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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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2015-07-07 culture

Charlie Hebdo: Freedom of speech, six months on

On January 7th, armed gunmen entered the offices of French weekly Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. The satirical newspaper had published cartoons mocking religious and...

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2015-07-06 culture

Tina Arena: Love, loss and la langue française

We meet the Australian singer and check out her latest album, "Love and Loss". Tina Arena tells us about growing up with an ear for music and languages. Also, music critic Mark...

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2015-07-02 culture

Asif Kapadia's tragic masterpiece 'Amy'

Asif Kapadia's documentary shows us the rise and fall of the British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning at 27. Like his previous study of doomed...

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2015-07-01 culture

Film show: 'Tale of Tales', 'Love and Mercy' and 'Terminator Genisys'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s releases, including Matteo Garrone's fabulous and freaky fairytale "Tale of Tales" with Salma Hayek, the Beach...

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2015-06-30 culture

Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

He has been described as a major new Irish talent with an impressive gift for storytelling. Paul Lynch's acclaimed debut novel "Red Sky in Morning" was a finalist for France's...

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