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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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2017-01-24 culture

Backstage at the Haute Couture show of designer Julien Fournié

We take a closer look at the newest member of France’s Haute Couture circle, Julien Fournié. He works with unconventional materials to create riveting works of art. We also take...

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2017-01-23 culture

Dominique Dalcan: Godfather of French 90s pop returns to his roots

Dominique Dalcan joins us on set to talk about a quarter-century of music. The French pop singer and songwriter is back on the scene with "Temperance", a record that connects the...

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2017-01-20 culture

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan speaks out about her time behind bars

After almost four months in prison, Aslı Erdoğan speaks to France 24 about being jailed in what many have described as a climate of censorship and artistic oppression. Also, one...

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2017-01-19 culture

Hisham Matar's memoir 'The Return' seeks answers in post-Gaddafi Libya

What do you do when you cannot leave and you cannot return? The question lies at the heart of Hisham Matar's personal account of his return to Libya in 2012, after more than...

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2017-01-18 culture

Film show: My French Film Festival, 'Stalin's Couch' and 'Birth of a Nation'

The best of new French cinema, live in your living room: film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about My French Film Festival. The online initiative offers a selection of new...

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