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Gardening à la Bret Easton Ellis...

Have you ever wondered how Emily Bronte would bleed a radiator, what Homer would cook you for dinner and how Bret Easton Ellis would do his weeding? In three fabulous books the literary ventriloquist Mark Crick gives us household tips written in the style of literature's greatest writers. 'Kafka's' Soup and 'Sartre's Sink' offer recipes and DIY tips. The latest, 'Machiavelli's Lawn' is a gardeners' handbook.

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2015-01-27 culture

The voices of Auschwitz in music, film and literature

Seventy years after the liberation of the Nazi death camp, we speak to those who survived the atrocities and through music, film and literature are telling their stories.

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2015-01-26 music

Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

Central African musician Ray Lema joins music critic Mark Thompson and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about his new album, "Nzimbu". They also discuss the week's music news,...

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2015-01-23 culture

Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

His works include "Affliction", which was made into a movie with Nick Nolte, "Continental Drift", "Lost Memory of Skin" and "Rule of the Bone". His protagonists are blue-collar...

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2015-01-22 culture

French film 'Taken 3' slammed by critics as 'dull'

We look at Liam Neeson’s third outing in "Taken 3", which is topping the box office but leaving critics cold. Plus, we bring you our film critic Lisa Nesselson’s interview with...

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2015-01-21 culture

'Foxcatcher': Brains, brawn and bats in the belfry

Olympic-level wrestling, brotherly love and megalomania: the film “Foxcatcher” has it all. Our film critic Lisa Nesselson takes us through it. Also, the Cannes film festival...

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