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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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2017-11-17 culture

Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

Filmmaker Joachim Trier tells us why the idea of doing a spooky "family horror" came quite naturally, as his fourth feature "Thelma" is released in French cinemas. Billed as a...

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2017-11-16 culture

Arturo Brachetti: The man with a thousand faces

From Batman to Michael Jackson and Madonna and Peter Pan, Arturo Brachetti is the best quick change performer in the world. As his new show "Solo" comes to Paris, the Italian...

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2017-11-15 culture

Film show: 'You Were Never Really Here', 'Justice League', 'Wonderstruck'

Film critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie releases, including "You Were Never Really Here", "Justice League" and "Wonderstruck".

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2017-11-14 music

Dua Lipa: We meet the hottest property in pop

A new pop princess is burning up the charts with her sophisticated, radio-friendly pop. Dua Lipa scooped the best newcomer prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards at the weekend....

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2017-11-13 culture

Music show: Parcels, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Morrissey

Up-and-coming Australian quintet Parcels are making waves with their soulful, disco-pop; serving up funky electro grooves reminiscent of Chic, the Bee Gees and Daft Punk all...

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