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Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

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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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2018-01-15 music

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

Composer and inventor Brendan Power uses the harmonica to reimagine musical traditions from around the world. A visionary, his designs are taking a classic musical staple into...

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2018-01-12 culture

Meeting green-fingered French poet Lucien Suel

French poet Lucien Suel open his doors to FRANCE 24. He invites us into his home in the country's northern Flanders region, where he tends to his secret garden of inspiration....

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2018-01-11 Culture

Eddie Izzard on French grammar, Brexit and trying to get his mother back

The comedian, actor, political activist and transgender hero Eddie Izzard speaks to Eve Jackson about his new Paris show in French, what he’s got in common with Bill Gates and...

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2018-01-10 culture

Film show: Maverick director Sam Fuller and 'Molly’s Game'

Samantha Fuller is the daughter of teenage hack, pulp novelist, war veteran and film director Sam Fuller. She joins Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson in the studio ahead...

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2018-01-09 culture

From Tbilisi to the top: Violinist Lisa Batiashvili

Lisa Batiashvili captivates critics and audiences with her elegant and graceful award-winning performances on the violin. Born in Georgia, she's lived in Germany for more than 25...

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