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Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

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The future of surgery

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The tiny parasite threatening your salmon sushi

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Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

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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 : 2014-04-15

Meet France’s newest indie darlings: "François and the Atlas Mountains"

France is known worldwide for its electro scene but in recent years these bands have also been enjoying success outside of the French-speaking market, with the likes of Phoenix, Daft Punk and M83 leading the way. Now, there’s a new wave of musicians hoping to jump on the bandwagon. Encore’s music critic Mark Thompson caught up with one such band, "François and the Atlas Mountains" who are already making waves on both sides of the English Channel.

Also on today’s show; it was dubbed one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time - now twenty years after Nas’ platinum record "Illmatic" hit the charts, it’s set for the big screen and a fresh release.

Plus we take you through the rest of the week’s music news, including how to get paid to attend the Coachella Festival. We also tell you what’s spinning on record store day so you don’t have to wade through the racks yourself.

By Jade BARKER

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2017-11-17 culture

Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

Filmmaker Joachim Trier tells us why the idea of doing a spooky "family horror" came quite naturally, as his fourth feature "Thelma" is released in French cinemas. Billed as a...

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2017-11-16 culture

Arturo Brachetti: The man with a thousand faces

From Batman to Michael Jackson and Madonna and Peter Pan, Arturo Brachetti is the best quick change performer in the world. As his new show "Solo" comes to Paris, the Italian...

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2017-11-15 culture

Film show: 'You Were Never Really Here', 'Justice League', 'Wonderstruck'

Film critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie releases, including "You Were Never Really Here", "Justice League" and "Wonderstruck".

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2017-11-14 music

Dua Lipa: We meet the hottest property in pop

A new pop princess is burning up the charts with her sophisticated, radio-friendly pop. Dua Lipa scooped the best newcomer prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards at the weekend....

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2017-11-13 culture

Music show: Parcels, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Morrissey

Up-and-coming Australian quintet Parcels are making waves with their soulful, disco-pop; serving up funky electro grooves reminiscent of Chic, the Bee Gees and Daft Punk all...

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