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Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

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DR Congo authorities find ten more mass graves in Kasai

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Poll suggests Trump presidency takes toll on US image abroad

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France's new parliament: 'Debutante ball' at the Bourbon Palace

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Music show: Electro Deluxe, Paris Hip-Hop Festival and TLC's comeback

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20 years of Harry Potter

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Modi meets Trump: The ties that bind US, India leaders

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Left-wing activism on the rise in the United States

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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 : 2013-11-12

Benjamin Clementine: from subway to stardom

When Benjamin Clementine crossed the channel from London to Paris four years ago, he had little more than his guitar and his voice to support him. As a busker on the Paris underground metro, he gained a faithful local following. Now he has his first EP out, an album in the pipeline, and a growing international fan base. He joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to talk Paris, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams.

We’re also checking out the audition process for other would-be underground musical stars. And as France marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, we’re investigating a Europe-wide project to preserve soldiers’ photos, sketches and letters home from the front lines.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2017-06-27 culture

Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

Award-winning American author and journalist Lionel Shriver (who's best known for her 2003 novel "We Need to Talk about Kevin") returns with her latest work "The Mandibles", a...

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2017-06-26 culture

Music show: Electro Deluxe, Paris Hip-Hop Festival and TLC's comeback

James and Thomas from Electro Deluxe drop by the studio to talk about their groove-filled fusion of funk, soul and jazz with an undeniable French touch.

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2017-06-23 culture

Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries....

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2017-06-22 culture

Diana Krall: 'I find romance in everything'

The smoky-voiced pin-up girl of the jazz world speaks to Eve Jackson about her new album, "Turn Up The Quiet"; finding romance in everything and juggling music, motherhood and...

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2017-06-21 culture

Film show: Horror, Disney archives and a big bad fox

From the apocalyptic, psychological horror "It Comes at Night" to the Champs-Élysées film festival, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie news.

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