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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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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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2015-07-29 culture

The films of summer 2015

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson reveal their round-up of some of the most exciting films for summer 2015. They review "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", "Ted 2" and...

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2015-07-28 culture

The styles of summer 2015

From itsy bitsy teenie weenie blue and pink sporty bikinis to hats, hats and more hats and the 70s revival, the editor-in-chief of NowFashion Jessica Michault joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-27 culture

The sounds of summer 2015

From Pharrell Williams' latest catchy number to the end of Janet Jackson's seven-year silence via some French festival fun, FRANCE 24's music critic Mariam Saab joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-24 culture

Behind the lens at France’s Arles photography festival

With vintage Vegas, the leaning Tower of Pizza and long-lost colour film of Fellini's "8 ½", we take you to the south of France for the Arles photography festival. Among the 250...

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2015-07-23 culture

Paris’ twist on the global phenomenon of hip-hop

As Paris’ biggest ever hip-hop exhibition comes to an end, it’s your last chance to see how the Arab World Institute traces the history of the phenomenon from its birth in the...

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