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Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-07-17

Students Hip Hop their way into learning the English language

In the suburbs of Paris, professional musicians are testing an initiative called "1, 2, 3 Rap" – aiming to turn the often tedious process of learning a foreign language into a fun, "street" experience. Our reporter Lucy Provan went to meet the kids and the teachers taking part.

We go to Iraq, as one if its greatest landmarks, the citadel of Erbil becomes an official World Heritage site… a chance to attract tourists to this peaceful enclave.

And 22-year old virtuoso pianist Kit Armstrong is bringing world-class classical music to the heart of a small town in Picardy. He gives us a tour of a church he's transformed into a concert hall.

By Nadia CHARBIT

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2017-03-29 culture

Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

Does Scarlett Johansson's robot lack the human touch in "Ghost in the Shell?" Why is the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Rouch being honoured all over the world? Film critic...

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2017-03-28 culture

Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Master of the literary selfie

What writer becomes a sensation but also receives hate mail, death threats, provokes legal action and is disowned by members of his family? Karl Ove Knausgaard has revolutionised...

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2017-03-27 culture

Music show: Jamiroquai, Nelly Furtado & jazz singer China Moses

It's the return of the Space Cowboys: British future funksters Jamiroquai make their long-awaited comeback after a seven-year hiatus, hitting the road and releasing their new...

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2017-03-24 culture

Michael Fassbender is author Philip Kerr's pick to play Bernie Gunther

Lovers of literature flock in their tens of thousands to the "Livre Paris". Turning the page on its 37th edition, the annual Paris Book Fair brings readers, publishers and...

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2017-03-23 culture

French sculptor Rodin's Centenary exhibition

From a preview of Paris's hot new blockbuster exhibition for Auguste Rodin’s centenary to Iran's hidden art treasure trove and the official opening of Banksy's Walled Off hotel...

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