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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Paris: a literary paradise

We embark upon a tour of Paris's literary hotspots, starting at the iconic Café de Flore. Next, we head to famous bookshop Shakespeare & Company to meet the owners who turned it into an exciting literary meeting place. And American author Dinaw Mengestu explains why Parisian life is such a source of inspiration.

Our last stop is Victor Hugo's house for a guided tour by our literature critic Augustin Trapenard, who also discloses his very Parisian summer read of choice.

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2016-05-02 culture

Music show: Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban and Drake

Pink-haired pop professional Cyndi Lauper takes a detour to Nashville for her new country-influenced album. Music critic Mariam Saab joins us to explain how antipodean artist...

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2016-04-29 culture

Legendary German theatre director Peter Stein tackles Samuel Beckett classic en français

Internationally-acclaimed theatre and opera director Peter Stein talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about his latest work, a French production of Samuel Beckett's one-man, one-act...

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2016-04-28 culture

Barbie: What a doll!

At nearly 60, has Barbie become high art? Eve Jackson takes us to her first ever exhibition at a Paris museum. Also on the programme, Alberto Giacometti in Africa and the history...

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2016-04-27 culture

Film show: 'Captain America', 'Trumbo' and Rocky Horror

From Captain America on the red carpet in Paris to France's love of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 40 years on, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film...

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2016-04-26 culture

Director Gus Van Sant looks back at his best films

From an Oscar nomination for "Good Will Hunting" to the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with "Elephant", he's a director who's divided critics from the start. Culture...

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