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…

The tragedy of Japanese 'water babies'

by Marisa Martin -- Japan: Land of manga, gold-plated Buddhas, robotic romance ... and Rachel weeping for her children? I could have sworn that was from another religion and a foreigner's book. more…

Graffiti evangelist

by Marisa Martin -- What's a nice pastor like you doing with neon spray paint and a bandana over your face? Half the world may have wondered how Cameron Moberg managed to more…

The joy of 'snark'

by Marisa Martin -- Snide + Remark ="Snark" As a contemporary tag for sarcasm, 'snarkniness' is one of mankind's most valued attributes. You can't keep up a conversation for long without just more…

After 70 years, honoring 'righteous Gentiles'

by Marisa Martin -- Poland commemorates Yom Ha'Shoah (or Jewish Holocaust) at a variety of memorials on April 16. Some of these are in construction, new this year or under fierce debate. more…