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…

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…