The joy of 'snark'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1936155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Obama and David Letterman[/caption] Snide + Remark ="Snark" As a contemporary tag for sarcasm, 'snarkniness' is one of mankind's most valued attributes. You more…

After 70 years, honoring 'righteous Gentiles'

by Marisa Martin -- Poland commemorates Yom Ha'Shoah (or Jewish Holocaust) at a variety of memorials on April 16. Some of these are in construction, new this year or under fierce debate. more…

Turkish artists battle President Erdogan

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1880295" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Momument to Humanity dismantled in Turkey - Sculptor Mehmet Aksov[/caption] Taking a break from arresting people, denying human rights and declaring himself Caliph of more…

How the Resurrection was taught
before film, press

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1866365" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Inverness Cathedral[/caption] Christendom will soon celebrate the single act of God which bears the weight of our existence: the Resurrection of Christ from the more…

Advertising kingdom come

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1830745" align="aligncenter" width="600"] UK Artist Simon Peter works on "Angles of Angels" series[/caption] Precious few earthlings, from Borneo's Kayans to the Inuits, fail to recognize Nike's omnipresent more…

Jesus comes alive in 'Purple Haze'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1755685" align="alignright" width="246"] Scott Jenkins[/caption] Every once in a while something delightful leaps off the Internet or a printed page or conversation and feathers a nest in more…

Lil' Baby Neverwas tells all

by Marisa Martin -- (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column contains a graphic image of an aborted child and may be disturbing to some readers.) Let me introduce myself. My name is Baby more…

Vincent Van Gogh was crazy – for Christ

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_1684745" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Vincent Van Gogh, self-portrait[/caption] "The best way to know God is to love many things," said Vincent Van Gogh. Most of us know the more…