The sale of a mural by secretive British graffiti artist, Banksy, has been unexpectedly halted in Miami. The mural had been taken from a wall in north London, prompting an outcry from the local community.
For Wednesday's Geo-Quiz, we take you to Vienna, in search of a famous museum. Recently, this museum featured a special exhibit featuring nude men. And, it turns out, quite a few people wanted to see the exhibit...in the nude.
A Catholic priest in Spain is trying something new to bring in parishioners. He commissioned some graffiti artists to decorate the interior of his church's dome. But it's graffiti in a Romanesque style.
Boubacar Sadek is believed to be the last remaining master calligrapher in Mali. He fled Timbuktu with rare documents. He now makes a living in the capital Bamako. Laura Lynch reports for the CBC and The World.
Emma LeBlanc has spent much of the past five years in Syria, documenting life there with a camera. LeBlanc has assembled an exhibit of photographs taken at a ballet school in a Damascus, as a way to show daily life routines during times of conflict.
Ever heard of an architectural style being knocked off? Well Zaha Hadid has. The Iraqi-British architect unveiled her designs for the Wangjing Soho complex in Beijing in 2011, but a building that looks a lot like Hadid's is also going up in Chongqing.
Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.
For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the world's most northern national capital, where the city's modern art festival is now underway. The answer is Reykjavik, Iceland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with travel writer Tom Haines for a quick survey of the sights and sounds at the "experimental marathon" exhibition underway at the Reykjavík Art Museum.
You know it as extortion. In Palermo, Italy, it's called "pizzo" -- so-called 'insurance' from the Mafia. Now a group of shopkeepers have banded together to refuse payment. Nancy Greenleese reports from Palermo.
Several hundred archaeological treasures went on display briefly in Baghdad today. Many of them were looted after the war in Iraq started in 2003. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jane Arraf of the Christian Science Monitor.
The majority of monuments erected in Iraq by Saddam Hussein have been destroyed or defaced, but some still stand. The fate of those remaining monuments has pitted preservationists against Iraqis eager to forget the past. Susannah George reports.
Follow the Tigris River in the Geo Quiz. We're traveling upstream of Baghdad. The northern Iraqi city we're looking for is on the banks of the Tigris in the province of Ninawa. The ancient city is 20 miles or so southeast of the city of Mosul.
Cartoonist Matt Bors is editing a comic strip about life in Haiti since the earthquake. It's drawn by a Haitian cartoonist and written by a Haitian reporter, both based in Port au Prince. The first installment of the comic strip was published Thursday.
In Japan, obsessive collectors of comic books and anime have a name -- Otaku. Their lifelong devotion to their collections can result in some startling life changes in the fictional worlds they inhabit.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports a Christmas tradition in the Catalonian region of Spain. It will strike you as unusual and might strike you as offensive. It is a figure in the Catalonian nativity scene called the ï¿½pooper.ï¿½
Boston is hosting one of the largest anime conventions in the country this weekend. Anchor Marco Werman meets author Ian Condry to talk about his new book, "The Soul of Anime" and get a guided tour of the Anime Boston convention.