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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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2018-06-21 Eve JACKSON

Join our summer solstice music celebration

From Mali via Boston, Dublin and Ethiopia back to Paris, Eve Jackson takes you on a musical journey for World Music Day. We discover three eclectic musicians performing in Paris:...

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2018-06-20 Eve JACKSON

Film show: 'Sextape', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', 'Looking for Teddy'

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2018-06-19 Genie GODULA

Samira Wiley, Darren Criss & Neal McDonough at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

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2018-06-18 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

Italian singer-songwriter Chiara Civello - whom Tony Bennett once hailed as the best jazz singer of her generation - has garnered fans all over the world thanks to a sparkling...

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2018-06-15 Eve JACKSON

John Cameron Mitchell on his new film 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

American director John Cameron Mitchell, best known for the musical-turned-film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", was at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris to present his...

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