Abolitionists: Still fiery after all these years

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2840014" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abolish Human Abortion graphic / from AHA website[/caption] Russel Hunter believes the church should be vexed and agitated, causing anguish and dissension if necessary. more…

Art for nukes: Better than a cookie sale

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2785465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Sienna, Orange and Black on Dark Brown" by Mark Rothko – in Tehran (photo: The Art Newspaper)[/caption] Willem de Kooning never would have dreamed more…

Ultimate hypocrisy: Assad's Christmas tree

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2746395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Christian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan; from ekurd.net[/caption] Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has a Christmas tree in his condo. At least he did through more…

What happens when art meets wild imagination?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2682795" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Where Am I?" (excerpt) by Greg Simkins[/caption] What does "Christian" art look like? Ask 30 people and you're likely to get as many answers. more…

Why is Lenin in Seattle?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2621855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Lenin as Darth Vadar[/caption] Shortly after the fall of the Soviet empire, memorials to Marxist luminaries began to tumble as well. Across Romania, Georgia more…

What happens when art meets abortion?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2600415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Empty Red Shoes" by Judith Gait ("On Abortion" series)[/caption] Judith Gait paints tragic and gruesome things because of a series of legal decisions. Both more…

How many Jews does it take to open an Iranian embassy?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2576875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hamabul (the Great Flood) Art Collective aka "Iranian embassy"[/caption] How many Jews does it take to open an Iranian Embassy? Only one, if he more…