If the NSA had an art exhibit

by Marisa Martin -- If the NSA had an art exhibit it might look like one of these ... A hushed lover's spat in a corner of the New York Public Library more…

New York art scene tries to convict pastor

by Marisa Martin -- The church has endured its own share of scandals and shames in recent years. But Kiddygate, Gaygate, Cokegate and Fithy-Lucregate are recently overshadowed by the looming spector of more…

Is 'cutting-edge' art the new 'boring'?

by Marisa Martin -- You might argue that the history of contemporary art is a series of avant-garde movements, each new wave outraging the last. – Michael Scott If contemporary artists had more…

Visions of God even communists won't erase

by Marisa Martin -- Anya Roz learned some of her first Bible stories in the Soviet museums of her childhood in spite of harsh state disapproval. In the museums, Scripture remained sacrosanct more…

Inspiration for 'Noah' film revealed

by Marisa Martin -- A sudden deluge from Hollywood pours forth all things biblical onto an arid, unsuspecting culture. Will biblically based art shows in New York galleries come next? Actually … more…

Anti-Islamic art ruled 'hate' speech

by Marisa Martin -- What to wear to a poetry recital? In Denmark, it may be a flak-jacket and Kevlar helmet, especially if you are the poet. Poet Yahya Hassan and the more…

Porn: Arousing our culture to death

by Marisa Martin -- "Even the pagans who find pornography pleasant and necessary seem to recognize that it is kind of pitiful." – Russell Moore In 2011 Anthony Josef Norris, an artist more…

'I can take your money to make these monuments'

by Marisa Martin -- Why do dictators always love enormous, ostentatious and self-aggrandizing art? They're lost in an endless orgiastic embrace of it, especially the Marxist variation of tyrannical, officious autocrat. Is more…