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 evening, our culture critics give you the lowdown on the latest trends. Monday to Friday at 8.50 pm.
For many readers, there is no genre more fascinating than memoir – for the insight it gives us into the private lives of people we admire. Today, our book critic, Sylvia Whitman, will discuss four particularly striking new memoirs from four very different writers.
Nicolas Philibert's lilting documentary "La Maison de la radio" offers a behind-the-scenes look at French broadcasting. Sex, lies and anti-depressants are among the components of Steven Soderbergh's urban
thriller "Side Effects." And Edmund Goulding's 1947 film noir gem "Nightmare Alley" ('Le Charlatan') still dazzles in re-release.
Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) is the quintessential Swiss artist of the turn of the 20th century. His art is emblematic of the transition between the old and the new, between the realism of the 19th century and a more symbolist approach to pictorial representation. Hodler is famous for having had his paintings reproduced on Swiss banknotes. His images are part of the Swiss national identity.