U.S. adds torment to Iranian artists

by Marisa Martin -- While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was being thoroughly duped, doped and honeyed up by his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in July 2014, Atena more…

Greeks looking for new gifts?

by Marisa Martin -- Do you detest the rich? Do you fret over evil elitists plotting over their Dom Perignon and caviar how to draft us all into their mammoth proletarian slave more…

Causing trouble 1 performance at a time

by Marisa Martin -- Contemporary artists are known for creating a little political scrimmage when they can – it's considered a badge of honor. But they almost always end up on the more…

Tear your eyes away from personal electronics

by Marisa Martin -- Summer at last! Beautiful winged creatures arc and call beyond our doors. Gardens are verdant, and glittering waters entice our children ... who stare rigidly for weeks at more…

Small museum – big loss for New York City

by Marisa Martin -- When the American Bible Society (ABS) sold its building and bade farewell to New York City last January, one glittering, light-filled treasure was left behind on Broadway and more…

Monsters, saviors and doodlers

by Marisa Martin -- Revelations that escaped killer Richard Matt was a "gifted artist" is cranking out all types of keyboard psychologists – and his choice of subjects, stirring hot political debate. more…

Few artists remember Syria's Christians

by Marisa Martin -- While the West turns its bored gaze away from global Christian holocausts, a handful of diaspora artists attempt to catch our attention and move our hearts. One of more…

Superheroes moonlighting for Islam

by Marisa Martin -- More proof that most modern "comics" are anything but comical come in the form of their newest Islamic promotional efforts. Marvel Comics presents Kamala Khan, a 16 year-old more…