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David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

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Looking for a European identity (part 2)

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Looking for a European identity (part 1)

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The man who exported hip-hop to France

From a broke bookseller in the rural French city of Dijon to a music producer in New York, Bernard Zekri is the master of reinvention. We talk to him about how he found himself in the heart of the burgeoning hip-hop movement in the 1980s in the Bronx and how he helped introduce the music genre to France and the rest of the world.

By Jade BARKER

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2015-09-03 culture

David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

It's one of the biggest blockbuster collections of the century. Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide and been made into movies in...

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2015-09-02 culture

Film Show: Wes Craven, ‘The Brand New Testament’, ‘This Ain't California’

From tributes to the horror maestro Wes Craven to a Belgian satire about a useless God in "The Brand New Testament", join film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson for Encore's...

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2014-05-27 contemporary art

Pharrell the feminist?

He’s already a Grammy award-winning producer, singer, fashion designer and global super star. Now Pharrell Williams is branching out into contemporary art, curating an exhibition...

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2015-09-01 culture

Stereophonics remember their roots on 'Keep the Village Alive'

Welsh rockers Stereophonics tell FRANCE 24 why they will always be a band from a small mining village at heart. FRANCE 24's music critic Mark Thompson caught up with them in...

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2015-08-31 culture

Music show: Rock en Seine, Maïa Vidal and a-ha

Musician Maïa Vidal joins music critic Richelle Harrison Plesse and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about the week’s music news, including France's biggest rock festival, Rock...

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