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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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2016-08-22 culture

Music show: Céline Dion, Frank Ocean and Lindsey Stirling

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2016-07-26 culture

Going for gold and green: New perspectives from Brazil

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2016-07-28 culture

Paris Quartier d’été: A summer season of performing arts

All the city becomes a stage, as the French capital’s parks, squares and historic buildings host more than a hundred performances. We take a look at the best in contemporary...

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2016-07-26 culture

Greece: Creativity in a time of crisis

A true capital of culture, Athens is strewn with reminders of the gifts the gods left in their wake: theatre, poetry and sculpture. Yet modern Greece has faced financial ruin,...

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2016-07-27 culture

Film show: ‘Genius’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘Endless Summer’

Pages of prose and a fascinating friendship are the true stars of "Genius"; the film examines the working relationship between editor Maxwell Perkins and author Thomas Wolfe....

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