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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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2016-12-08 culture

The Rolling Stones pay homage to the blues with new covers album

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones tip their hats to the blues greats, releasing their first studio record in a decade, "Blue & Lonesome". Also, Italian artist and provocateur...

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2016-12-07 culture

Film show: 'Graduation', 'Go Home' & Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over some of the standout movies hitting French cinema screens this week. Acclaimed Romanian...

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2016-12-06 Culture

Jean-Michel Jarre: Breathing new life into 'Oxygène'

It’s been 40 years since his best-selling album "Oxygène" was released and sold 18 million copies around the world. Jean-Michel Jarre has now released "Oxygène 3" to mark the...

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2016-12-05 Culture

Music Show: Electro star Agoria stays 'Up All Night'

We meet Sébastien Devaud, the DJ, producer and beatmaker known as Agoria. His new EP "Up All Night" saw him working with visual artists as well as musicians; Agoria tells us why...

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2016-12-02 music

Rendez-vous on '42nd Street' as the meta musical comes to Paris

The Theatre du Châtelet stands in for Broadway, as a new production of "42nd Street" delights French audiences. The show’s stars Monique Young and Alexander Hanson join us in the...

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