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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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French Senate report: Govt policy to 'de-radicalize' jihadists is not working

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Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

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France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

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Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

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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 : 2014-02-14

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the 'father of photojournalism'

Henri Cartier-Bresson, who is credited with inventing the art of street photography, created some of the 20th century's most resonant images. To mark ten years since his death, Paris' Pompidou Centre is showcasing an enormous selection of works from his seven-decade career. We take a look around the exhibition.

Catherine Nicholson gives us a guided tour of the blurred lines where video games meet films, art, and music videos. It's at an exhibition right here in Paris.

Also on the show: as the art market booms, we look at the Francis Bacon painting that’s just sold for over €50 million.

Meanwhile, we find out just what happened to renowned writer and cynic Michel Houellebecq when he disappeared briefly in 2011.

And we discover Madame Butterfly’s modern, stripped-back look at the latest production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera here in Paris, 110 years after it was composed.

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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