Profound Nonsense, The Little Prince and Claude Ponti
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Profound Nonsense, The Little Prince and Claude Ponti

Over many beautiful, useful, proper and reasonably successful children’s books listed in the New York Times list of best sellers, I would recommend any opus out of the weird and impressive bibliography of French-born contemporary writer and illustrator Claude Ponti. There’s hardly any redeeming value to the winding stories written and drawn by Ponti. His universes can seem dark … Continue reading

The Instant Expat: Brettsinclair’s “How I Became An American”
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The Instant Expat: Brettsinclair’s “How I Became An American”

Hugo Brettsinclair, a French expat to the U.S., tells his story on You Tube in two-minute increments. A year ago, I stumbled upon “Clean”, which recounts the making of a fateful passport picture. Hugo and I started a long distance conversation (he lives in WA), which eventually inspired me to ask him for my very own … Continue reading