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Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

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Italy: Anti-establishment mayor of Rome faces grim reality of power

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Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

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Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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Countdown to Brexit: 'The eyes of history are watching'

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'Brexit: Day One'

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Charity begins on Twitter

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Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

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Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

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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 : 2013-04-10

The Texan Conductor Making Waves in Europe

Today’s guest, John Axelrod, is probably the only conductor working today who was previously a rock'n'roll talent scout for a record company discovering the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, and the head of a wine firm. He has performed with some of the world's leading orchestras. His most recent appointment is Chief Conductor of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, here in France.

Also on the show: the story of opera singer Maria Callas hits the Paris stage, plus we remember Pablo Picasso on the 40th anniversary of his death.

By Eve JACKSON

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2017-03-29 culture

Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

Does Scarlett Johansson's robot lack the human touch in "Ghost in the Shell?" Why is the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Rouch being honoured all over the world? Film critic...

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2017-03-28 culture

Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Master of the literary selfie

What writer becomes a sensation but also receives hate mail, death threats, provokes legal action and is disowned by members of his family? Karl Ove Knausgaard has revolutionised...

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2017-03-27 culture

Music show: Jamiroquai, Nelly Furtado & jazz singer China Moses

It's the return of the Space Cowboys: British future funksters Jamiroquai make their long-awaited comeback after a seven-year hiatus, hitting the road and releasing their new...

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2017-03-24 culture

Michael Fassbender is author Philip Kerr's pick to play Bernie Gunther

Lovers of literature flock in their tens of thousands to the "Livre Paris". Turning the page on its 37th edition, the annual Paris Book Fair brings readers, publishers and...

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2017-03-23 culture

French sculptor Rodin's Centenary exhibition

From a preview of Paris's hot new blockbuster exhibition for Auguste Rodin’s centenary to Iran's hidden art treasure trove and the official opening of Banksy's Walled Off hotel...

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