From holy days to hipsters

by Marisa Martin -- Igal Fedida This is the time Jewish people observe the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. While Israel fights for its existence in the United more…

Makers of 'Fireproof' get 'Courageous'

by Drew Zahn's column -- When the folks of Sherwood Baptist Church of Albany, Ga., set out to make the movie "Facing the Giants," it's reported they were surprised to see how a more…

Wal-Mart empress gifts America new cultural Mecca

by Marisa Martin -- Wal-Mart is known for bringing its customers just about anything. The bulky, white boxes dot the planet, sporting teabags and trousers, mousetraps and – in China – crocodiles. more…

Disney movies: Divine or diabolical?

by Drew Zahn's column -- When my wife and I were new parents, our parents (the generation today in their 60s) didn't understand: Just because something is animated doesn't mean I want my more…

9/11 art: The good, the bad, the truly disgusting

by Marisa Martin -- "The Blistering Plume" by Donna Levinstone On 9/11 fear and anger and grief temporarily galvanized Americans into one united front. Flags, anthems and prayers ascended with the smoke, more…

Genesis, 'unauthorized' version

by Marisa Martin -- Joseph from "Illustrated Genesis," by R. Crumb Robert (R.) Crumb, one of the principle voices and a pillar of 1960s counter culture, has done something almost unimaginable – more…