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…

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…