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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 : 2014-01-17

Surrealism at Paris' Pompidou Centre

The Surrealist works of Dali and the like can seem like a living dream: Cyclops spectacles, household objects with ears and noses, a chair that’s impossible to sit on... These and more are on show at Paris’ Pompidou Centre until March 3rd at the exhibition "Surrealism And The Object". Our art critic Sean Rose tells us why this haphazard world vision isn't always that different from the conventional world around us.

Also on the show: in the week that Egypt voted on its proposed new constitution, we meet the young Egyptian artists who are re-writing their country’s cultural scene.

Also, we investigate the resurgence in filmmaking in Romania that they’re calling the Romanian New Wave.

Finally, we’re getting caught up in the buzz of the upcoming Muppets movie "Muppets Most Wanted" - and discovering its hilarious tongue-in-cheek promotional campaign.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2017-09-21 culture

This week’s not-to-miss exhibitions

From the life and career of the Greek opera singer, Maria Callas, at Paris's new concert hall on the river Seine to Monet’s secret art collection and Berlin’s new graffiti...

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2017-09-20 culture

Film show: 'It', 'Loveless', 'Nothing to Hide' and 'The Party'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film releases, including "It", "Loveless", "The Party" and "Nothing to Hide".

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2017-09-19 culture

Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

Elizabeth Strout weaves deceptively simple stories of small-town America that explore human relationships and reveal universal truths. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Olive...

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2017-09-18 culture

Music show: Stacey Kent, Fergie and Van Morrison

Jazz fans are no stranger to Stacey Kent’s effortless, crystal-clear vocals. The multilingual jazz vocalist dropped by the studio to talk about her upcoming album "I Know I...

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2017-09-15 culture

Award-winning photography emerges from the ruins of Mosul

Perpignan’s "Visa Pour L'Image" festival has awarded its top prize to Laurent Van der Stock for his work documenting the battle for Mosul. The photojournalism festival was...

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