Turkish artists battle President Erdogan

by Marisa Martin -- Taking a break from arresting people, denying human rights and declaring himself Caliph of the Universe, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to eat a little unexpected crow. more…

Advertising kingdom come

by Marisa Martin -- Precious few earthlings, from Borneo's Kayans to the Inuits, fail to recognize Nike's omnipresent "swoosh" icon by now. It's a corporate branding dream and only a lofty few more…

Jesus comes alive in 'Purple Haze'

by Marisa Martin -- Every once in a while something delightful leaps off the Internet or a printed page or conversation and feathers a nest in our imagination. God knows we need more…

Lil' Baby Neverwas tells all

by Marisa Martin -- (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column contains a graphic image of an aborted child and may be disturbing to some readers.) Let me introduce myself. My name is Baby more…

Vincent Van Gogh was crazy – for Christ

by Marisa Martin -- "The best way to know God is to love many things," said Vincent Van Gogh. Most of us know the sordid story of a lovelorn Van Gogh chopping off more…

When will Hollywood take on ISIS?

by Marisa Martin -- Viacom, Sony, Universal Studios, Disney – and don't forget al Hayat, the media center who does all that wonderful work for ISIS. It's getting to be so popular, more…