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Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

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Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

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Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

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France's electricity grid under pressure amid cold snap

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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.

Latest update : 2012-12-10

The art of the absurd with Glen Baxter

We enter the kooky cartoon world of Glen Baxter - featuring out-of-context cowboys, boy scouts, and old-style explorers in surreal situations. The British artist tells us how 1930s cartoons inspire him, and whether being an Englishman makes you a little bit sillier than average.

We’re also hearing from Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano as tributes continue to pour in for Brazilian artist Oscar Niemeyer. Finally, find out how Bérénice Bejo, a tap-dancing pig, and the classic silent movie "Journey to the Moon" are linked!
 

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2017-01-13 culture

Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

She's known for sending up the country set, London literary types and everyone in between: no British stereotype escapes the satirical pen of Posy Simmonds.

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2017-01-16 culture

Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

Law student turned electronic music sensation Uppermost has remixed Daft Punk, Rihanna and Adele. The French-Iranian producer takes us back to where it all started on his new...

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2017-01-10 culture

Lauren Groff: Fates, Furies and finding inspiration in France

Barack Obama named "Fates and Furies" his book of the year in 2015, much to the delight of its author Lauren Groff. The novel follows a couple, Mathilde and Lotto, from love at...

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2017-01-12 culture

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone strive to make it in 'La La Land'

Director Damien Chazelle's tribute to the golden age of Hollywood recounts the trials and tribulations of making it in Tinseltown today, all to a toe-tapping soundtrack. FRANCE...

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2017-01-11 culture

Film show: 'The Great Wall', 'Born to be Blue' and 'The Last Face'

Sino-American epic "The Great Wall" transports us to 12th century China as Matt Damon plays a mercenary on the hunt for gunpowder. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why this...

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