Dec 1, 2014 | 27:25Q Bob Colacello in Studio Q Video
Q Bob Colacello in Studio Q Dec 1, 2014 | 27:25Journalist and editor Bob Colacello joins Piya at the desk to talk about his long relationship with Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine, and how he has explored the lives of Andy Warhol and Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Nov 28, 2014 | 16:55Q Sarah Lazarovic on Buy Nothing Day Video
Q Sarah Lazarovic on Buy Nothing Day Nov 28, 2014 | 16:55Black Friday, now one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is once again sweeping North America with door-crasher sales and shop-til-you-drop messaging. But amid all the chaos, Sarah Lazarovic is calling for calm.
Nov 25, 2014 | 19:39Q William Gibson brings "Peripheral" to Studio Q Video
Q William Gibson brings "Peripheral" to Studio Q Nov 25, 2014 | 19:39Vancouver-based author, William Gibson, joins guest host Tom Power to discuss the "unthinkable present", how cyberspace (a term he coined) has colonized the real world, and why he thinks his reputation for prescience is undeserved.
Sep 24, 2014 | 15:36Q Jen Kirkman can barely take care of herself Video
Q Jen Kirkman can barely take care of herself Sep 24, 2014 | 15:36Jen Kirkman joins Jian to discuss the social expectations that inspire her wry routines, whether any aspects of her personal life are off limits and the framework that inspired her best-selling book, "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids".
Sep 23, 2014 | 18:59Q Caitlin Moran shows us How to Build a Girl Video
Q Caitlin Moran shows us How to Build a Girl Sep 23, 2014 | 18:59Caitlin Moran joins Jian to discuss her new novel called "How to Build a Girl". The award-winning British columnist and author now brings us the story of Johanna Morrigan, a well-read, working-class teenager who reinvents herself as an edgy music journalist named Dolly Wilde.
Sep 3, 2014 | 19:31Q Thomas King rides "The Back of the Turtle" Video
Q Thomas King rides "The Back of the Turtle" Sep 3, 2014 | 19:31Thomas King, the award-winning author of "The Inconvenient Indian", joins Jian to discuss his first literary novel in 15 years, "The Back of the Turtle". King reflects on the fraught relationship between humankind and nature, why he writes about historic injustice with humour, and what it means to renew the national conversation about reconciliation with aboriginal people.
Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Video
Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Playwright and novelist Tomson Highway is one of Canada's most important storytellers. His ground-breaking plays have put Aboriginal stories on the international stage. He's won numerous awards for his multifaceted works. And he was the first Aboriginal writer to be named to the Order of Canada.
Jun 27, 2014 | 17:29Q Masha Gessen on defiance and exile Video
Q Masha Gessen on defiance and exile Jun 27, 2014 | 17:29Russian journalist and writer-in-exile Masha Gessen joins Jian in person for the first time since leaving her home country -- a difficult decision she made on account of that country's homosexual propaganda laws and the threats brought against her family. Gessen -- author of "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot", and a sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- reflects on the repercussions of the anti-gay legislation, and the narratives that are missing from mainstream news coverage.
Jun 18, 2014 | 21:55Q Jason Priestley's memoir in Studio Q Video
Q Jason Priestley's memoir in Studio Q Jun 18, 2014 | 21:55Since rising to fame as Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills 90210", Jason Priestley has continued to build his career as a fine actor on both stage and screen -- including his current role on the HBO Canada show "Call Me Fitz". He's also a director, a writer, and now the author of a new memoir about his life called "Jason Priestley: A Memoir".
Jun 16, 2014 | 29:50Q Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith Video
Q Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith Jun 16, 2014 | 29:50Jian speaks with Lynn Goldsmith, an all-access photographer who has spent decades shooting compelling portraits, high-powered action shots and revealing backstage images of stars like Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson and Patti Smith -- to name only a few. Goldsmith shares lively anecdotes from her new collection, Rock and Roll Stories, explains why she's "not anybody's fan", and notes that she doesn't take pictures -- she makes pictures.