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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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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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2015-08-27 culture

Has New Orleans got its groove back?

Music, food and hurricanes – they’re the things we know New Orleans best for. Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, Eve Jackson visits the city to see how it has recovered. With...

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2015-08-27 culture

Palme d'Or winner Audiard: 'With 'Dheepan', I wanted to show the point of view of migrants'

French director Jacques Audiard won the top prize at Cannes in May for his movie "Dheepan". Known internationally for "A Prophet" and "Rust and Bone", this is his seventh...

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2015-08-26 culture

Film show: 'Dheepan', 'Summertime' and 'The French Connection'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Eve Jackson to talk about the week’s movie news, including Palme D’Or-winning "Dheepan", unapologetic French lesbian romance "Summertime" and the...

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2015-08-24 culture

Music show: Baptiste W. Hamon and Maitre Gims

French singer Baptiste W. Hamon joins Eve Jackson and music critic Mark Thompson in the studio to talk about his French take on American folk music, the week’s music news and...

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2015-07-31 culture

'The Little Prince', from the book to the screen

The much-loved children's classic "The Little Prince" is back. It's been given an animated overhaul by the co-director of "Kung Fu Panda". Mark Osborne tells us more about his...

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