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The Veterans Education Challenge: Our Fight to Support Student Veterans

Avis Richards | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Avis Richards

In the aftermath of Veterans Day 2016, I have been left to reflect on the successes of the first year of our Veterans Education Challenge. For those u...

Video: More Oktoberfest Fun

Rick Steves | Posted 09.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Video: The Travelphile Here's one last look at the fun of Oktoberfest. Since our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour happened to be passing through Munich,...

This Year's Dominican Day Parade Is All About The Ladies

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Dominican women and their contributions to the community – and the nation – will be front and center at this year’s Dominican Day Parade in New ...

Cavaliers Fan Appears To Eat Horse Poop At Victory Parade

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.24.2016 | Weird News

It seems at least one fan wore a shit-eating grin for real after the Cavaliers won the NBA championship. As pointed out by, this guy pic...

Cleveland Is Letting People Skip Court For The Cavs' Parade

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Sports

How big of a deal is the 2016 NBA Championship to the city of Cleveland? Such a big deal that the city is letting people skip out on court to attend t...

Portraits From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

Erica Simone | Posted 06.22.2016 | New York
Erica Simone

The parade is always held in such outrageous spirit, with costumes mainly inspired by the sea (and nudity), and with people of all colors, shapes and sizes. It's typically a blinding medley of color, craft and total craziness.

These Photos Capture Over 5 Decades Of Pride At The Puerto Rican Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.11.2016 | Latino Voices

New York City’s Fifth Avenue will be decked out in red, white and blue Sunday in honor of the 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. ¡Wepa! ...

Lessons learned from Prince's life and death now that the truth is known

Vince Vega | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Vince Vega

Since his untimely passing on April 21, 2016, speculation behind Prince's death has created two divided camps - the "It's none of your damn business, ...

An Open Chair at the Table

John O'Leary | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
John O'Leary

In honor of Memorial Day, I want to share about a meeting I had last week with members of our Armed Forces that reminded me of the tremendous sacrifice quietly offered for our freedoms - and a seldom-recognized group that most aptly models this sacrifice.

A Day to Remember: Honoring the Meaning of Memorial Day

John F. Sweeney | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
John F. Sweeney

This weekend, as we all enjoy time with family and friends, let's take a few minutes to remember the sacrifices that make it possible for us to enjoy our freedoms. Bring your children to a Memorial Day parade. Visit a war memorial.

Here comes the parade

Brian Caldirola | Posted 03.21.2016 | Comedy
Brian Caldirola


I Had a Dream: An Encores! Wish List

Kevin Winkler | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts
Kevin Winkler

Instead of getting depressed about how they don't write 'em like they used to, here's an even dozen shows from the era of Chicago up through the '00s that Encores! might consider in the future.

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2017 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

It's All About Parody at the King Mango Strut

Tom Falco | Posted 12.27.2016 | Miami
Tom Falco

Sunday's 34th Annual King Mango Strut didn't disappoint, but then again, it never does. The parade went on at 2 pm sharp and everyone was there - Hill...

Behind the Scenes: The Magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Riley Arthur | Posted 11.25.2016 | Good News
Riley Arthur

There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.

What Goes On Behind the Scenes at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jim Hill | Posted 11.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Well, as busy as you may be, I'm betting that your Thanksgiving to-do list looks like a Post-it note compared to all of the tasks that the talented folks who work for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group have to accomplish before 12 noon ET on Thursday arrives.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2016 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Photos From NYC's Annual Hispanic Day Parade Will Fill Your Heart With Cultural Pride

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Thousands of revelers flooded Fifth Avenue to celebrate the 51st annual Hispanic Day Parade in New York City on Sunday. An annual celebration of Hispa...

New York St. Patrick's Day Parade Will Welcome A Second Gay Group

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade will allow a second openly gay group to participate in next year's march on Fifth Avenue, off...

A Shocking Number Of Us Are Sleep-Deprived. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

We're all tired, and we're ready to do something about it. Recently The Huffington Post teamed up with Parade magazine to find out how many Americans ...

Why Sleep 'Ranks Number One' In Arianna Huffington's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Since her collapse from exhaustion in 2007, Arianna Huffington has transformed her daily sleep habits into her superpower. But rather than keeping thi...

Next Time Someone Says Americans Don't Like Soccer, Show Them These Photos

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

Most soccer fans have at least one American friend who likes to make jokes at the Beautiful Game's expense. "Does anyone even watch soccer? So boring....

Hillary's Rope Trick Getting a Bum Rap

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now, a photo's worth a thousand words and all of that, and I certainly agree that the pictures were not favorable to Clinton, since they seemed to reinforce the "Hillary has contempt for the public" theme.

5 US Gay Pride Parade Cities Worth a Visit

Hipmunk | Posted 07.02.2016 | Travel

In June, members of the LGBT community march for equality all over the world. Many of the marches commemorate the resistance against routine police raids at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969.

Are You Sleep Deprived? We Want To Know Why

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Do you feel like this little guy during every work meeting, no matter the time of day? Are you constantly wishing it was nap time, no matter ho...