China shudders at new enemy: 'Crazy Crab'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_103885" align="alignright" width="207" caption="Free Chen poster by "Crazy Crab""][/caption] Blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng and his family are illegally detained and tortured for years in rural more…

America's culture being bought by Russia?

by Marisa Martin -- "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" elegantly sums up the current state of the art market. Dickens' famous quote focused on much more…

Catholic takes on anti-Christian 'art'

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_93680" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Photo: Irving Silverstein, permission silive.com"][/caption] Scott Lobaido has taken on the liberal New York art world in various guises: conservative art activist, infuriated protester, more…

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…