Banksy graffiti ripped off London wall, put on auction in U.S.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, World

banksy-slave-labour-220.jpgA piece of street art attributed to the mysterious Banksy was recently removed from the side of a North London store and put up for auction in Miami, leaving local residents to try to figure out what happened to a piece of their neighbourhood.

Is a 4-day school week a good way to cut costs?

Categories: Canada, Community

Year-Round-School-220.jpgThe public school board in Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to decide Tuesday whether it will move to a four-day school week to save $1 million. 

Critics say the change would require parents to pay more for child care. What do you think?

Harlem Shake meme obscuring dance's history, critics argue

Categories: Canada, Community, World

The wildly popular Harlem Shake meme has wiggled its way into the mainstream, as thousands work to one-up each other in the now distinct internet dance craze.

But critics worry that the style and history of the original Harlem Shake have been lost in the shuffle.

Should Canada take lessons from Finland's approach to education?

Categories: Community, World

si-220-sun.jpgOne of Finland's foremost thinkers on educational reform is visiting Canada to share how Finnish students have climbed to the top of global educational rankings.

Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, a vocal critic of standardized education, is presently touring Alberta and Saskatchewan to explain ideas that many North Americans might consider controversial.

CBC readers salute inspiring black Canadians

Categories: Canada, Community

si-220-geena-girls.jpgAlthough Black History Month is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments of historical black Canadians, it is also an opportunity to showcase the efforts of today's role models and rising stars.

Here are profiles of black Canadians who strengthening the fabric of their communities.

Tamagotchi app thrills nostalgic twenty-somethings

Categories: Community

si_tamagotchi_app.jpgSixteen years after its heyday in North America, Tamagotchi is surging back into the pockets of those who once loved it most - this time, as a smartphone app.

Russian meteor footage highlights dash cam culture

Categories: Community, World

si-220-car-view.jpgFootage from dash cams in Russia routinely feature silent drivers and upbeat music -- but the sight becomes oddly incongruous when a meteor rips through the horizon, as it did Friday.

Cupid's algorithm: the great online dating debate

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

As Cupid's algorithms grow in popularity, so too must daters learn how to navigate the increasingly complex world of online dating.

We're interested in three key debates about the "right" dating formula: paid or free sites? General or niche? Serendipity or strategy?

Your Take: How I got a special blessing from Pope Benedict XVI

Categories: Community, World

When my recently widowed mother and I said yes to a pilgrimage organized through a Catholic radio station in December of 2009, little did we know that just seven short months later we would be sharing an experience of a lifetime.

My Funny Valentine: CBC readers share 'unlikely' love stories

Categories: Canada, Community

si-220-evelyn-jim.jpgIn the lead-up to Valentine's Day, we asked CBC readers who identify as unlikely but happy couples to tell us their love stories.

We received heartfelt stories from couples who saw their relationship as a bridge across cultures or personalities or appearances, as well as those who had to overcome a major barrier to be together.