May 8, 2013 | 29:47Q Revolution tweeter Andy Carvin in Studio Q Video
Q Revolution tweeter Andy Carvin in Studio Q May 8, 2013 | 29:47Journalist and social media expert Andy Carvin has been dubbed "the man who tweets revolutions". He joins Jian at the desk to talk about how Twitter is changing the news and his role as one of the key figures in North America on identifying the first stirrings of the Arab Spring.
Apr 24, 2013 | 20:16Q Was Shakespeare a pop artist? Video
Q Was Shakespeare a pop artist? Apr 24, 2013 | 20:16To celebrate William Shakespeare's 449th birthday, Stars frontman, and Q correspondent, Torquil Campbell, and The New Yorker staff writer, Adam Gopnik join Jian at the desk in Studio Q to elaborate on their debate about whether William Shakespeare should be considered a pop artist.
Apr 17, 2013 | 22:57Q Twitter humourist Kelly Oxford in Studio Q Video
Q Twitter humourist Kelly Oxford in Studio Q Apr 17, 2013 | 22:57Her Twitter feed is hilarious, her following is significant, and her work is gaining traction. The Canadian screenwriter is now the author of a new book called "Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar" and she joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about it.
Apr 11, 2013 | 15:08Q Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak in Studio Q Video
Q Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak in Studio Q Apr 11, 2013 | 15:08Toronto born fitness & nutrition coach, Harley Pasternak has helped such celebrities as Ryan Gosling, Halle Berry and Rihanna get into shape. He joins Jian at the desk to talk about his latest book, "Life Reset Diet" that, among other things, endorses moderation and smoothies.
Mar 4, 2013 | 14:03Q Nigella Lawson brings "Nigellissima" to Studio Q Video
Q Nigella Lawson brings "Nigellissima" to Studio Q Mar 4, 2013 | 14:03Bestselling cookbook author and television host, Nigella Lawson, returns to Q with her new book "Nigellissima". She joins Jian at the desk to explore Nigella's relationship with authenticity and tradition as they relate to food - from the liberties she takes with Italian cuisine, to how she eschews professional chefs on her new show "The Taste".
Feb 15, 2013 | 16:06Q Canada Reads 2013 winner Lisa Moore in Studio Q Video
Q Canada Reads 2013 winner Lisa Moore in Studio Q Feb 15, 2013 | 16:06Over the past four days, five celebrity panellists fought it out; passionately arguing that the novel they were defending was the most worthy. Comedian Trent McClellan represented the Atlantic Provinces and the book he chose was yesterday crowned the winner of Canada Reads 2013: Turf Wars. That book is "February" by Lisa Moore, the story of a widow's grief in the wake of 1982's Ocean Ranger oil rig disaster. Juror Trent McClellan and author Lisa Moore join Jian at the desk in studio Q.
Feb 6, 2013 | 18:13Q "Selling the Dream" author Ken Campbell in Studio Q Video
Q "Selling the Dream" author Ken Campbell in Studio Q Feb 6, 2013 | 18:13Jian talks to Ken Campbell about his new book "Selling the Dream" that argues the NHL dream is deluding minor hockey parents into senseless spending in the hope that one day their child will play in the NHL - thus killing what made hockey special in the first place.
Feb 4, 2013 | 21:21Q Feminist author Naomi Wolf in Studio Q Video
Q Feminist author Naomi Wolf in Studio Q Feb 4, 2013 | 21:21Bestselling author, Naomi Wolf, has broken ground before, with her breakout book "The Beauty Myth", as well as her writing on motherhood and promiscuity. Her provocative new book is called "Vagina: A New Biography" and she joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Dec 14, 2012 | 18:28Q "Glittering Images" author Camille Paglia in Studio Q Video
Q "Glittering Images" author Camille Paglia in Studio Q Dec 14, 2012 | 18:28Camille Paglia returns to Studio Q! This time to discuss her latest book "Glittering Images" which charts the Western World's defining moments in art from the Egyptians all the way to the present, and makes a strong case for "Revenge of the Sith" being the greatest work of art of the 21st century.
Dec 10, 2012 | 19:41Q Country music legend Kenny Rogers in Studio Q Video
Q Country music legend Kenny Rogers in Studio Q Dec 10, 2012 | 19:41Kenny Rogers' name is synonymous with country music - but it was not always so. Kenny got his start performing jazz and psychedelic rock. Kenny joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about his humble beginnings and more as he discusses his autobiography "Luck or Something Like It".
Nov 28, 2012 | 13:50Q Rick Mercer in Studio Q Video
Q Rick Mercer in Studio Q Nov 28, 2012 | 13:50CBC's premier political satirist, Rick Mercer is in Studio Q to talk about his latest book "A Nation Worth Ranting About" his passion for Canadian politics, and whether ranting about it gets people engaged or leaves people tuning out.
Nov 7, 2012 | 27:57Q Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta in Studio Q Video
Q Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta in Studio Q Nov 7, 2012 | 27:57Salman Rushdie's award-winning novel won the "Booker of Bookers" and now it has been adapted for the big screen by Canadian director Deepa Mehta. They join Jian in Studio Q to talk about the ambitious and daunting project - as epic as the novel on which it is based.
Oct 31, 2012 | 17:16Q 2012 Giller prize winner Will Ferguson in Studio Q Video
Q 2012 Giller prize winner Will Ferguson in Studio Q Oct 31, 2012 | 17:16The Scotiabank Giller prize honours the best Canadian novel or short-story collection published in English this past year. It's one of Canada's richest literary prizes, nominating five worthy fiction writers and giving their books national attention. This year's winner, Will Ferguson, is best known for books like "Beyond Belfast" and "Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw" - both of which were winners of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His Giller-winning book "419" takes a more serious turn - a story that starts with an internet con artist in Nigeria, the Calgary man whose desire to believe in the scam brings him to ruin; and his daughter's quest to confront the con man face to face.
Oct 17, 2012 | 15:37Q "Wild" author Cheryl Strayed in Studio Q Video
Q "Wild" author Cheryl Strayed in Studio Q Oct 17, 2012 | 15:37Author and advice columnist, Cheryl Strayed joins Jian at the desk to talk about her bestselling memoir, "Wild", a recounting of her solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, as she dealt with loss, addiction, and a broken marriage.