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‘It changed everything and nothing’: ‘Cat Person’ author Kristen Roupenian on viral literary fame

It is the New Yorker magazine’s most widely-read work of fiction: “Cat Person” became an online phenomenon when it was published in December 2017, and got publishing houses clamouring to snap up its talented author. Kristen Roupenian has since published a collection of short stories, “You Know You Want This”, which all explore the themes […]

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Jessica Chastain and Sophie Turner star in new X-Men film ‘Dark Phoenix’

They’re the superhero misfits who’ve entertained us on the big screen for nearly two decades. The X-Men are back with their new movie “Dark Phoenix”. For this latest instalment, they’re joined by new addition Jessica Chastain, as they face their most devastating enemy yet, played by “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner. FRANCE 24’s Louise […]

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Punk icon Peter Perrett: ‘I feel like a cockroach that survived a nuclear war’

Many would not have imagined Peter Perrett, the member of 1970s post-punk band “The Only Ones”, making it past 27, but in his mid-60s the artist still retains his tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. The punk poet discusses “Humanworld” – the follow up to his successful 2017 comeback album – and touring with his sons, as […]

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‘Art doesn’t know colour’: Nelson Makamo’s portraits come to Paris

Wielding a paintbrush as a unifying force, Nelson Makamo’s artwork has made the front cover of Time Magazine and attracted collectors such as Oprah Winfrey. FRANCE 24’s reporters went to meet the artist at his new exhibition in the French capital. We also visit British sculptor Paul Day at his studio in Burgundy. Plus a […]

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Music show: Alba Neiva, Maluma and The National

Paris jazz-flamenco quintet Alba Neiva recently released their first album, a rhythmic voyage called “Hogar”. Singer Lucile Chriqui and guitarist/composer Nils Frechilla tell FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot how their multiculturalism translates into a colourful cocktail in their songs.