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Throw a DIY Olympic Games Party!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Amy E. Goodman

The athletes are ready. The torch is en route. The #Rio2016 Summer Games are about to begin, and we’re ready to celebrate Olympic-style as we await ...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

Designer Imagines Flags Of 100-Plus 'Star Wars' Planets

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts

It's taken over a year for Scott Kelly to get this far, and he's still got a ways to go. The London-based art director is designing a flag for every p...

Never Forget and Never Again

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

If we are to cease the threat that perpetrates our world, we must devise a strategy that permits the salvation of the innocent while eliminating those who threaten our very way of life. We must move forward in unity, with one clear message: "Never forget and never again."

Marina Fang

A County In Missouri Will Lower Its Flags To 'Mourn' Marriage Equality | Marina Fang | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: After citizens protested the vote to lower the flags, leaders in Dent County, Missouri, backtracked on the decision, planning a special sessi...

How Racist is Your Flag On a Scale of 1 to 10?

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 06.25.2015 | Comedy

In the midst of heated debates over which flags should or should not be flown over government buildings, the world's top mathematicians and statistici...

Mississippi's Flag Is Worse

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If South Carolina can agree to remove the Confederate battle flag from their statehouse grounds, then Mississippi should begin their own debate over the inclusion of this offensive Civil War imagery on their own official state flag.

Fabulous Flag Flourishes

Rick Steves | Posted 05.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Visiting agriturismos and countryside B&Bs listed in my Italy guidebook, I was impressed by how much fun the hosts were. Here, Franco of Frances' Lodge (a B&B just outside of Siena) jumped at an opportunity to show off his flag skills.

Who's YOUR State's Prime Mascot? Confronting Local Terms Outside Their Normal Homes

Eric McAfee | Posted 05.06.2016 | Weird News
Eric McAfee

When a localized slang term pops up in a habitat far removed from its own, it will cause some heads to turn. And that's exactly what happened along a fairly busy stretch of highway.

Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.

Why Iranian World Cup Fans Wave 3 Different Types of Flags

Ravishly | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

These fan mementos aren't of the zany variety displayed so often at the sporting event. Rather, they represent competing political persuasions regarding the Persian motherland and for what they want Iran's jerseys to signify.

World Cup 2014: How 'Team Melli' Helps Us Understand the Complexities of Modern Iran

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Negar Mojtahedi

As the game gets underway, the announcers comment on the sportsmanship demonstrated by the players, which is a far cry from the image most Westerns have of Iranians. The perception that was formed at the height of the hostage crisis in the late 1970s, is still present today.

Unflagging Commitment

Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Our flag, like our city, is a palimpsest of histories and a visible record of the past.

The 10 Sexiest American Flags

Posted 07.04.2013 | Comedy

We've got the hottest, sexiest American flags just blowing in the wind to get you hot and bothered for the 4th of July. We'd pledge allegiance to T...

Happy Birthday, Jasper Johns!

Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

In honor of Jasper Johns' 83rd birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the ...

Flags In Our Churches: A Conversation

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

I had a brief conversation after service with someone who noticed that we do not have the American flag in the sanctuary during our worship services. The kicker: He said to me, "It's because of that flag that you have the freedom to worship they way you do in this country."

The Boston Marathon and Social Media: What If a Terrorist Act Goes Against the Whole World?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Russell C. Smith

Has terrorism finally reached a tipping point? When a terrorist act goes against all of us, every country on Earth has a stake in stopping this type of insane violence against humanity.

The Secret History Behind World Flag Designs

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Danny Groner

How did other countries arrive at their modern flags? Some have, in their designs, gone beyond basic colors and patterns and thought more globally. Here's a look at five nations that have designed their banners to be artistically unique and, as a result, full of life and tradition.

PHOTOS: World's Most Obscure Flags Explained

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.14.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Let me take you on a guided tour of the 10 weirdest national flags to be found around the world.

Obama Makes Proclamation On Victims Of Colorado Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Friday ordered flags at government buildings around the country to be flown at half staff in tribute to victims of the deadl...

Happy Birthday, Jasper Johns!

Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Jasper Johns, the prolific contemporary artist and master of the familiar. Most famous for his depictions of the American fla...

Friday Photo: Jamaican Pride

Kirsten Alana | Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Alana

Black for the strength and creativity of the people, yellow and green to recall the paradise that is this Caribbean island.

WATCH: Cats Celebrate The 4th Of July

Posted 09.03.2011 | Comedy

It's important to remember to take a minute during all of the celebrating this weekend to really reflect on the true meaning of our nation's Independe...