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Catalonia independence vote: Tensions rise between Barcelona and Madrid

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Catalonia’s regional foreign affairs chief: ‘This referendum is not illegal’

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Music show: Lucy Rose live, Ibeyi and Miley Cyrus

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Judicial reforms: Polish government on collision course with EU

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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 : 2014-04-30

Does 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' live up to its name?

On today’s cinematic show: as director Marc Webb spins another comic-book inspired tale, we're asking if his film, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", lives up to its title.

Plus: after months of feverish speculation, the cast for "Star Wars Episode 7" has been revealed. We find out who will be going to a galaxy far, far away.

And we take a look the French film "24 Days" which brings a terrifying true story - the kidnapping and fatal torture of young Frenchman Ilan Halimi - to the big screen. We hear from director Alexandre Acardy about why he believes it was important to tell the harrowing tale.

By Jade BARKER

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2017-09-25 culture

Music show: Lucy Rose live, Ibeyi and Miley Cyrus

No town was too small and no fan too big for English singer Lucy Rose who set off on a shotgun tour across Latin America last spring. The indie folk star's guiding principle was...

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2017-09-22 culture

Jennifer Lawrence on why she's unafraid to speak out

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence speaks to Eve Jackson about fainting on set in "Mother!", playing a weak woman for the first time and why she wanted to speak out for gender pay...

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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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