Stunning treasure trove of art commemorates 9/11

by Marisa Martin -- Slogans of camaraderie and encouragement blossomed across car windows and city halls directly after the 9/11 attacks. The nation stood as one for just a moment, grievously energized more…

'Archie' takes bullet for 'gay' cause

by Marisa Martin -- Archie Andrews was the love of my life at 12 – but I was forced to share him with sweet Betty and sultry Veronica, of course. How galling. more…

Money, politics collide in war for art

by Marisa Martin -- Is a painting real property or intellectual property? This is just one of the hotly debated issues over the "American Royalties Too Act of 2014," cleverly shortened to more…

Wake up, West! Russia marches to 'holy' war

by Marisa Martin -- Something very strange is happening in Russia – stranger than Putin's fawning female devotees or half nude, Siberian hunting excursions. Byzantium II is resurrecting – or attempting to more…

Artists bomb Israel (with graffiti)

by Marisa Martin -- Rockets are coughing up death over Israel's cities like swarms of incendiary summer wasps – 1,000 rocket strikes in six days at last count (July 8-14). Elsewhere, editors more…

Why do evangelicals make bad art?

by Marisa Martin -- From 2006 to 2012 Kemper Crabbe penned thoughtful articles on "Why Evangelicals Make Bad Art" and came up with enough ideas and examples for 30 columns. Unfortunately, he more…

Armies attack and defend 'Jesus'

by Marisa Martin -- Last fall in one of those supernaturally charged, numinous moments so rare they become legend, a war was halted because of a 40-foot statue of Jesus. According to more…

God's not dead – and neither is beauty

by Marisa Martin -- Not too long after Nietzsche seized headlines declaring, "God is dead," the art community was mulling over the looming demise of "beauty" as well. Are the two related? more…