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

A French Guy Caught in Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
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A French Guy Caught in Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

The most amazing part of this film by Banksy is how a French guy (Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash) makes it big in the USA by robbing the British iconic artist of its manner and style… or not. Maybe the French guy is only a new Banksy project, the dreamer’s dream, a living (- and kind of thick) stencil.   What … 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