'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…

Beauty triumphs over tragedy

by Marisa Martin -- Why is anyone in their right mind dancing, painting or writing a tone poem? Considering the times, why should we be making art or even concerned with it more…

See Word of God in ancient, yet whole new way

by Marisa Martin -- A Welsh teenager in the 1960s was having visions – visions of golden calligraphic uncials and fantastic birds perched into borders for the Queen of England. His second more…

'Hail to the thief'

by Marisa Martin -- What happens when a successful, left-leaning, fully progressive artist realizes he's been had? That his dreams of brotherhood, equality and peace were just a front for hucksters and more…

That's funny: Jesus doesn't look Jewish

by Marisa Martin -- "The historic rift between Christianity and Judaism will not be healed until Jews look at Jesus and see a faithful Jew and Christians look at an orthodox Jew more…

Can the Mambo save America?

by Marisa Martin -- Lights are low, and conversations muted in the perfumed air. Facets from a massive Austrian chandelier catch glittering rays off gowns, scattering them across a vast and polished more…

Jesus finds his way to Texas

by Marisa Martin -- When a young father and husband took his own life in 1999, an entire city mourned and searched for comfort. High-tech whiz kid and teacher Dewey Winburne was more…

Art critics pounce on George Zimmerman

by Marisa Martin -- George Zimmerman, Eric Holder's favorite whipping boy, has turned artist … and most critics are not amused. One of the most recognizable names this side of the planet, more…

Palestinians try to 'paint' right to Israel

by Marisa Martin -- The world's biggest political poster-child campaign is gaining momentum and about to crash against the gates of the United Nations – again. This time it's being illustrated by more…