Please don't fondle the centerpieces

by Marisa Martin -- Marina Abramovic Nudity in museum art is a time-honored, classical tradition that would hardly raise a pulse anywhere – except when it's live and is part of your more…

Did Warner Brothers not get the feminist memo?

by Drew Zahn's column -- While most of the movie-going audience this week flocked to a vapid vampire movie about young lust, many parents and grandparents looked instead to the animated film "Happy more…

Can art redeem decrepit Detroit?

by Marisa Martin -- When Tyree Guyton returned home from a stint in the army 1985, he expected at the very least a change of scenery. Instead his childhood neighborhood in Detroit more…

FBI's history laced with homosexuality

by Drew Zahn's column -- Like many in the audience going to see "J. Edgar," the new biopic film about John Edgar Hoover, I am too young to have known the iconic lawman more…

'The 99' get away with grand larceny

by Drew Zahn's column -- It has often been asked whether movies reflect culture or shape it. I'd contend the answer is both, in a sort of lopsided dance that pushes society's values more…

Is this the Spanish Mona Lisa?

by Marisa Martin -- "Portrait of a Woman," Julio Romero de Torres, 1930 The "Spanish Mona Lisa," Christ clawing at magnetic neon sunbursts of atomic fission, the work of "the master of more…

Behold, the Occupy Wall Street messiah!

by Drew Zahn's column -- Here's something both tea partiers and the Occupy Wall Street gang can agree on: When wealthy, powerful interests get the keys to Big Government, nobody wins. But just more…

Occupy Wall Street art: Cirque d'Silly

by Marisa Martin -- You may have never heard the names Noah Fischer, Paddy Johnson or Kalle Lasn, but they are very occupied with Wall Street just now. As the spectacle known more…

Swashbucklers sure can be tempting

by Drew Zahn's column -- The latest reincarnation of "The Three Musketeers" – starring Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz – is one of the most gorgeous films you will more…