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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.

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Latest update : 2013-11-14

In a spin with B-Boy world champion Mounir Biba

We meet world B-Boy champion Mounir Biba as he prepares to defend his title in South Korea. He tells us why breakdancing isn’t just for Americans, and how he plans to become the first person ever to win two world championships in a row.

Also on the show: Ridley Scott’s "The Counselor" has an all-star cast and a leopard cameo, but can it convince Europe after floundering at the US box office? Also, author Stephen King is in Paris, revealing how he plans to make your skin crawl with his new novel “Doctor Sleep”.

Finally, we bring you news of the Francis Bacon painting that’s become most expensive artwork ever sold at auction; and sad times for street art fans in New York as the historic 5Pointz graffiti building is earmarked for demolition.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2016-09-29 culture

The adventures of Hergé: Tintin's creator in the limelight

We delve into the life and work of the artist behind Belgium's best-loved boy reporter, Tintin. Cartoonist Hergé is the focus of an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris,...

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2016-09-28 culture

Film show: 'The Dancer', 'Aquarius' and 'Dogs'

First-time director Stephanie DiGiusto takes a lyrical look at the beginnings of contemporary dance, casting French musician and actress Soko as Loie Fuller in "The Dancer". Film...

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2016-09-27 culture

Reality Hunger: David Shields does away with novelistic convention

If all art is theft - as Picasso said - then are writers just stealing scenes from reality? Author David Shields talks to us about his book "Reality Hunger", a literary collage...

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2016-09-26 culture

Music show: Mykki Blanco, Van Morrison & The Weeknd’s duo with Daft Punk

France 24 music critic Mariam Saab takes Richelle Harrison Plesse through the week’s new releases; gender-fluid artist Mykki Blanco talks tattoos, flying the freak flag and...

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2016-09-23 culture

Xavier Dolan: Wunderkind of Québecquois cinema

He's directed nine films, won dozens of awards and worked with some of the biggest names in French cinema and Xavier Dolan's not yet thirty years old. His latest film "It's only...

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