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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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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 : 2014-05-01

Louvre on the move

The Louvre is on the move - by the end of next year, another branch of the iconic museum will open its doors in Abu Dhabi. A selection of the new museum's treasures are making their debut at the original Paris Louvre. We take a look.

Also on today’s show: we take a look at a rap battle that’s gone far beyond a war of words. Top-selling French rapper Rohff is to stand trial for attempted murder, accused of being part of a gang that savagely beat up a shop assistant in a boutique belonging to rival rapper Booba.

Finally, controversial American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe had no hang-ups about letting it all hang out. But two exhibitions here in Paris show that he was above all an artist with an obsessive quest for aesthetic perfection.

By Jade BARKER

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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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