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Barbie: What a doll!

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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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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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2016-04-25 culture

Music show: Beyoncé, Papa Wemba and Billy Paul

All hail Queen Bey: Beyoncé has made "Lemonade" from marital strife. The singer’s new record sees her getting mad and calling out the cheaters of the world in a visual concept...

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2016-04-22 culture

Remembering the Purple Reign of Prince

He was a person bursting with music, a wildly prolific songwriter, singer, producer, one-man studio band and consummate showman. He was acclaimed as a sex symbol, a musical...

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