Q | Season 5 | May 18, 2012 | 6:05

Cultural Hall of Shame: Man Candles

With Mother's Day wrapped up, and Father's Day around the corner, Elvira welcomes "man candles" (candles with "manly scents" like "Riding Mower" and "2 x 4") into Q's Cultural Hall of Shame, despite the misgivings of Wessex singer-songwriter Frank Turner.

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Q - "Man Like You" by Patrick Watson live in Studio QMar 17, 2014 | 3:49Q "Man Like You" by Patrick Watson live in Studio Q Video
Q "Man Like You" by Patrick Watson live in Studio Q Mar 17, 2014 | 3:49Patrick Watson - the band and the man - are joined on stage by a string quartet to perform the song "Man Like You" from their 2009 record "Wooden Arms" for a packed house at the Olympia theatre in Montreal.
Q - Grant Lawrence brings "The Lonely End of the Rink" to Studio QMar 17, 2014 | 13:55Q Grant Lawrence brings "The Lonely End of the Rink" to Studio Q Video
Q Grant Lawrence brings "The Lonely End of the Rink" to Studio Q Mar 17, 2014 | 13:55There's a cultural assumption that every child born in the great white north of Canada is imbued with a love and devotion for hockey. And if those kids are born to highly competitive sports-fans, the pressure only mounts. Grant Lawrence, a musician and host of CBC Radio 3, was among those ushered onto the ice at a young age. He chronicles his early ambivalence toward the sport in a new memoir "The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie". Lawrence recalls the contrast between the hockey heroes on television and the bullying teammates who liked to pick on the "runt" goalie with big glasses. "I had a big struggle with that polarity," he admits.
Q - "Good Sex" by Kevin Drew live in Studio QMar 14, 2014 | 3:17Q "Good Sex" by Kevin Drew live in Studio Q Video
Q "Good Sex" by Kevin Drew live in Studio Q Mar 14, 2014 | 3:17Kevin Drew, one of the founding members of Broken Social Scene, was in Studio Q this morning to perform "Good Sex" from his new solo record "Darlings".
Q - "Flume" by Coeur de Pirate live in Studio QMar 13, 2014 | 3:08Q "Flume" by Coeur de Pirate live in Studio Q Video
Q "Flume" by Coeur de Pirate live in Studio Q Mar 13, 2014 | 3:08Beatrice Martin, also known by her musical nom-de-plume Coeur de Pirate, was in Studio Q this morning to perform from her latest record, populated by covers of English language songs, including Bon Iver's "Flume".?
Q - Olivia Chow reflects on her JourneyMar 12, 2014 | 20:43Q Olivia Chow reflects on her Journey Video
Q Olivia Chow reflects on her Journey Mar 12, 2014 | 20:43Politician Olivia Chow is about to run for mayor of the city of Toronto, against Rob Ford and others. There is speculation that her own past as an immigrant to the city will be part of her attempt to appeal to working-class and suburban communities in the city. Here she talks about her memoir, My Journey, which touches on those aspects of her past.
Q - John Carter Cash on his father's legacyMar 12, 2014 | 17:43Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Video
Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43While digging through his late father's old recordings, John Carter Cash stumbled upon an unreleased album from legendary country singer Johnny Cash. Originally ignored by Columbia records during a rough patch in his career, the album has been touched up and is set to be released on March 25th. Cash joins Jian to discuss his amazing discovery. As he explains, the album, titled "Out Among the Stars", bridges the gap between his father's early boisterous days and the melancholy sounds of his late recordings. The son of the influential music icon also reflects on his famous father's legacy and the side of his family he hopes to reveal in his recent book "House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father Johnny Cash".
Q - A chat with 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko and her biographer Bruce GriersonMar 11, 2014 | 18:12Q A chat with 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko and her biographer Bruce Grierson Video
Q A chat with 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko and her biographer Bruce Grierson Mar 11, 2014 | 18:12If you think it's too late to take up track and field, consider the amazing case of Olga Kotelko. The retired Vancouver school teacher attended her first "masters" track and field competition in her late 70s -- and shocked her competitors by taking home the gold. Now, at the age of 94, Kotelko holds 26 world records and is the female nonagenarian still long-jumping and high- jumping competitively. Jian speaks to the athlete as well as Bruce Grierson, an award-winning journalist who's written a book about her journey and the science of aging: What Makes Olga Run?
Q - "Holding On For Life" by the Broken Bells live in Studio QMar 10, 2014 | 3:23Q "Holding On For Life" by the Broken Bells live in Studio Q Video
Q "Holding On For Life" by the Broken Bells live in Studio Q Mar 10, 2014 | 3:23Shins frontman James Mercer and in-demand producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) have joined forces to form the unique musical duo called Broken Bells, which brings both their skills to the fore. They are in Studio Q to perform songs from their new record "After the Disco" - this is "Holding On For Life".
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Q "Argentina" by Tokyo Police Club live in Studio Q Mar 7, 2014 | 4:47Tokyo Police Club return to Studio Q to perform the lead-off song from their forthcoming record "Forcefield".
Q - Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden on reconciliationMar 7, 2014 | 1:16Q Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden on reconciliation Video
Q Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden on reconciliation Mar 7, 2014 | 1:16Fresh off their victory at Canada Reads 2014, "The Orenda" author Joseph Boyden and advocate Wab Kinew reflect on whether change is in the air and whether reconciliation might be on the horizon.
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Q Joseph Boyden on the violence in "The Orenda" Mar 7, 2014 | 2:07Author Joseph Boyden reflects on the use of violence present in his Canada Reads 2014 winning book, The Orenda.
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Q Canada Reads 2014: Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden on The Orenda Mar 7, 2014 | 11:32After four days of fierce debating, Wab Kinew has emerged as the champion book defender of Canada Reads 2014. His passionate endorsement of Joseph Boyden's The Orenda helped elevate the book to its new status as the one novel that could change our nation. Now Kinew and Boyden come together in Studio Q to chat with Q and Canada Reads host Jian Ghomeshi about Canada's annual battle of the books, the grassroots support they got from #TeamOrenda, and why they think a work of fiction set in the 17th century may really inspire social change in modern Canada. Throughout the show, Kinew touted the power of the The Orenda with several memorable statements -- "reconciliation must not be a second chance at assimilation" -- questions -- "do we own the land, or does the land own us? -- and a memorable spoken word tribute.
Q - "Almost Everything" by Hayden live in Studio QMar 6, 2014 | 5:15Q "Almost Everything" by Hayden live in Studio Q Video
Q "Almost Everything" by Hayden live in Studio Q Mar 6, 2014 | 5:15Hayden Desser and his band gather in Studio Q to perform "Almost Everything" from their Juno nominated record "Us Alone."
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Q A chat with "Brave New Girls" star Jenna Talackova Mar 5, 2014 | 16:03When Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada for being born male, her story made headlines all over the world. But since successfully fighting the rules to re-enter the competition, the 25-year-old has pushed even farther to pursue a career in modelling and acting. Her journey to follow through on her ambitions, without being pigeonholed, has been documented in a new E! series: Brave New Girls. Talackova joins Jian to discuss the media firestorm than surrounded her in 2012, why she doesn't want her transgender identity to be seen as a gimmick, and why she's decided to share her story.
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Q "Say It To Me Now" by the cast of "Once" live in Studio Q Mar 4, 2014 | 2:30Stuart Ward, from the travelling cast of the Tony award-winning musical "Once", belts out a stirring performance of "Say It To Me Now" in Studio Q.

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