Jun 6, 2014 | 9:55Q David Cronenberg at Q Luminato Video
Q David Cronenberg at Q Luminato Jun 6, 2014 | 9:55Internationally-renowned filmmaker David Cronenberg speaks to Jian about his new film "Maps to the Stars" that won Julianne Moore the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Jun 6, 2014 | 5:33Q Isabella Rossellini at Q Luminato Video
Q Isabella Rossellini at Q Luminato Jun 6, 2014 | 5:33Isabella Rossellini speaks to Jian about bringing her weird and wonderful "Green Porno" project -- inventive, costumed vignettes about the sex lives of animals -- to the Luminato Festival stage. The actress (Blue Velvet, Big Night, 30 Rock), performance artist and animal scholar shares why she's so passionately interested the animal kingdom, why the human definition of sexuality is too narrow, and why she had no choice but to suit up and perform "Green Porno" as a solo show.
Jun 6, 2014 | 3:48Q Rufus Wainwright at Q Luminato Video
Q Rufus Wainwright at Q Luminato Jun 6, 2014 | 3:48Renowned musician, Rufus Wainwright, who Sir Elton John once dubbed "the greatest songwriter on the planet," performed live at Q's live Luminato show at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre on Thursday night and discussed his upcoming Luminato showcase "If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway - An Evening of Love Duets".
Jun 4, 2014 | 22:31Q Solo artist Mike Daisey tackles Rob Ford Video
Q Solo artist Mike Daisey tackles Rob Ford Jun 4, 2014 | 22:31Jian speaks with American monologist Mike Daisey about his latest one man show, "Dreaming of Rob Ford", and the tension between truth, lies and creative license. Although the news media has meticulously reported on the Toronto mayor's ongoing troubles, Daisey says there is still much to be explored from an artistic point of view.
Jun 4, 2014 | 21:15Q 'Fucked Up' bring "Glass Boys" to Studio Q Video
Q 'Fucked Up' bring "Glass Boys" to Studio Q Jun 4, 2014 | 21:15Jian speaks with Damien Abraham and Mike Haliechuk, the two core songwriters for F--ked Up. The Toronto band is back with their fourth studio record Glass Boys. It sees the progressive punk-rockers turn inward and assess their evolution from a fringe hardcore act, to an internationally adored mainstream rock band.
Jun 4, 2014 | 12:43Q Half Moon Run bring "Dark Eyes" to Studio Q Video
Q Half Moon Run bring "Dark Eyes" to Studio Q Jun 4, 2014 | 12:43Montreal's Half Moon Run have captivated us with the organic maturity of their debut record, Dark Eyes. Despite disparate musical backgrounds, they have created something beautiful and harmonious. When listening to their sweeping mix of 60s-inspired folk, pop and soul, it's hard to believe they started as strangers, united by a common taste in music and a Craigslist ad.
Jun 2, 2014 | 5:55Q Matt Andersen brings "Weightless" to Studio Q Video
Q Matt Andersen brings "Weightless" to Studio Q Jun 2, 2014 | 5:55The New Brunswick musician, Matt Andersen, joins Jian at the desk to talk about exploring different styles of music while maintaining a solid love affair with the blues. After starting in the local band Flat Top in his native Perth-Andover, N.B., Andersen struck out on his own in 2007. He toured relentlessly, earning a reputation for spirited live performances, direct lyrics, and blues-infused guitar chops.
Jun 2, 2014 | 32:38Q Richard Ayoade & Jesse Eisenberg on "The Double" Video
Q Richard Ayoade & Jesse Eisenberg on "The Double" Jun 2, 2014 | 32:38Actor Jesse Eisenberg and writer/director Richard Ayoade join Jian to discuss "The Double", a new film based on a Dostoevsky novella about a man whose life is upended by another man who looks uncannily like him. In a surprisingly lighthearted interview about the darkly surreal movie, Eisenberg and Ayoade reflect on the humour in existential crises, the cultural resonance of feeling invisible, and the dynamic tension between two dopplegängers who are not strictly good or evil.