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In culture - Eve Jackson meets the man who's bagged one of 2010's best contemporary art commissions. France's Christian Boltanski is showing his creation 'personnes' as part of the monumenta series at Paris' grand palais. So how have he filled the giant space? Stay tuned to find out more!
In today’s culture - Racha Arodaky is an award winning pianist who started at the Conservatoire National de Paris. The French/Syrian musician was also one of Murray Perahia's rare students. But despite a conventional training this player is far from conventional - putting the classics onto sites like facebook and myspace.
Today in culture - After only one book he was labelled 'a phenomenal literary talent.' Nam Le's award winning debut 'The Boat' contains seven inventive short stories set around the globe. Among his accomplishments, the Vietnamese author won the Dylan Thomas prize - awarded for creative talent in writers under 30.
In this edition, our books and ideas editor Sylvain Bourmeau talks about one of the leading economists on the issue of poverty, a rising star in economics and professor at the famous MIT in Boston, Esther Duflo who was in Paris for the release of her new book: 'The human development'. Then, we have a look on the new creation of French artist Gilbert Peyre.