Virginie Herz on photography, Amobe Mevegue on music, Sean Rose on exhibitions, Jessica Michault on fashion, Lisa Nesselson on cinema and Sylvia Whitman on literature... Every morning, our culture critics give you the lowdown on the latest trends. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 am.
Thursday is book-day on France 24, and Augustin Trapenard, our very own literary editor talks about children’s books, with Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, 'Luka and the Fire of Life'. The book he dedicated to his 13 year-old-son Milan was released today in France. And Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess, the iconic writer of 'Junk' or 'Doing it'.
Our film critic, Lisa Nesselson, tells us about Paris' local
initiative starting this week, "Mon Premier festival de Film" - "My First Film Festival", designed to help make sure that movie theaters have well-behaved customers for decades to come! Paris has one of the world's very last movie palaces that's still functioning as a place to show movies: le Grand Rex. We discover a unique experience for the whole family there with "Step behind the screen"...
Tuesday: Amobé Mévégué brings us the best of the international musical trends. We kick off today in Paris welcoming the Caribbean Vibrations festival starting on the 5th of November. And yesterday a solidarity concert was given to support two French journalists held hostages in Afghanistan for 301 days now.
As every Monday, Sean Rose talks about arts. Today is about the 37th edition of Fiac, Paris’ prestigious contemporary art fair which opened on the 21st October and closed last night. Fiac was staged at two venues: The Grand Palais and the Cour Carrée at the Louvre. This year was a success with about 85,600 visitors.
Today our literature critic, Augustin Trapenard talks detective stories (or roman noirs) with two novels that just came out in France. 'Crooked Little Vein' by Warren Ellis and 'Inherent Vice' by Tom Pynchon. Two novels about the worst in America.