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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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2017-03-30 culture

Black Lives Matter: Using the arts to change the world

Legendary filmmaker Charles Burnett and award-winning children's author Jewell Parker Rhodes speak to Eve Jackson about reflecting the black experience through their works.

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2017-03-29 culture

Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

Does Scarlett Johansson's robot lack the human touch in "Ghost in the Shell?" Why is the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Rouch being honoured all over the world? Film critic...

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2017-03-28 culture

Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Master of the literary selfie

What writer becomes a sensation but also receives hate mail, death threats, provokes legal action and is disowned by members of his family? Karl Ove Knausgaard has revolutionised...

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2017-03-27 culture

Music show: Jamiroquai, Nelly Furtado & jazz singer China Moses

It's the return of the Space Cowboys: British future funksters Jamiroquai make their long-awaited comeback after a seven-year hiatus, hitting the road and releasing their new...

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2017-03-24 culture

Michael Fassbender is author Philip Kerr's pick to play Bernie Gunther

Lovers of literature flock in their tens of thousands to the "Livre Paris". Turning the page on its 37th edition, the annual Paris Book Fair brings readers, publishers and...

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