1) A public elementary school in Bristol named one of their houses for famed UK street artist Banksy. (School "houses", which most US folks have only encountered peripherally via the Harry Potter books, are a common way of subdividing a student body for the purposes of intramural sports, etc.) I can't imagine any US public school naming anything after an artist. Let alone one who is still alive, and whose medium is frequently described as vandalism. 2) Over a brief vacation period, Banksy apparently decided to show his appreciation by creating a mural on one of the school buildings. I struggle even harder to imagine an artist in the US doing something like this. Let alone creating an image showing a child pushing a burning tire. The interviews in the BBC story are priceless. From the little kid who wrote to Banksy, and apparently has a budding appreciation for cutting edge art. To the school headmaster who seemed quite cool with the mural. Even the custodian who discovered the mural, and - upon noticing the artists signature - decided not to attack it with a pressure washer and chemicals. As far as I can tell, the Bristol police are not conducting an investigation. Groups of concerned parents are not hollering with rage. And the school board is not planning on auctioning off the mural to make up a budget shortfall.