicians. Zines quickly branched off from being hand-made music magazines to become more personal; they quickly became one of the youth culture's gateways to DIY culture . This led to tutorial zines showing others how to make their own shirts, posters, zines, books, food, etc.