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Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

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MEDIAWATCH

The refugees of Manus Island

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe's opposition leader says he hasn't been called upon to be part of the new government

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THE DEBATE

Palestinian Reconciliation: Will Fatah, Hamas agreement succeed?

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FOCUS

Could Pakistan be your next holiday destination?

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

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ENCORE!

Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

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ENCORE!

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 : 2016-10-28

'The Wire' and 'Treme' star Wendell Pierce on the healing power of art

Wendell Pierce, the actor best known for his roles in the cult series "The Wire" and "Treme" has put pen to paper for his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds"; recently released in France under the title "Le Vent dans les Roseaux". The book is a powerful, moving exploration of Pierce’s family history, the unique, vibrant culture of his beloved hometown of New Orleans and the healing power of art during the city's darkest hour.

He tells France 24’s Richelle Harrison Plesse how one theatre production helped the devastated Big Easy get back on its feet, shattering the hopelessness and despair felt after Hurricane Katrina.

 

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2017-11-23 culture

Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

Kyle Eastwood and Charlotte Gainsbourg talk about their new albums and what it means to be the children of legends. Also on the programme, Taylor Swift's record-breaking album...

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2017-11-22 culture

Film show: 'Battle of the Sexes', 'Jupiter’s Moon', 'Reinventing Marvin'

Critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about "Battle of the Sexes", starring Emma Stone, which focuses on one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. They...

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2017-11-21 culture

Seal on his new album 'Standards' and why he doesn't like texting

The multi-million record selling artist Seal speaks to Eve Jackson about his new album "Standards", what he thinks of the sexual misconduct scandals in Hollywood and why he...

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2017-11-20 culture

Music show: Paradisia, Björk & Robbie Williams

British trio Paradisia are creating a stir with their ethereal pop that shines a spotlight on their immaculate, heavenly harmonies. Sophie-Rose, Kristy and Anna dropped by the...

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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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