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Colson Whitehead, 'The Underground Railroad', a tale of escape from slavery

Eve Jackson talks to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, Colson Whitehead. He wrote his award-winning book "The Underground Railroad" to a mix of Misfits, Prince, Sonic Youth, Blanck Mass. Translated into more than 30 languages, it shines a bright light on one of the darkest chapters of American history - slavery.

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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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2018-07-11 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Getting thrills with just an iPhone

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about Steven Soderbergh’s mental health thriller "Unsane", filmed entirely on an iPhone. Other releases include "Dogman," "John...

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