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.
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.
May 30, 2012 | 15:22Q Vice co-founder Shane Smith in Studio Q Video
Q Vice co-founder Shane Smith in Studio Q May 30, 2012 | 15:22Shane Smith started Vice Magazine as a free punk periodical in Montreal in the 90's and has been at the tiller as it's grown into a billion dollar business. Shane talks about Vice's humble beginnings and what new adventures the future holds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aug 6, 2012 | 12:20Q A chat with Australian stand-up comic Pam Ann Video
Q A chat with Australian stand-up comic Pam Ann Aug 6, 2012 | 12:20Australian stand-up comic, Caroline Reid, known across the globe as Pam Ann, spends a brief layover in Studio Q to talk to Jian about where her character came from, how Canadian airlines measure up, and how to say Pan-Am 10 times fast.
May 22, 2013 | 15:30Q The Happy Show's Stefan Sagmeister in Studio Q Video
Q The Happy Show's Stefan Sagmeister in Studio Q May 22, 2013 | 15:30Austrian-born, New York-based Stefan Sagmeister - a witty and imaginative graphic designer who's created many Grammy-winning album covers - has been exploring the nature of happiness for a decade, and has come up with a set of rules to live by. These are expressed visually using playful forms or letters, at an exhibition called "The Happy Show". Stefan Sagmeister joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about happiness, wit, and high design.
Jul 29, 2013 | 10:46Q Wildlife painter Robert Bateman on Q Video
Q Wildlife painter Robert Bateman on Q Jul 29, 2013 | 10:46Internationally acclaimed wildlife painter and naturalist joins Jian on stage at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC for a feature interview, as a new permanent exhibition of his work opens at Victoria harbour.
Mar 20, 2012 | 8:35Q Cross-cultural comedian Sugar Sammy on Q Video
Q Cross-cultural comedian Sugar Sammy on Q Mar 20, 2012 | 8:35Samir Kullar has developed a warm reputation, not just for being funny, but for being funny in four languages. Sugar Sammy joins Jian on stage at Le National in Montreal for a feature chat about his love life, living with his parents, and his new bilingual comedy show.