- Written by Adam West
- Category: Literary & Visual Arts
A DNA testing will be performed in the hope to clarify if Leonardo Da Vinci’s model “Mona Lisa” was found. As it is supposed, she was a woman named Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo. Lisa was the wife of a merchant living across the street from Da Vinci and she possibly had the enigmatic smile which inspired Da Vinci.
Ralph Ellison's landmark novel "Invisible Man" was banned from school libraries in Randolph County, North Carolina. The ban was due to a lack of "literary value" and happened soon after a parent of an eleventh grader complained to the school district about the book's availability. The parent's disapproval relates mostly to the fact that the novel is too filthy for teenagers.
Wall Street billionaire Steve Cohen has bought Picasso’s famous painting ‘Le Reve’ for a whopping $155m. Cohen was initially in talks with former owner Steve Wynn to buy the painting in 2006, but the painting was damaged and only recently restored.