Greeks looking for new gifts?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2278115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Greek philanthropist Andreas Dracopoulos[/caption] Do you detest the rich? Do you fret over evil elitists plotting over their Dom Perignon and caviar how to more…

Causing trouble 1 performance at a time

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2222995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tania Bruguera[/caption] Contemporary artists are known for creating a little political scrimmage when they can – it's considered a badge of honor. But they more…

Tear your eyes away from personal electronics

by Marisa Martin -- Summer at last! Beautiful winged creatures arc and call beyond our doors. Gardens are verdant, and glittering waters entice our children ... who stare rigidly for weeks at more…

Small museum – big loss for New York City

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2149385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fred Tomaselli: "Study for Propulsion" from MOBIA show Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden[/caption] When the American Bible Society (ABS) sold its more…

Monsters, saviors and doodlers

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2127645" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Those he adores... Portrait by Richard Matt[/caption] Revelations that escaped killer Richard Matt was a "gifted artist" is cranking out all types of keyboard more…

Few artists remember Syria's Christians

by Marisa Martin -- While the West turns its bored gaze away from global Christian holocausts, a handful of diaspora artists attempt to catch our attention and move our hearts. One of more…

The 'only rebel street artist' in Los Angeles

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2082915" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ted Cruz, rebelized[/caption] He'd kept his head down and his identity hidden for a long time. Life is lonely for a conservative artist. An more…

Superheroes moonlighting for Islam

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2058655" align="aligncenter" width="630"] "Kamala Khan" /artist Adrian Alphona /photo http://www.comicbookresources.com[/caption] More proof that most modern "comics" are anything but comical come in the form of their newest more…

The tragedy of Japanese 'water babies'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2004255" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jizō statues, Zojoii Temple, Tokyo[/caption] Japan: Land of manga, gold-plated Buddhas, robotic romance ... and Rachel weeping for her children? I could have sworn more…

Graffiti evangelist

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1981455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Oxygen TV's "Street Art Throwdown"[/caption] What's a nice pastor like you doing with neon spray paint and a bandana over your face? Half the more…