In the days before the Chinese New Year celebration began this week, six high rollers sat down at the private baccarat tables one day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and began throwing down wagers of $100,000 to $200,000 a hand. It was a scene hardly out of place these days in Sin City.
Propaganda pieces produced in China four decades ago during the Cultural Revolution have been unearthed in a storage room at the University of Michigan _ a rare find in either the U.S. or its country of origin, experts said.
"To the End of the Land," Israeli author David Grossman's latest novel, is a story of parental love in war - and of coping with life's demands in the absence of explanations for war's persistence and cost.
A face that will tease you, and please you and perhaps unease you is coming to the post office next year: It's those Bette Davis eyes.