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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 : 2012-12-21

The art of the Apocalypse

Today’s show is dedicated to the end of the world - and how artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians have riffed on the subject over the years. What would you do if the world was about to end? Get drunk? See family and friends? Maybe have sex? It’s the subject of a million pub conversations.

We discuss the new film by New Yorker Abel Ferrara. Eve Jackson asks the surprisingly chipper director why he put an upbeat spin on Armageddon.

We also examine literary imaginings of world annihilation with our book critic Sylvia Whitman.

Finally, we find out how Mexican artists are using manhole covers and paper figurines to represent their spin on the gloomy subject.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2017-11-24 culture

The best winter exhibitions

From the Palace of Versailles' winter wonderland of contemporary art to an exhibition showing us the people who came before the Incas and a museum examining whether Christians,...

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2017-11-23 culture

Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

Kyle Eastwood and Charlotte Gainsbourg talk about their new albums and what it means to be the children of legends. Also on the programme, Taylor Swift's record-breaking album...

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2017-11-22 culture

Film show: 'Battle of the Sexes', 'Jupiter’s Moon', 'Reinventing Marvin'

Critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about "Battle of the Sexes", starring Emma Stone, which focuses on one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. They...

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2017-11-21 culture

Seal on his new album 'Standards' and why he doesn't like texting

The multi-million record selling artist Seal speaks to Eve Jackson about his new album "Standards", what he thinks of the sexual misconduct scandals in Hollywood and why he...

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2017-11-20 culture

Music show: Paradisia, Björk & Robbie Williams

British trio Paradisia are creating a stir with their ethereal pop that shines a spotlight on their immaculate, heavenly harmonies. Sophie-Rose, Kristy and Anna dropped by the...

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