Feb 5, 2014 | 11:40Q GTA 5's Steven "Trevor" Ogg on QTV Video
Q GTA 5's Steven "Trevor" Ogg on QTV Feb 5, 2014 | 11:40Grand Theft Auto is one of the most polarizing -- and popular -- videogame franchises ever. The game's violent and sexually explicit scenes have long been controversial, but its creators have pushed the limits yet again by including a brutal torture scene in GTA 5. Canadian actor Steven Ogg joins Jian to explain why he tried to make his character, Trevor Phillips, more than a "one note psychopath". Ogg also opens up on why he accepted the role, why it wasn't jarring to act out extreme violence for the motion capture software, and how he responds to critics of the game.
Dec 11, 2013 | 30:25Q Radiolab host Jad Abumrad in Studio Q Video
Q Radiolab host Jad Abumrad in Studio Q Dec 11, 2013 | 30:25Jad Abumrad is the co-host of Radiolab, the innovative, popular American public radio program and podcast about science & philosophy. HOW the show spins a tale is as much a part of the appeal as the stories it tells.
Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Video
Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Joe Clark's tenure as Canadian Prime Minister was short, but full of global drama, and his reputation as a statesman who understands the currents of international events is solid. He has a new book out and isn't shy about weighing in on Stephen Harper's particular brand of leadership, misguided foreign policy, and Canada's current role in the world. He joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23Q Are men obsolete? (Q debate) Video
Q Are men obsolete? (Q debate) Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23"Be it resolved that men are obsolete." That's the provocative motion to be argued
between Hanna Rosin, senior editor of The Atlantic, for the affirmative side, and British comic and columnist Caitlin Moran for the negative -- about the notion that women are not only catching up to but actually surpassing men, and that they may soon be the dominant sex.
In a cordial, idea-driven debate, the woman discuss how class factors into the changing dynamics between men and women, how notions of masculinity may be affected by that change, and why it's important to talk about the areas in which men increasingly need help.
Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Video
Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31David Suzuki has explored many medical issues on his long-running show 'The Nature of Things' -- Lyme disease, obesity, neuroplasticity -- but his latest research on Alzheimer's disease has a deeply personal bent. The award-winning geneticist knows all too well that his odds of contracting the condition are high. His mother died of it, and two of his uncles and an aunt also suffered from dementia. Jian speaks with Suzuki about his family's history with Alzheimer's, the setbacks and breakthroughs in treating the disease, and whether he meant it when he said he'd "just as soon be put down" if he lost his cognitive capabilities.
Nov 1, 2013 | 18:58Q Q Media Panel: Rob Ford tape materializes Video
Q Q Media Panel: Rob Ford tape materializes Nov 1, 2013 | 18:58The Star spearheaded the Canadian investigation into the story, and stood by two of its best reporters as they pursued allegations that many dismissed as a media conspiracy. "A lot of folks have said 'hooray this is vindication'," said Cruickshank. "I think of it as corroboration."
Oct 15, 2013 | 18:09Q John Greyson and Tarek Loubani in Studio Q Video
Q John Greyson and Tarek Loubani in Studio Q Oct 15, 2013 | 18:09Filmmaker John Greyson and doctor Tarek Loubani share firsthand accounts of their seven-week detention without charges in Egypt, insisting that the massacre they witnessed - not their jail time - was the worst part.
Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Video
Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25For the past few weeks, Quebec has been seized with an intense debate over the proper relationship between religion and the state, stoked by the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. We've had our regular panel of English media commentators weigh in, we've convened a Q debate on the issue, and now we're excited to offer the insider's view with the help of our Montreal media panel! Jian speaks with Journal de Montreal's Lise Ravary, La Presse's Marc Cassivi and CBC C'est La Vie's Bernard St-Laurent at L'Olympia in front of a sold-out crowd.
Sep 4, 2013 | 29:43Q Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei on Q Video
Q Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei on Q Sep 4, 2013 | 29:43Ai Weiwei, one of the world's most compelling and best-known artists, is an outcast in his homeland. Jian speaks with Ai Weiwei about fusing politics and art, and what it's like trying to connect with an international audience while in his home country when Chinese authorities are trying to keep his name and his ideas away from the public.
Jul 24, 2013 | 29:48Q Marina Abramovic is present in Studio Q Video
Q Marina Abramovic is present in Studio Q Jul 24, 2013 | 29:48Legendary performance artist, Marina Abramovic, has explored sensation and the physical body, the operation of the mind, and the relationship between artist and audience. She joins Jian at the desk to talk about her latest piece, "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic", how her troubled upbringing informed her approach to art, her fight to validate performance as a legitimate artform, and how becoming a celebrity has changed her art.