In today's special Culture show - some call it high art while others might argue that it's just a strip show. The team hit the streets of Paris to discover the history of Cabaret and its role in modern day life. From the Crazy Horse to the art of burlesque, we're lifting the curtain on this French tradition. And no, this isn’t just one for the boys!
First, as the Los Indignados movement goes global, we ask why protesters in France are keeping such a low profile. Next, status is no protection for top cops, politicians and businessmen as a hotel pimping probe triggers some high-profile arrests. Finally, it’s scissors at dawn as a French hairdressing family goes head to head in the courts.
He's one of the biggest names in post-war Finnish photography - photojournalist Caj Bremer shares the stories behind some of his best clichés with us. But first, we catch up with French musician Yann Tiersen of "Amélie" fame as his international tour kicks off. Also, a new exhibition in Paris shows us France's ancestors weren't all like the comic hero Astérix.
Thomas Sargent (right) and Christopher Sims (left), winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize for economics, said Tuesday that a decision by the first 13 US states to combine their individual debt under a federal government holds the key to the EU debt crisis.
Our guest today is regarded as one of the greats of contemporary European literature. Steve Sem-Sandberg joins us to talk about his latest novel "The Emperor of Lies", which weaves a richly textured tapestry of life and death in the Lodz ghetto during World War II. Plus, French fashion house Carven is back in style with a new artistic director, and we give you proof that Paris really is the city of love.
François Picard meets Graham Robb, historian and author of "The Discovery of France", which has just been translated into French. He gives us a foreigner's look at France from the First Revolution to World War I, and discusses the formation of both the French character and the French state.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Wed. 14/9/2011: Writer Michel Houellebecq is on the missing list; the Socialists gear up for the first big primaries debate tomorrow; Strauss-Kahn may give his first interview this Sunday since his arrest in May; and what did Jackie Kennedy think of the French?
In today’s show Jack Tatum from indie band Wild Nothing talks nostalgia, dreamy pop and making records in his bedroom. Also on the programme the Bollywood film about caste prejudice that’s causing a stir and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling goes on a quest to dig up her French roots.
Australia’s Northern Territory. A team of researchers and Aborigines discover previously unknown rock paintings. How old are they? What secrets do they hold? We investigate the mystery of the rock paintings.