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.
Today, literary news as the very prestigious Man Booker Prize has been awarded yesterday evening in London. The winner is Howard Jacobson for his novel 'The Finkler Question', a funny and heartbreaking story about 'Jewishness', or what it means to be Jewish today.
Today cinema critic Franck Garbarz talks about David Fincher's latest picture, 'The social network': the story of the man behind the creation of Facebook, which has unquestionably become a worldwide social phenomenon. And the heart-wrenching 'Sarah's key' based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s book, featuring Kristin Scott Thomas. This story of the infamous 'Vel d'Hiv' roundup of 13,000 Jews in July 1942 and a American born journalist faced with her conscience.
We’re going to Paris’ Museum of Modern Art (Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris) to see Larry Clark’s retrospective 'Kiss the Past Hello'. Sex, drugs and guns don’t exactly set a good example for youth. Were the Paris authorities right to ban the show to minors? Or is this a return to old morals? Sean Rose answers.
Our literary editor Augustin Trapenard is going back to classics today with two American books that just came out in France. First up is 'March' by Geraldine Brooks. The second is the classic revival that goes way back in time, 36 year-old computer scientist author Zachary Mason releases 'The Lost Books of the Odyssey.