French Comic Gad Elmaleh Tests His Skills in America

Elmaleh and American Stand-up

I recently came across an interesting documentary on YouTube, produced by and starring Gad Elmaleh, the famous French comedian. You may have never heard of Elmaleh, but in France, he’s a superstar. Born and raised in Morocco, Elmaleh has played in more than 30 films, many of them American. He’s…

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Drawing Macron, French cartoonists take on their new president

Macron by Ignace

On Sunday, May 7th, the French elected a new president, Emmanuel Macron. After a 1-week transition period, Macron took office on May 14th. Since the election, Macron has been busy. Almost immediately, he named his prime minister, the center-right politician Édouard Philippe, and met with Angela Merkel, completing his first official foreign…

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Suite Française, historic novel and tragic account of the woman who wrote it

Book cover of Suite Française

I recently read Suite Française, a poignant novel by Irene Némirovsky that would have remained hidden from history were it not for the courageous actions of her daughter, Denise Epstein. In 2004, sixty-two years after Némirovsky’s death in Auschwitz, Suite Française appeared in French libraries for the first time. It…

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