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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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2015-06-02 culture

Amer Shomali: Harnessing black humour to tell Palestinian stories

Multi-disciplinary artist Amer Shomali joins us in the studio to talk about his film, "The Wanted 18". Screened as part of Paris's first Palestinian film festival, the...

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2015-06-01 culture

La Fine Equipe: French beatmakers merge hip-hop and electro

Encore! says bonjour to La Fine Equipe. The French DJs and producers are launching their album "La Boulangerie 3", a collection that takes in hip-hop, funk and electro. They talk...

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2015-05-29 culture

Edith Piaf tribute's encore run, and jazz festival season in full swing

The Edith Piaf tribute "Hymne à Piaf" is back at Paris' Essaïon Theatre for an encore season, to coincide with the centenary of the iconic French chanteuse's birth. Jazz singer...

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2015-05-28 culture

Rapper's delights: 'Hip-Hop, from the Bronx to the Arab Street'

Calling all b-boys and fly-girls! FRANCE 24 checks out a new Paris exhibition entitled "Hip-Hop, from the Bronx to the Arab Street", and it's a real rapper's delight. Currently...

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2015-05-27 culture

Film Show: 'The Measure of a Man', 'My Golden Days' and vintage Spielberg

The curtain's down on Cannes and film critic Lisa Nesselson is back in Paris to speak to Richelle Harrison Plesse about her festival highlights, including two films currently...

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