Art for nukes: Better than a cookie sale

by Marisa Martin -- Willem de Kooning never would have dreamed his paintings would someday aid a deranged Ayatollah fund an atomic war chest and perhaps even trigger WWIII. Thanks to John's more…

Ultimate hypocrisy: Assad's Christmas tree

by Marisa Martin -- Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has a Christmas tree in his condo. At least he did through the holidays in 2010, in what may possibly be the last more…

Why is Lenin in Seattle?

by Marisa Martin -- Shortly after the fall of the Soviet empire, memorials to Marxist luminaries began to tumble as well. Across Romania, Georgia and even Russia, the papas of the Proletariat more…

What happens when art meets abortion?

by Marisa Martin -- Judith Gait paints tragic and gruesome things because of a series of legal decisions. Both the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the Supreme Court of the United more…

The crazy names of artist Steve Kreuscher

by Marisa Martin -- Steven Kreuscher found himself on the front pages of publications across the world, but unfortunately it was rarely about his art. Rather, Kreuscher's wildly changing monikers riveted journalists more…

Protesting death through dance

by Marisa Martin -- Kaytee Moyer became a performance artist with a national audience on Oct. 5, 2015, at George Street in Millersville, Pennsylvania. That day Moyer stood alone in a busy more…