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New form of anti-Semitism? Open French letter sparks controversy

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Macron in Washington: After ‘bromance’, French leader tackles prickly issues

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Is GDP the best way to measure an economy?

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Trump rolls out red carpet for Macron

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Daniela Vega blazes a trail for transgender rights

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Goma families terrorised by wave of child abductions

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May in France: Lucky flowers and building bridges

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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 : 2013-12-12

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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2018-04-26 culture

Daniela Vega blazes a trail for transgender rights

We meet the actress behind a push for social change in Chile: Daniela Vega has been named among Time Magazine’s 100 influential people for 2018 after “A Fantastic Woman” won the...

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2018-04-25 culture

Film show: 'May ’68', Director’s Fortnight reloaded, 'A Paris Education'

It’s been 50 years since the springtime riots which shook France to its core yet the struggle seems to be just as relevant today, as documentary “Mai ’68: La Belle Ouvrage”...

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2018-04-24 culture

Photographer Clare Strand explores the causes and consequences of communication breakdown

What are the consequences when information is mistreated, misrepresented and misinterpreted? Communication breakdown is the theme of a new solo exhibition by conceptual...

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2018-04-23 culture

Music show: Mahalia, Ariana Grande & Willie Nelson

She's a rising star on the alternative RnB scene; 20-year-old British singer-songwriter Mahalia has racked up millions of YouTube views for her breakout single "Sober". Her brand...

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2018-04-20 culture

Total immersion: Klimt's luminous paintings come to life in new art space

It's the hallmark of the most evocative kind of paintings: depicting scenes or forms that are so enticing you want to climb right in. That's now possible here in Paris, where a...

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