The Belgian city of Ghent (pop. 594,582) has declared Thursdays meat-free:

Restaurants, canteens and schools will now opt to make vegetarianism the default for one day a week, and promote meat-free meals on other days as well.

In other Belgians: Jab Fabre's Orgy of Tolerance at On the Boards is already kicking up dust. The show—which involves competitive masturbation, sodomy with rifles, and a shopping-cart ballet—is playing this weekend and I'm already receiving emails and overhearing arguments about it.

Since theater is an impermanent medium, its major fight is against forgetting. Fabre has been declared a genius and a bore—sometimes by the same critic—but he is, at least, burning memories in peoples' brains.

(More about Orgy here, ticket information here.)