Linda Phillips Ashour

Posts by Linda Phillips Ashour

Retitrage: quel cauchemar

In a dream I had this week, Claire mentioned she had not yet been to an American horror movie. My response to this travesty was immediate.

Doux et surprenant Even if you’re not familiar with the films of Agnès Varda or Jacques Demy, Jacquot de Nantes, released in 1991, will pull at your heartstrings.

À vous de décider

John Kerry and Bradley Cooper go toe to toe this week in the ongoing French-speaking smackdown.

Spécial Toussaint

As I reread my marginalia in Simenon’s Maigret et l’homme du banc, his description of un temps de Toussaint — gray, windy weather curiously without rain —makes me regret not visiting a cemetery or two one recent November in Paris.

Qui veut danser?

When I first heard à la queue leu leu, I filed it away under Charming Expressions Claire Uses That I Will Never Remember. Wrong.

Bien élevé

“Est-ce qu’il est sage?” a French midwife asked me years ago as I held my newborn son, swaddled and blissfully asleep in a clinic in the South of France.

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