Hollywood raves, while Castro digs graves

by Marisa Martin -- Fidel Castro, Hollywood's favorite living dictator, and his li'l bro Raul arrested more than 360 political prisoners in the first 13 days of May alone. Perhaps Kings Castro more…

U.S. Army sits on treasure trove of art

by Marisa Martin -- Deep in the bowels of Fort Belvior, Virginia, a perfectly climate- controlled warehouse is crammed with thousands of paintings that almost no one ever sees. Part of the more…

Artists go to war in Ukraine

by Marisa Martin -- As Ukraine cools toward a simmering point, its artists are still stirring the cultural stew and hoping to keep it from bursting into open flame. Ukraine's latest sorrows more…

If the NSA had an art exhibit

by Marisa Martin -- If the NSA had an art exhibit it might look like one of these ... A hushed lover's spat in a corner of the New York Public Library more…

New York art scene tries to convict pastor

by Marisa Martin -- The church has endured its own share of scandals and shames in recent years. But Kiddygate, Gaygate, Cokegate and Fithy-Lucregate are recently overshadowed by the looming spector of more…

Is 'cutting-edge' art the new 'boring'?

by Marisa Martin -- You might argue that the history of contemporary art is a series of avant-garde movements, each new wave outraging the last. – Michael Scott If contemporary artists had more…

Visions of God even communists won't erase

by Marisa Martin -- Anya Roz learned some of her first Bible stories in the Soviet museums of her childhood in spite of harsh state disapproval. In the museums, Scripture remained sacrosanct more…

Inspiration for 'Noah' film revealed

by Marisa Martin -- A sudden deluge from Hollywood pours forth all things biblical onto an arid, unsuspecting culture. Will biblically based art shows in New York galleries come next? Actually … more…