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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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2016-05-31 culture

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in 'American Crime Story'

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2016-05-30 culture

Music Show: Emily Loizeau, Paul Simon, James Blake

Franco-British songbird Emily Loizeau tells us about the fairytales and factual accounts she’s woven into her new record, "Mona". Saying she finds it impossible to restrict...

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2016-05-22 Cannes Daily Show 2016

Video: Ken Loach wins his second Palme d'Or in Cannes

Veteran British director Ken Loach has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with "I, Daniel Blake" whilst Canadian whiz kid Xavier Dolan took second with his...

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2016-05-27 culture

Anne A-R : The people beyond the numbers: A photographic manifesto from the migrant trail

Photographer and documentary-maker Anne A-R talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about her new book and exhibition at the Arab World Institute, titled "I Am With Them". From Greece...

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2016-05-26 culture

Paris photography festival shines a spotlight on young, emerging talents

We check out Paris’ Circulations Festival - now in its sixth year - which shines the spotlight on some of Europe’s most talented, up and coming photographers. We also meet an...

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