Posts tagged "piss christ"

OWS Reads

Our founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, has two new articles out on the Occupy Movement:  at Bookforum and at Rolling Stone. Here's an excerpt from the former:
I’m not sure when I first felt that joy, but I know when I named it for what it was: one night lying on a sleeping pad beneath a thin...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Should astrophysicist Martin Rees have accepted the Templeton Prize he was awarded last week?  ||  This is what blasphemy looks like:  A group of French Catholics has defaced Serrano's Piss Christ.  ||  Nickelodeon premiered a new children's TV show on Sunday, "Freedom to believe...or Not."  ||  The death of God is...

Making Torture Beautiful

Making Torture Beautiful 11 June 2005 by Jeff Sharlet In 1989, Andres Serrano dunked a crucifix in a vat of urine and took a photograph of it and called it “Piss Christ.” It was beautiful. Lush, and also far from blasphemous; indeed, it seemed squarely in the sturdiest tradition of artistic reverence for the sacrifice Christ...