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Surprising Americans...

Today, author Laird Hunt talks about his latest novel “Ray of the Star”. It explores the mind of a loner who falls in love with a street artist. Hunt is “one of the most talented young american writers” according to acclaimed author Paul Auster. In his fourth novel Hunt has adopted a rather rare literary technique with chapter long sentences. And THE unmissable event in Paris, for all Anglophones who wish to meet new people. It involves drinks, food and happens in a charming Parisian loft...

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2015-03-27 culture

Sound Bites: Eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos

The lead singer of the British rock band Franz Ferdinand takes readers on a rock-and-roll culinary adventure around the world in his book "Sound Bites", which has just been...

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2015-03-26 culture

Carl Barat’s Glory Days

He's best known as a founding member - along with Pete Doherty - of the influential English band The Libertines, as well as the shorter-lived Dirty Pretty Things. Carl Barat...

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2015-03-25 culture

Film Show: 'Dear White People', 'All About Them' and 'All About Eve'

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including "Dear White People", "All About Eve" and the French drama "All About Them" ("A trois on...

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2015-03-23 culture

Music Show: Kendrick Lamar, Darkel and The Dø

French/Finnish duo The Dø join Eve Jackson and music critic Mark Thompson to talk about their award-winning album "Shake Shook Shaken" and their world tour. They also discuss the...

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2015-03-20 culture

Salon du Livre: Paris’s annual book fair puts Brazil front and centre

With some 200,000 visitors expected, France’s Salon du Livre is a key industry event and a rare glimpse inside the publishing sector. Literary ambassadors for guest country...

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