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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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2014-09-15 Apple

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2014-09-11 International festival of photojournalism

An Artist’s View of the Central African Republic

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2014-09-12 culture

Richard Ford: From Mississippi to 'Canada'

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2014-09-10 US cinema

Kristen Stewart stars as a Guantanamo guard and Helen Mirren as a French chef

In Encore’s weekly film review, France 24’s critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to us from the Deauville American Film Festival. She brings us all the highlights, including Kristen...

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2014-09-09 contemporary art

Gilbert and George target religious extremism

They're the best known duo in contemporary art. Gilbert and George have an anti-elitist approach, seeking to make "art for all" with a clear focus on their East London...

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