Reading While Eating for June 14: Happy Flag Day!

In honor of Flag Day, today's must-read links for your lunch break are all-American.

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A house sits undamaged in the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire in Black Forest, Colorado June 13, 2013.

History Lesson: Poor forgotten Flag Day is like the awkward little brother of July 4, but June 14 marks the anniversary of adoption of the American flag. (Mental Floss)

The United States of Apple: With everyone in a tizzy about the new iOS 7 mobile redesign, graphic artist Sasha Agapov has appropriated Apple’s new style to redesign other icons – including the American flag. (The Daily What)

American Art: A new line of temporary tattoos offers a fresh way to wear your love for public radio on your sleeve. (Flavorwire)

American Classics: The Great Gatsby has earned its place in almost every high school English class as a national treasure. Fun fact: Baz Luhrmann’s much-hyped movie adaptation casts a Bollywood superstar to play Meyer Wolfsheim, Gatsby’s greasy (decidedly non-Indian) associate. (Divanee)

Tinseltown: Johnny Depp recently turned fifty – from Edward Scissorhands to Public Enemies and Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp has quite the Hollywood track record. (Go Fug Yourself)

Deep-Fried Everything: This deep-fried fare is as much of a classic as corn dogs and apple pie…the most recent take? A Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe at the San Diego County Fair. Super patriotic, or super gross? (

A Modern National Anthem: Mexican-American ten-year-old Sebastien de la Cruz serenaded adoring crowds at the NBA Finals in an encore performance despite racist backlash on Twitter. (BuzzFeed)