Click on an image for the full essay.

After it is bombed, Iraq's millennium-old literary heart finds a pulse seven thousand miles away.

What my father, crosswords, John McPhee and Readers Digest magazine have in common.

Christie's auctions post-independence art from India, with stunning results



Bangles as an ode to mothers, grandmothers, their movements and their melodies. 

What -- and who -- fed the imagination of the man who crafted The Little Prince.

How Lewis Carroll's efforts to keep a young girl entertained turned into something far more adventurous.

A determined New Yorker keeps disappeared author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry alive.

Image Credit Morgan Library & Museum

Image Credit Morgan Library & Museum

Why Henri Matisse was given unlimited budgets to produce and illustrate books.