Godless vs. God-fearing on Christmas billboards

by Marisa Martin -- In the future, Christmas may be less heralded by lights and carols than the greatly hyped, atheist vs. Christian billboard controversy. For some as yet indiscernible reason, atheist's more…

All I want for Christmas is a plasma pulpit

by Marisa Martin -- It's that time of year again when lights attract and cheer the souls of fleece-lined, partially-frozen shoppers. Whether they signal for Santa's glittery grab-bags or for elegant, high-tech more…

'Get mad at sin!' (And put on some clothes)

by Marisa Martin -- "Get Mad at Sin!" Andrew Dinwiddie, photo by Zack Brown An average looking young man with a strong Southern accent is condemning mini-skirts with a wild passion, "My more…

Anglicans invite artists back to church

by Marisa Martin -- "The Baptism of Christ," sculpture by Rosalind Hore In recent months strikes, violence and political threats have rocked Britain like naughty Corgis bashing the dickens out of the more…

Please don't fondle the centerpieces

by Marisa Martin -- Marina Abramovic Nudity in museum art is a time-honored, classical tradition that would hardly raise a pulse anywhere – except when it's live and is part of your more…

Can art redeem decrepit Detroit?

by Marisa Martin -- When Tyree Guyton returned home from a stint in the army 1985, he expected at the very least a change of scenery. Instead his childhood neighborhood in Detroit more…

Is this the Spanish Mona Lisa?

by Marisa Martin -- "Portrait of a Woman," Julio Romero de Torres, 1930 The "Spanish Mona Lisa," Christ clawing at magnetic neon sunbursts of atomic fission, the work of "the master of more…

Occupy Wall Street art: Cirque d'Silly

by Marisa Martin -- You may have never heard the names Noah Fischer, Paddy Johnson or Kalle Lasn, but they are very occupied with Wall Street just now. As the spectacle known more…

Doom, hell and destruction visit museum

by Marisa Martin -- The Tate Museum in London currently spotlights hell, destruction, anguish and Armageddon. These events are portrayed through the works of John Martin, as famous for his vast paintings more…