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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 : 2014-01-18

Broadway with a twist in Paris

Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon and almost 200 years of American musical theatre tradition have inspired our studio guest, Mark Tompkins. The American dancer, choreographer, and teacher tells Catherine Nicholson how forty years of living in France have added a European twist to the shows performed by his company, I.D.A Mark Tompkins.

After the Oscar nominations, we’re introducing you to one film that has got six nominations but is less well-known than other frontrunners: "Dallas Buyers’ Club", starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.

Also on the show, we meet the young Congolese actress Rachel Mwanza. Only a couple of years ago, she was abandoned and homeless on the streets of Kinshasa, accused of being a witch and facing brutal violence. We tell you how a chance meeting with a Canadian filmmaker propelled her into a film career, and acclaim at the Berlin and Tribeca film festivals.

By Catherine NICHOLSON



2017-02-21 culture

Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of Paris

From ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner...

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2017-02-20 culture

Kiwi indie heroes The Naked and Famous reflect on life after 'Young Blood'

New Zealand's indie-pop heroes The Naked and Famous are the voice of a generation of "Young Blood" fans, the breakout hit from their chart-topping debut "Passive Me, Aggressive...

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2017-02-17 culture

Eimear McBride gives voice to the visceral, vivid process of falling in love

"A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" garnered comparisons to Joyce's "Ulysses", and saw Eimear McBride applauded as a major new literary voice. Her second novel "The Lesser Bohemians"...

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2017-02-16 culture

A disappearance in the desert: Everett Ruess brought to life on stage

Inspired by a mysterious vanishing in the desert of Utah in the 1930s, "The disappearance of Everett Ruess" is a theatrical rock performance being staged at Paris’s 104 cultural...

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2017-02-15 culture

The Best of the Berlinale: Cinema and politics meet on the red carpet

Film critic Emma Jones joins us from Berlin, where an international and cerebral selection of films have been lapped up by critics and movie fans alike. Director Sally Potter and...

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