Georgia O’Keeffe and the $44 Million Jimson Weed

A 1932 painting of Jimson weed by Georgia O'Keeffe has sold at auction, following a bidding war that has resulted in a record-breaking price of $44 million.

The Other Winston Churchill

Do you know about Winston Churchill, the American novelist? Now you do.
Skellig Michael where they are filming Star Wars Episode VII

Skellig Michael: An Island Far, Far Away (Where “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Was Filmed)

Star Wars Epiosde VII was filmed on Skellig Michael island in Ireland.

The Fall of Adam, Reversed

The 15th century marble statue of Adam, by Venetian sculptor Tullio Lombardo has been restored by the Metropolitan Museum.
Cuban Born Baseball Players

Cuban-Born Baseball Players Hit the Major League

Baseball, politics, and nationalism are all at play when it comes to Cuban MLB players.

What’s in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher donated $10.5 million to Lincoln Center. The money went to renovate Philharmonic Hall.

Louise Glück Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Louise Glück has won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Faithful and Virtuous Night.

The First English Books

In the rare book world, the earliest printed books are known as incunables or incunabula.
Snowpiercer Dystopian Film

Why are Dystopian Films on the Rise Again?

The recent uptick in dystopian films and post-apocalpytic scenarios seems more urgent and more extreme than it has in the past.