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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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2018-04-23 culture

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2018-04-20 culture

Total immersion: Klimt's luminous paintings come to life in new art space

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2018-04-19 culture

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2018-04-18 culture

Film show: 'Nico, 1988', 'Escobar' and Amir Naderi retrospective

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2018-04-17 culture

Pushing fashion history forward: Miren Arzalluz at the Palais Galliera

Paris's Palais Galliera museum is home to one of the most important fashion archives in Europe, boasting hundreds of thousands of artefacts which tell the story of what we wore...

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