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The "three stars and two bars" take over Dupont Circle Tuesday night for Flag Day in the Flesh.
The "three stars and two bars" take over Dupont Circle Tuesday night for Flag Day in the Flesh.

(June 14) Flag Day in the flesh

Happy Flag Day! If you're looking for a celebration to remember there's "D.C. Flag Day in the Flesh" Tuesday night in Dupont Circle. Devout District residents sporting D.C. flag tattoos gather to show a little civic pride and lament taxation without representation. Those without a permanent print of the “Three Stars and Two Bars” are invited to enjoy live music, speakers and an unflagging spirit.

(June 14) Fold it, pull it, pop it, turn it

Pop-up books have been relegated to the children's section of book stores, but they were used as educational tools in centuries past. "Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn" opens Tuesday at the National Museum of American History and features some of the earliest movable books documenting the moon's movements, the functions of human organs and much more.

(June 14-July 23) 'The Kids Are Alright'

Northwest Washington's Civilian Art Projects presents "The Kids Are Alright" through late July. New Orleans visual artist Dan Tague advocates for better government with wit and pathos and all sorts of media, including artfully folded dollar bills, propaganda posters and tastefully altered flags.

Music: "Ghostwriter" by RJD2

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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