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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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2016-04-29 culture

Legendary German theatre director Peter Stein tackles Samuel Beckett classic en français

Internationally-acclaimed theatre and opera director Peter Stein talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about his latest work, a French production of Samuel Beckett's one-man, one-act...

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2016-04-28 culture

Barbie: What a doll!

At nearly 60, has Barbie become high art? Eve Jackson takes us to her first ever exhibition at a Paris museum. Also on the programme, Alberto Giacometti in Africa and the history...

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2016-04-27 culture

Film show: 'Captain America', 'Trumbo' and Rocky Horror

From Captain America on the red carpet in Paris to France's love of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 40 years on, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film...

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2016-04-26 culture

Director Gus Van Sant looks back at his best films

From an Oscar nomination for "Good Will Hunting" to the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with "Elephant", he's a director who's divided critics from the start. Culture...

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2016-04-25 culture

Music show: Beyoncé, Papa Wemba and Billy Paul

All hail Queen Bey: Beyoncé has made "Lemonade" from marital strife. The singer’s new record sees her getting mad and calling out the cheaters of the world in a visual concept...

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