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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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2016-08-30 literature

Video: Harlan Coben on suspense, suburbia and success

He’s sold over 60 million copies of his twist-in-the-tail crime novels and had his work translated into over 40 languages. Harlan Coben is the New York Times bestselling writer...

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2016-08-29 culture

Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

Queen Bey sweeps the board: Beyonce scores a record amount of prizes at this year’s Video Music Awards. The ceremony also crowns Rihanna for her achievements and sees Britney...

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2016-08-26 culture

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

He’s a regular on the stage in Paris and this Franco-British actor and director scooped France's top theatre prize for his first self-penned play. Alexis Michalik joins us to...

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2016-08-24 cinema

Film show: Star Trek Beyond, Toni Erdmann, Staying Vertical

Today on "Encore!", we boldly go where no man’s gone before, as the Star Trek saga returns to the big screen. We also talk about German tragicomedy "Toni Erdmann" strikes a...

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2016-08-22 culture

Music show: Céline Dion, Frank Ocean and Lindsey Stirling

Today on "Encore!": A lyrical goodbye, Céline Dion pays homage to her late husband René Charles with a personal and poignant new album "Encore un soir". And, RnB star Frank Ocean...

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