Also recently banned in cities around the world: yobbos terrorizing a London suburb, "cruel" live-chicken art and the public roasting of whole cows in Phnom Penh.
Beijing's street vendors are offering goldfish and small turtles sealed inside plastic trinkets for your amusement.
One of France's most famous tagging destinations, an old warehouse in Pantin, is scheduled to become just another mixed-use development.
Many urban dwellers would no doubt like to give Austrian artist Michael Heindl a piece of their minds.
The U.K.'s first "Boris Bus" hit the streets yesterday, then broke down and had to be "rebooted."
The first-ever Pyrotopia will introduce Pennsylvanians to everyone's favorite art – the kind that burns.
Could Oregon's largest city be helmed by a tree-climbing arsonist, a man who holds proof of God's existence, or the guitar genius behind the tweaker anthem, "Mobile Crank Lab"?
A condom company is developing products for sexual privacy in this ultra-dense city-state, such as a screen that fits over car windows to make the vehicle look empty.
Two anonymous Spanish artists use light to highlight defects in the urban landscape. At issue here: Madrid's busted-down public fountains.
The 84-year-old structure went down in flames this week, a spectacular implosion caught from multiple camera angles.
Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.
Last night, Sheboygan voters tossed out Mayor Bob Ryan in the city's first-ever mayoral recall election.
The Brooklyn grocery is in the news for wanting to ban products from Israel, but over the years it's also exiled grapes, apples, sugar, light bulbs, water, tuna salad, etc., etc.
Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.
Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.
Boston hopes its driver-operated Street Bump app will grow sensitive enough to detect cracks in the pavement before they become gravel-spewing craters.
Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.
The rise and fall of the South, as staged in the backyard of West St. Paul councilman Ed Hansen.
If the climate continues to warm, Manhattan could face crippling deluges every 3 to 20 years by the end of the century, say MIT researchers.