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Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

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Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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The Rolling Stones pay homage to the blues with new covers album

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones tip their hats to the blues greats, releasing their first studio record in a decade, "Blue & Lonesome". Also, Italian artist and provocateur Maurizio Cattelan emerges after a five-year hiatus from sculpture, with a major exhibition staged in Paris, titled "Not Afraid of Love".

Plus, Omar Sy has tickled funny bones as one of France’s most popular comedic actors, with a string of homegrown hits and a César award under his belt. Now, with English-language roles trickling in, Sy is the latest Gallic film star trying to crack Hollywood.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-07-18 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Why we love 'Ant-man and the Wasp'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news including "My Favourite Fabric," "Ant-man and the Wasp," and "The Last Movie."

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2018-07-17 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

Olivia Salazar-Winspear swaps her Parisian studio for the sunshine of the South of France, with a special edition of Encore! from France’s foremost performing arts event. For its...

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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2018-07-13 Culture

Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

It's his sixth time warding off planetary disaster, but agent Ethan Hunt shows no sign of letting up. Tom Cruise's character is back with daredevil stunts and spy-centred...

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2018-07-12 Eve JACKSON

The must-see exhibitions of the summer

We check out the top exhibitions to see this summer. Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes us from internationally renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei's exhibition in the...

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