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A novel 'dictated by daemons'

Meet the author who says his work is dictated to him by daemons. Madison Smartt Bell is in the studio to tell us why the damaged narrator of his latest novel "The Color of Night" revels in violence. But first, we try to unpick the web of intrigue surrounding a new London play supposedly written by the great Victorian wit, Oscar Wilde.

Finally, Galliano without its eponymous designer gets a lukewarm reception on the catwalks, while Jean-Paul Gaultier takes inspiration from tattoos.

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2015-03-05 culture

Hugh Jackman on 'Chappie', mullets and kids

He's best known for playing Wolverine and for being voted one of the sexiest men in the world. The Australian actor has been in Paris to promote his new film, "Chappie". Hugh...

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2015-02-26 culture

How French women wash

There are plenty of questionable stereotypes about the French, especially when it comes to hygiene. Apparently, in the United States, some people truly believe deodorant is...

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2015-03-04 culture

Film Show: 'Citizen Four', 'The Circle' and 'Wolf Totem'

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the films of the week, including the Edward Snowden documentary "Citizen Four", gay rights docudrama "The Circle" and...

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2015-03-03 culture

'Deep Down Dark': Telling the story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners

Five years ago, 33 men were buried in a collapsed mine in Chile. More than a billion people around the world watched as they were finally hauled to freedom after 69 days. The...

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2015-03-02 culture

Noel Gallagher, Bryce Dessner and ‘David Bowie is’ in Paris

Our critic Mark Thompson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s music news including former Oasis star Noel Gallagher’s second solo album, The National's Bryce Dessner’s Paris...

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