Italian scholars claim they have unearthed the first known piece by Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci. "The Archangel Gabriel," a painted glazed tile, was signed and dated by an artist believed to be the 18-year-old Da Vinci. The claim is based on a signature and date painted in the angel's jaw line, barely visible to the naked eye. It reads "Da Vinci Lionardo," with the apparent date of authorship; "1471."
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Philip Roth, a colossus of American fiction whose novels and stories like "Goodbye, Columbus," "Portnoy's Complaint," "The Human Stain" and "American Pastoral" chronicled the existential and sexual anxiety of the Jewish American male in the second half of the 20th century, died Tuesday night at age 85.