Hollywood raves, while Castro digs graves

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_922131" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Fidel Castro, left, and Hollywood director Oliver Stone, right"][/caption] Fidel Castro, Hollywood's favorite living dictator, and his li'l bro Raul arrested more than 360 more…

U.S. Army sits on treasure trove of art

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_898711" align="aligncenter" width="594" caption=""Patrol in the Jungle," by Roger Blum, Vietnam, 1966"][/caption] Deep in the bowels of Fort Belvior, Virginia, a perfectly climate- controlled warehouse is crammed more…

Artists go to war in Ukraine

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_871431" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Arten Voloktin with his "Irreversible Beauty""][/caption] As Ukraine cools toward a simmering point, its artists are still stirring the cultural stew and hoping to more…

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 -- [caption id="attachment_772901" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Pastor Kevin Sutherland, Photo: Steven Hirsch-New York Post"][/caption] The church has endured its own share of scandals and shames in recent years. But Kiddygate, 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 -- [caption id="attachment_699053" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="from Rembrandt's "Haman Recognizes His Fate""][/caption] Anya Roz learned some of her first Bible stories in the Soviet museums of her childhood in spite 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…