Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Video
Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace talks to Jian about her coming out as transgender, her excitement to be a part of Toronto's World Pride celebrations, and about her thoughts on whether there has been a cultural shift when it comes to attitudes toward the trans* community.
Jul 3, 2014 | 3:25Q Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio Q Video
Q Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio Q Jul 3, 2014 | 3:25Creative performer Reggie Watts reminisces over the pedal that got him started on looping and then shares some of his signature improv beatboxing during his feature-length interview with Jian in Studio Q.
Jul 2, 2014 | 31:22Q Creative shape-shifter Reggie Watts Video
Q Creative shape-shifter Reggie Watts Jul 2, 2014 | 31:22Jian speaks with Reggie Watts, a comedic performer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for the absurd. The fearless improviser is now in his third season as the co-star and band leader on the hit faux-talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!"
Jun 30, 2014 | 19:43Q Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox Video
Q Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox Jun 30, 2014 | 19:43Unexpected Orange is the New Black breakout starm Laverne Cox has hardly been basking in her new-found fame - she has been tirelessly advocating for transgender rights and equality, especially the plight of trans women of colour who she says are still living in a state of emergency despite the fact that trans people are gaining more visibility on their own terms.
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 26, 2014 | 32:53Q John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry Inch Video
Q John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jun 26, 2014 | 32:53John Cameron Mitchell joins Jian to reflect on the long-running hit musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". The award-winning production, which most recently starred Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig, tells the story of a transgender rock star from East Berlin.
Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Video
Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33The hard-working Baltimore synth-pop band, Future Islands, broke through with an arresting and intense performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and they join Jian at the desk to talk about their latest record, "Singles".
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.
Jun 13, 2014 | 7:02Q Sam Roberts brings "Lo-Fantasy" (and beer) to Studio Q Video
Q Sam Roberts brings "Lo-Fantasy" (and beer) to Studio Q Jun 13, 2014 | 7:02Montreal's Sam Roberts Band, famous for their feel good rock 'n' roll and shout along choruses, are flexing their synthetic muscles on their latest effort "Lo-Fantasy". The record takes what Sam and the boys were already good at -- anthemic songs and instantly memorable hooks -- and add to that a wave of lush soundscapes, psychedelic washes and layered vocals.
Jun 13, 2014 | 19:19Q Kelis brings "Food" to Studio Q Video
Q Kelis brings "Food" to Studio Q Jun 13, 2014 | 19:19...and it's delicious. Jian speaks to Kelis about her decision to leave and then return to the music industry, her second career as a chef, and how she bridges her creative approach to cooking with making music.
Jun 9, 2014 | 9:55Q Bebel Gilberto brings "Tudo" to Studio Q Video
Q Bebel Gilberto brings "Tudo" to Studio Q Jun 9, 2014 | 9:55Internationally celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto brings a special preview of Tudo, her first new album in five years, to Studio Q. Gilberto tells Jian that the the album, which is due out in August, is special to her because there was "so much happening in [her] head" during its making.
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.