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Turkey's crackdown: 'This is unprecedented on many levels'

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Clocking out: South Korea prepares for shorter working week

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Boeing sales chief: 'We depend on China'

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Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks

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US media: Outraged and outrageous on immigration

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How do migrants affect the labour market?

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Children in cages: What drives Trump's family separation policy?

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'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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2018-06-20 Eve JACKSON

Film show: 'Sextape', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', 'Looking for Teddy'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the latest film releases, including an all-female war movie, a Romeo and Juliet alien love story and a modern comedy about...

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2018-06-19 Genie GODULA

Samira Wiley, Darren Criss & Neal McDonough at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

We're talking TV at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival! Genie Godula sits down with small screen stars Samira Wiley from "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Orange is the New Black";...

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2018-06-18 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

Italian singer-songwriter Chiara Civello - whom Tony Bennett once hailed as the best jazz singer of her generation - has garnered fans all over the world thanks to a sparkling...

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2018-06-15 Eve JACKSON

John Cameron Mitchell on his new film 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

American director John Cameron Mitchell, best known for the musical-turned-film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", was at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris to present his...

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2018-06-14 François Wibaux

The art of football

As the World Cup kicks off in Russia, FRANCE 24's François Wibaux and Eve Jackson take a look at the beautiful game through art and music.

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