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  • Elfin, big-eyed, with corkscrew curls, Michael Sheen's Hamlet has a multiple-personality disorder.

    Multiple Personalities at Play

  • Fitting in well to the Jardin des Plantes, Paris dealer Chantal Crousel will bring French artist Alain Séchas's green polyester sculpture from 2005 of a beautifully proportioned nude woman with extra-long legs and the head of a big-eyed, friendly cat with stand-up ears price: €110,000.

    Next Up at the Grand Palais

  • Since 2005, Macy's has worked with noted artists on designs, and for this year's parade it recruited Hollywood director Tim Burton , who worked on a balloon featuring a big-eyed boy who grins through jagged teeth.

    Macy's Parade Studio on New Turf

  • After sending her a few big-eyed stares, the rest of the girls started drifting away.

    Choker

  • She hummed with energy—everyone did—and no one seemed hateful, but rather like big-eyed children, regardless of age.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Anthony takes the tropes of pop culture sci-fi-flying saucers, big-eyed alien "grays" - and makes us take them at face value.

    MIND MELD: The Forgotten Books of SF/F/H

  • He believed they were cowards until he saw them fight, scavengers until he saw them kill, and after the first few times they cornered him in the Jeep while Roland was out tagging elephants in the bush, he began to take more notice of the local stories about them: their big-eyed curiosity and unnerving persistence, the relative ease with which they let themselves into gated villages and made off with children and young mothers.

    The Laugh

  • Such are the questions that interest Pomelo, a big-eyed, long-trunked pink elephant who, while known in France, is only now making its American debut with "Pomelo Begins to Grow" Enchanted Lion, 48 pages, $16.95 .

    A Tiny Ambassador to Entrancing Worlds

  • He believed they were cowards until he saw them fight, scavengers until he saw them kill; and after the first time they cornered him in the Jeep, he began to take more notice of the local stories: their big-eyed curiosity, their unnerving persistence, the relative ease with which they let themselves into gated villages.

    The Laugh

  • Would Parisians of the Impressionist era swoon over a big-eyed child picture?

    Whither Butter Sculpture?

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