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'Left Bank': Agnes Poirier delves into Paris's golden age

It's the Paris of poets, painters and post-war effervescence: the Left Bank or Rive Gauche is forever associated with the artists and intellectuals who filled the cafés and bars of the French capital in the mid-twentieth century. Writer and journalist Agnes Poirier has plunged into that golden age for her latest book, a historical study of the personalities and the exchange of ideas that shaped French society for decades to come.

With cameos from Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, James Baldwin and Juliette Gréco, "Left Bank" serves as a stroll along the boulevards of the cultural capital of the 1940s.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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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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