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The world this week - October 24 2014

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Art rocks and shocks Paris

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How to become a Cyborg

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Paris rediscovers Picasso

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Should freezing your eggs be a company benefit?

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Norway: Utoya massacre survivors still seeking answers

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How do artists and writers see the world? France 24 takes you beyond the headlines 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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UK's Turner Prize gets its first French winner

Laure Prouvost's video installation tea party is certainly eccentric enough to be British – but she definitely isn't. The 35-year-old artist from Lille has become the first ever French winner of the UK's Turner Prize, the country's most prestigious art award. We hear why she thinks her win proves there are no more barriers in art.

Also on the show, singer and actor Tcheky Karyo tells us why for him, making music is about much more than just words and music. The Turkish-born Parisian is preparing to release his second album "Credo" – which he describes as “the fruit of two years’ work, cultivated in secret by a team of emotional gardeners”.

Finally, we’re exploring Paris’s seedy underbelly through the photos of Brassaï – as a new exhibition of his snaps of 1920s and ‘30s Parisians opens its doors at the city’s Hôtel de Ville.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-10-24 culture

Paris rediscovers Picasso

The biggest collection of Picasso's work is once again back on show in his adopted home of France. The museum in Paris, dedicated to the most famous artist of the 20th century,...

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2014-10-23 culture

All the fun of the FIAC: Contemporary art fair rolls into town

Jennifer Flay, director of the FIAC, tells us why Paris is the best place to stage an art fair. We also hear from key players in the business about how the market's going global...

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2014-10-22 culture

Encore's Film Show: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' and Woody Allen's Magic

Film critic Ben Croll speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's big cinema releases, including Brad Pitt's World War II tank drama "Fury", Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" and...

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2014-10-20 Soul

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

He's been described as "perhaps the best drummer to have lived" by Brian Eno. Tony Allen is the man who gave Fela Kuti his signature swing.

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2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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