Obama's America: Where artists are terrorists

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_311999" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Mugshot: Geoffrey McGann"][/caption] You know you're a terrorist when you use paint thinner and digital clocks. It's rough terrain for artists in America just more…

Is poetry God's native tongue?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_307635" align="alignright" width="200" caption=""King David" by Chagall"][/caption] Poetry – the eternal language of lovers, the voice of the half-mad aesthete and the lips of the heart and more…

Face to face with aliens and angels

by Marisa Martin -- "Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody," claimed writer Mark Twain about 150 years ago. But his hidden world was more…

Counter-jihad filmmaker will not be silenced

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_292857" align="alignright" width="201" caption="Eric Allen Bell"][/caption] In 2010 filmmaker and Daily Kos columnist Eric Allen Bell was harvesting all the fruits of an American leftist in Hollywood: more…

Frenchman keeps love for U.S. alive in Europe

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_288217" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Louis Ame, photo: Ouest-France"][/caption] "No other country in the world stirs up as much emotion as America," claims Alexander Stubb of the European Parliament, more…

Christian artists defy Muslim threat

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_283559" align="alignright" width="202" caption=""Thy Will Be Done" by Ni Ketut Sri Wardani"][/caption] Christian artists in the West suffer our little indignities, but those living in Indonesia are more…

Mitt Romney ambushed in NEA trap

by Marisa Martin -- Everyone seems to instinctively know that this election is the biggest deal since Stalin and Roosevelt lit up pipes in the same room – or if you're very more…

Video: Baby Jesus blows up in blaze of glory

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_274357" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Sagrada Familia, Photo: London Daily Mail"][/caption] Last weekend 32,000 eyewitnesses in Barcelona watched their beloved Basilica Sagrada Familia melt before their eyes. Fortunately, a more…

Fatwas and fundraisers: Artists for Obama

by Marisa Martin -- "Everyone is terrified," art dealer Paula Cooper dramatically claimed last June as she promoted her quadrenial Obama-fest for artists. "Everyone" for Cooper translates to perhaps 150-200 American artists more…

Street preacher inspires artists, rappers, more

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_264619" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Sister Gertrude Morgan"][/caption] She was a New Orleans fixture, raucously and righteously proclaiming the Kingdom of God day and night to all who had more…