Petty dictators collide over 'The Interview'

by Marisa Martin -- When monumental egos collide, they make great news clips but can lead to madness and mayhem – even war. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have been posturing and more…

Christians under ISIS' boot cry out

by Marisa Martin -- JERUSALEM – At tiny St. Mark's Church in Jerusalem's Old City, priests chant in Syriac among smoking, golden censors. It is a dialect of Aramaic, the language of more…

Light of the Jews still defies today's tyrants

by Marisa Martin -- Hanukkah is a joyous time for Jews, commemorating a 2,300-year-old military victory and miraculous intervention in human affairs. It involves lighting menorah candles, gifts and fattening comfort foods more…

Artists wage war on Israeli walls

by Marisa Martin -- JERUSALEM – A quiet and generally unreported war is unfolding across the fabled stone walls of Jerusalem. It follows a clash of religion and cultures, literally outlining them more…

'Super-Pope' becomes homosexuality hero

by Marisa Martin -- Look up in the sky! A bird? A plane? No, it's the Super-Pope! Pope Francis is increasingly sighted aloft with cape and briefcase – in graffiti at least. more…

Abortion 'science' hides Da Vinci's brilliance

by Marisa Martin -- All the world celebrates Leonardo Da Vinci and his joyous ingenuity – proto helicopters, solar power, poetry and so much more. Fewer know of his years hacking up more…

New York City museum hosts terrorist's art

by Marisa Martin -- Monday evening the golden-fingered and famous wined, dined and undoubtedly coveted India's crown jewels at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City – a fittingly glamorous more…

ISIS subject to 'udder' ridicule

by Marisa Martin -- Civilization is disintegrating across wide swathes of the earth, but on their potential eve of destruction, people do as they always will at such grave and fearful times more…