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Theresa May soldiers on; Israel political turmoil; France fuel protests

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'New right', old ideas? A closer look at the far right in Germany

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Art Deco: France's love affair with the Roaring Twenties

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India's vanishing women workers

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Reporters: An outside view of France's Fifth Republic

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Audrey Tang: A hacker-turned-minister in Taiwan

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The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

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Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

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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 : 2018-02-02

Jeff Koons' tulips wilt as art world slams the sculpture

He offered it as a gift, but Jeff Koons' sculpture "Bouquet of Tulips" could end up costing French taxpayers some of their hard-earned euros – that's just one of the reasons a group of art world insiders are against the project. We take a look at why the sculpture's making waves here in Paris.

We also meet Claire McFall, the Scottish schoolteacher who’s become an international literary sensation with more than a million sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal in the works.

Meanwhile, Terra Kulture Arena is the one-stop cultural centre in Lagos that's injecting new energy into Nigeria's performing arts scene.

And from the slums of Nairobi to working with the United Nations to get young people into music, we check out East Africa's rising hip-hop star, Octopizzo.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-11-16 ENCORE!

The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

France and Japan are celebrating 160 years of diplomatic ties with a cultural season of the very best of Japanese art, architecture, performance and cinema. Olivia...

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2018-11-15 ENCORE!

David LaChapelle: 'Celebrity is replacing religion in these times of turmoil'

David LaChapelle speaks to Eve Jackson about working with stars like Kim Kardashian, Michael Jackson and Miley Cyrus, the time he fired Madonna and how moving to a remote part of...

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2018-11-14 ENCORE!

Film show: On the red carpet for the world premiere of 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

Bulgarian filmmaker Milko Lazarov joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about his award-winning film "Aga" and the rest of the week’s film news, including the world premiere of...

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2018-11-13 ENCORE!

She's alive: Discovering Mary Shelley, 200 years after Frankenstein was published

She was a teenage girl whose first novel became a modern myth. This year marks 200 years since Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece "Frankenstein" was first published. For the...

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2018-11-12 ENCORE!

Music show: Alex Hepburn, Vanessa Paradis and Smashing Pumpkins

Five years after her tremendously successful debut "Together Alone", Alex Hepburn is back with a new album, "If You Stay". She's gone back to the influences that made her want to...

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