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Will 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Excite the French?

What will France, the country that spawned the author Marquis de Sade, from whom the term "sadist" derives, make of the S&M novel "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Also on the programme, we go "To The Arctic" with Meryl Streep, and author Cara Hoffman talks about her book "So Much Pretty", which brings the issue of sexual violence into the public conversation.

By Eve JACKSON

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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2014-09-11 International festival of photojournalism

An Artist’s View of the Central African Republic

When sectarian violence thrust the Central African Republic into the spotlight last year, there were few journalists on the ground covering what was to become a massive...

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