Jesus meets the Beatles

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_530499" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Kata Billups"][/caption] Kata Billups helped Jesus to join the Beatles and appear with them on the Ed Sullivan Show – but only on canvas. more…

How much would Jesus weigh?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_525325" align="alignright" width="249" caption=""Paraja Ballando" by Botero"][/caption] Fernando Botero is a famed Columbian artist whose distinctive mark is pounds upon pounds of saggy, surplus human flesh. Every more…

Walls come down in Jerusalem – for the arts

by Marisa Martin -- "The physical act of 'conception' in holiness is a very high spiritual dimension and ultimately beyond what we can possibly conceive" – David Baruch Wolk Jerusalem, the most more…

Thought police! Artist charged with 'pre-crime'

by Marisa Martin -- Artists and visionaries have a way of getting involved in all kinds of things: debt, scorn, skepticism and political controversy – or in David Kam's case, a full-scale more…

Killed for Christ, but who remembers?

by Marisa Martin -- Today portions of Islam seek to create their own "martyrdom," yet many more Christians are unwillingly and forcibly finding it: 176,000 a year, 482 a day or 1 more…

Islam's phony fatwah on Western art

by Marisa Martin -- Over 700 years the scene most associated with Muhammad by Westerners was a disemboweled heretic, tortured for eternity in a searing abyss. This image is an inheritance from more…

Gaze into Bible through new eyes

by Marisa Martin -- Contemporary art luminaries often go for the grand entrance: big props, sound and angst, buckets of PR and the iconic theme lest you forget them. But their fiery more…