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'Don't be fooled by 'Optimistic Trump''

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UNICEF report : Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan 'hellholes'

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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.

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Quentin Blake: 80 and still a hit with youth

British illustrator Quentin Blake's drawings can be both terrific and terrifying at the same time, which is why he is still a children's favorite even as he celebrates his 80th birthday. Also, Morocco sells itself as the ideal shooting location in the hope of attracting film tycoons from around the globe.

And Georja Calvin-Smith meets American author Nic Mcdonnell, who wowed critics with his first novel when he was just 17. Ten years later and with several more successes under his belt, he's in Paris ahead of the publication of the French version of two more of his books.

By Georja Calvin-Smith

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2017-03-01 culture

Film show: 'Trainspotting T2', 'Fences', 'This Is Our Land'

Twenty years ago, "choose life" became the tagline for Brit cinema, as Danny Boyle’s "Trainspotting" fleshed out Irvine Welsh’s literary creations for the screen. Now Renton,...

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2017-02-28 culture

Vadim Repin: violin virtuoso bridges the east and west

A talent born on the miniature strings of a 1/8 violin in Siberia, Vadim Repin began as a child prodigy and matured into 'the most perfect violinist', according to the late 20th...

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2017-02-24 culture

Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

American actress Annette Bening has notched up a slew of Oscar nominations, Golden Globes and SAG Awards over the course of a nearly 40-year career. In her latest movie, Mike...

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2017-02-23 culture

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

Proof that real life often provides the best movie scripts: "Lion" is the story of one man’s search to find his family in a country of over a billion people. The film stars...

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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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