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The booming business of cannabis in Spain

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Trump's First 100 Days, The Pope in Egypt (part 2)

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Egypt's Coptic Christians targeted by Islamic State group

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France's wartime past takes centre stage in presidential campaign

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How one NGO is using 3D printers to improve disaster relief

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What remains of Nicaragua’s revolution?

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Macron vs Le Pen: The battle for France's top job

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Paris's Louis Vuitton Foundation showcases contemporary African art

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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 : 2014-01-08

Yves Saint-Laurent: The life of a fashion icon

Designer Yves Saint-Laurent is already an icon of the fashion world. Now he's being immortalised in celluloid as a new film is released about his life and his long romantic relationship with Pierre Bergé. Catherine Nicholson and France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson find out if 24-year-old leading man Pierre Niney does a good job, and just why another YSL biopic is being released later this year.

Also on our all-film edition of the show: Charlotte Gainsbourg goes below the belt in the latest offering from Lars Von Trier, "Nymphomaniac"; and we discover the true life story of an unarmed man shot dead in San Francisco in indie film "Fruitvale Station".

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-04-28 culture

Paris's Louis Vuitton Foundation showcases contemporary African art

From Benin to Botswana, Cameroon to Congo, creations from sub-Saharan Africa are this summer’s hottest ticket at the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art. In this...

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2017-04-27 culture

Deep Purple: 'To plan a last gig, that's very frightening!'

Rock gods Deep Purple speak to Eve Jackson about whether the long goodbye tour is really their last, their tumultuous past and why getting older is "a pain in the ass."

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2017-04-26 culture

Film show: 'Django', 'The Paris Opera' and 'Manhattan'

From a biopic about the jazz great Django Reinhardt, to a Woody Allen classic via a behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Opera, movie critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson...

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2017-04-25 culture

Papa Wemba: Remembering the music and style icon, one year on

A year on from his death on stage in Ivory Coast, we meet the style gurus paying tribute to Papa Wemba. Also on the show, we chat to Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell during...

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2017-04-24 culture

Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

Georgian virtuoso Khatia Buniatishvili has been dubbed the "pop star pianist". The classical pianist tells Richelle Harrison Plesse why her performances are like rock concerts,...

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