2009

 

Mio on the Down-Lo: Best Of the Best Of

Having weighed in with my two 'Best Of 2009' picks today, I resign from anymore 'Best Of-ing' and we...

What's your pick for top album of 2009?

Q has been counting down our picks for the top-20 albums of 2009. The final 5 will be revealed throughout...

Barihunks - Hot or not?

If you're heading to a night at the opera, you may be pleasantly surprised to see a barihunk or two...

Do you miss emotional honesty in Hollywood acting?

On today's show, film critic David Thomson argued that the trend in Hollywood acting is "pretending", as opposed to the...

Mio on the Down-Lo: The Vetala Is Mad And Chillin' in Van City

What is up with Vancouver? When it comes to web series, they are setting the Canadian standard. The recent...

Are there some prejudices that are acceptable on TV?

I'm Rachel Matlow, producer of the "Jersey Shore" story on Q. The MTV reality show first captured our attention here...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN MOST BUZZED MOVIES OF THE DECADE

Maybe you've heard about this new film called Avatar? By a guy named James Cameron? On Friday the Canadian...

Have you ever witnessed -- or had -- stage rage?

On today's show, we touched down on the recent incidents of "stage rage" -- actors taking direct action to deal...

Should The Nutcracker be retired?

Today on Q, Washington Post dance critic Sarah Kaufman argued that The Nutcracker is an over-roasted old chesnut that needs...

Mio on the Down-Lo: The Secret...Life

What do you think of my hypothesis? Our growing lack of privacy, due in part to the Internet, is...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE BEST GREAT PERFORMANCES IN MEDIOCRE MOVIES

Q Screenboy Jesse Wente tells is like it is. Great performances in mediocre movies. Did he miss any? Will...

Are mental-health issues the last workplace taboo?

Today on the show, comedian and television host Howie Mandel talked about his life-long struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD....

Is there a Wikipedia exodus underway - and does it matter to you?

On today's show we checked in on reports that volunteer writers and editors behind the collaborative online encyclopedia are walking...

Is TV profanity going too far or does it reflect our changing values?

The epithet "douche" has recently surfaced a number of times on prime time network TV shows (actually, exactly 76 times...

Can a person's extreme political or social beliefs be separated from their ideas?

On today's show, writers Carlin Romano and Damon Linker debated whether or not the German philosopher Heidegger's work should be...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Hugs, Not...Side Hugs

Without further ado, here is the CHRISTIAN SIDE HUG. Don't side hug me for it but I will accept...

Does the VANOC clause unduly restrict artists' freedom of speech?

That clause demands that as a condition of participating at the Olympics all artists must refrain from making any negative...

The Canada Reads reveal!

Today on Q, the panellists and their book choices for Canada Reads 2010 were revealed! Listen to the full audio...

Share your best one-liners...

Today on Q, our guest Hazel Davis argued that we're losing the ability to tell jokes. But Q's trying to...

Mio on the Down-Lo: I'm From the T-Dot

That's right...this past Sunday, some Japanese guy, a human, actually married his virtual bride, Nene Anegasaki, a character on...

What do you think about what David Suzuki and Al Gore have to say?

Today's show featured two of the world's most prominent environmental advocates: Canadian scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki and former U.S....

JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE BEST AND WORST OPRAH MOMENTS

Q Screenboy Jesse Wente let's his opinions be known about the Queen of Television. You should too......

Ask Al Gore and David Suzuki...

As you may have heard, on Wednesday (Nov. 25) Q has the privilege hosting two of the most prominent environmental...

Mio on the Down-Lo: An Eye For Graffiti

The EYE WRITER is allowing ALS patients like legendary graffiti artist Tony Quan aka TEMPT ONE to continue doing...

What's your take on the great TV battle?

You've seen the commercials. You've heard the various parties slug it out in front of the CRTC. It's time for...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE BEST AND WORST DISASTER MOVIES

Just as disaster strikes the big screen, again, in the form of "2012", Q Screenboy Jesse Wente risks disaster...

Do concert tix need "Lip Synch Disclaimers"?

Today on Q, we picked up on a debate sparked by some recent Britney Spears concerts in Australia. Her dance-heavy...

Does the Internet Need a Dot Gay Domain?

Today on Q, Joe Dolce of the Dot Gay Alliance explained his quest to bring ".gay" online as a new...

Mio on the Down-Lo: We Friends...Right?

BFF, or 'Best Friend Forever', is a confusing relationship tag for many reasons. Least of which, it's hard to...

What would you name as the most significant event of the last 50 years?

The gates between East and West opened on this day two decades ago. Some say it was the most significant...

Is the Internet making us stupid?

Author and journalist Nick Carr has been working on that question that seems to be on everyone's mind. And he's...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Rubber Ducky vs C is for Cookie

When I was a kid, Cookie Monster gave me a signed photograph so my VOTE FOR BEST SESAME STREET...

Should able-bodied actors play physically challenged characters?

The casting of 13-year-old Abigail Breslin (of Little Miss Sunshine fame) in the role of Helen Keller in an upcoming...

Mio on the Down-Lo: But fear itself...

Check out my Jian-and-Mio-as-Harold-and-Kumar poster after the jump... You can have a horrific time any day online but check...

Are Canadian comics betraying the arts scene by going to write for American shows?

The list of Canadian comics who have defected to the U.S. is no joke. And it's happening all over again...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE SPORTS MOVIES EVER

Ya, you heard him. Ever! Q Screenboy Jesse Wente is sticking his neck out again with another best and...

Is Blackface Back?

The spectre of blackface has been raised several times lately. The latest issue of French Vogue includes a 14-page photo...

Mio on the Down-Lo: The Boy in the Balloon

The balloon was empty. But Ballon Boy sure filled up the Internet, and quickly. Is it a meme? Or...

Do you want to see this baby?

Nooooo baby! Calgary Transit has rejected advertising from the city's Glenbow Museum, citing "community standards." The bus ads would have...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE WOMEN DIRECTORS TO WATCH

This movie season is offering several critically lauded movies by women, but no female filmmaker has ever been honoured...

Sports Concussions: More than just a headache?

On Monday Q's sports-culture panel tackled the damage caused by concussions. Athletes can sustain a lot of physical punishment...especially in...

But who gets the money...

Chris Rock was on Q this week to talk about his new docu-comedy, "Good Hair." According to the film, black...

Oh Canada, how can you spice up your vanilla-custard brand?

Canada fell from 4th place to 7th place in this year's Nation Brand Index. The policy consultant behind the rankings,...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Sleep Running and Other GOOD Inventions

So maybe these INVENTIONS from GOOD Magazine are a little far fetched but isn't that how all world-changing ideas...

Marion Kane's Grilled Vegetables

This is the best use I've found for the George Foreman Grill. It produces beautifully browned veggies, complete with grill...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Just Spinning Yarn Over Here

Signs of the apocalypse: First, this PERFORMANCE from our Prime Minister. You've probably seen it, but then I was...

Which party leader would win Parliamentary Idol?

On Saturday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper surprised audiences at a National Arts Centre gala in Ottawa by belting out a...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Walking on the Moon

MJ might be remembered (and rightly so) for his music but there's people moonwalking in his memory all over...

Is the "digi-novel" the future of entertainment? (And do you want it to be?)

Anthony Zuiker created one of the world's most successful television franchises ever -- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Now, he's invented...

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

By popular request, Jian's opening monologue about Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds......

Should we look to the super-rich to save us?

Consumer advocate, political advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that the super-rich can play a bigger role in...

What do you think of the Conservative government's arts strategy?

On the show today, we talked to James Moore, the Conservative Minister of Canadian Heritage, about the future of Canada's...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Bring Back the Blog

Finally!! My new theme song has dropped and big ups go to mega producers TRE LEJI for lending me...

Would you want to be called a Cougar?

Tonight marks the debut of Courtney Cox's much-hyped TV comedy "Cougar Town" in which she plays a divorced older woman...

Should we embrace brain-boosting drugs?

They're out there and their use is growing -- and not only among university students. Some experts are predicting that...

Where do intersex athletes fit in competitive sports?

Q's sports panel has waded into the ongoing story of South African runner Caster Semenya. Following her victory in the...

Giller Prize Long List

As promised, the Giller long list. 12 titles chosen from 96 contenders. What do you think? Are there books you...

When robots replace people...

Our interview with filmmaker Adam Yamaguchi this morning about his doc Japan: Robot Nation was a little spooky (robots getting...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Madness

If you want to audition or just check out all the wannabe Don Drapers, Joan Holloways and Jimmy Barretts...

Is Michael Moore right?

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says the widening income divide in America, the financial meltdown and resulting housing foreclosures has...

Your votes for the new wave of obsolescence

Mix tapes. Land lines. Lickable stamps. Plaster casts. Privacy. If Q guest Anna Jane Grossman is right, these are among...

Weigh in on the Toronto International Film Fest Controversy

A political and artistic debate is being waged at this year's Toronto Film Festival. An open letter of protest from...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Retail Filmmaking

Bum bum bum bummmmm (that's the opening to Justice's song Genesis)...The DL returns.... I need to catch up on...

Is lying getting more common in our day-to-day lives?

Matt Damon was Guest #1 on Q's season premier today. His new film "The Informant!" is about the highest-ranking corporate...

Should Online Attacks be Considered Defamation?

Canadian model Liskula Cohen won her recent lawsuit against Google, forcing Google to reveal the name of an anonymous blogger...

Whatever Happened to the Great American Film Director?

On Monday, we talked to UK film writer Kaleem Aftab about the new Quentin Tarantino film, Inglorious Basterds. Aftab thinks...

Should the arts come with a money-back guarantee?

On Wednesday, we heard about a theatre company in Chicago that offered patrons refunds to one of its productions. At...

Can You Manufacture Authenticity?

On Thursday's show, Q featured a discussion about a new coffee shop that recently opened in Seattle called 15th Avenue...

Women can't write about sex....?

Kate Copstick, the new owner of the British literary magazine Erotic Review says women can't write about sex. "I think...

Remembering John Hughes

John Hughes, the American filmmaker that turned the teen "coming of age film" into an art form, died yesterday. Films...

On the case for having no kids...

Today on Q, we talked to Corinne Maier, author of "No Kids: 40 Reasons Not to Have Children." She's a...

Should Fruits and Veggies Be Hot or Not?

For the first time in 20 years, this month has marked the return of 'irregular' produce to European and British...

All about Dolly!

The Q staff has voted Dolly Parton our favourite over-the-top (yet shockingly authentic) celebrity personality. She's one of the most...

Could electronic books usher in a new age of literary censorship?

Amazon recently deleted hundreds of copies of George Orwell's "1984" that had already been downloaded by Kindle owners, raising new...

Will the recession spell the end of male dominance?

On today's Q, guest Reihan Salam said that the erosion of male dominance in society is a long-term trend that's...

Does comedy need to be a little offensive to be good?

On Q today, Monty Python's John Cleese did the math on where to draw the line in comedy. He says...

A damaged guitar and a song in his heart...

Halifax-based singer/songwriter Dave Carroll of the band "Sons of Maxwell" caused a veritable online revolution last week with his song...

Is the Michael Jackson memorial meaningful or mere spectacle?

It's been 12 days since Michael Jackson's death shocked the world. Today, millions will watch his memorial in Los Angeles,...

Is viral culture good for us?

From the latest celebrity news to the freshest YouTube video, our accelerated culture is constantly churning out new online stories....

JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE BEST AND WORST GANGSTER MOVIES EVER

On the occasion of a new addition to the gangster genre (Michael Mann's "Public Enemies," about famed gangster John...

Q Food Sleuth Marion Kane's Butter Tart Recipe

With Canada Day approaching, Q Food Sleuth Marion Kane tracks down one of Canada's most popular desserts and offers this...

Remembering Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009

Q is examining and celebrating the cultural legacy and troubled life of Michael Jackson, one of the most talented and...

Where's the line when it comes to videogame violence?

Today on Q, we hosted a debate over two videogames featuring first-person challenges that involve sexual violence and rape. While...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Dispatches from the Ground...Beef

For those of you not on the East Coast eating the cheapest lobsters since maybe the '70s, I am declaring...

Q CONTEST BLOG

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE "WRITE IT LIKE SEDARIS" CONTEST... Our interview with American humourist and bestselling author David Sedaris...

Would you like to see our cities go car-free?

Cities across this country and around the world have been taking baby steps lately toward dropping their dependence on the...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Say Cheesu

I took photos of some of the audience members doing 'Asian poses' after the live Q show last night...

Celebrities and international adoption

Pop star Madonna's legal appeal to adopt a second Malawian child was granted last week, despite the fact that she...

Do infomercials work on you?

They are a bafflingly mesmerizing pop cultural beast -- half show, half commercial, prowling the remotest regions of the TV...

Is Hollywood going to the kids?

Well, the summer movie season is upon us. We've already seen Pixar's"Up" rise to the top. Many critics have hailed...

Do you lick your cheese?

On today's show, Jian talked to UK author Oonagh O'Hagan about her new book "I Lick My Cheese: And Other...

Do you trust celebrity health advice?

Oprah has recently come under fire for endorsing dubious "junk science" on her show. (Think Jenny McCarthy on "curing" autism.)...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Cats, Music, Media and Whatever

Okay...this will never happen again, ever, on the DL unless a cat is elected Prime Minister. Despite owning my...

Does Canada need a Pirate Party?

This weekend, Sweden's Pirate Party took 7.3 of the vote in the European Parliamentary elections, guaranteeing them a seat in...

TWO NEW LISTS FROM JESSE WENTE - A BEST AND A WORST

Q Screenboy Jesse Wente takes on remake culture with a top-five best and top-five worst movie remakes ever....

Tank Man - Q opening essay

We've had a number of letters, asking for the text of June 5th's opening essay, on the 20th anniversary of...

Are the rich responsible for this recession or are they simply being used as scapegoats by the media?

Our collective attitudes toward the rich today have changed dramatically. Last month, Harpers magazine reprinted a letter written to subscribers...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Let's Have Some Sax

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying we should bring back the SAX SOLO but it was everywhere during...

How relevant are the Ten Commandments today?

Today on Q, writer, provocateur and anti-theist Christopher Hitchens questioned what he calls the "vague pre-Christian desert morality" of the...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN BEST & WORST TALK SHOW HOSTS

Q's Screenboy Jesse Wente marks the historic host change-over at The Tonight Show with a special two-for-one top ten...

Is North American reality TV ready for a gay icon?

Nigel Lythgoe, a producer and a judge of "So You Think You Can Dance", recently said a same-sex ballroom dance...

A new recipe from Q Food Sleuth Marion Kane

On the show today, Q's food sleuth Marion Kane took on the stereotypes and unfairness of food hierarchy, and defended...

Do we focus too much on "fat" when it comes to our health?

The stigma around "fat" in our culture is stronger than ever - fat is associated with all sorts of negative...

Q LIVE - FREE NxNE show at Glenn Gould Studio, Thurs, June 18

You can be part of the audience at a special Q - NxNE festival taping on Thursday June 18 in...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Every time I go to a movie, I have to bolt for the washroom. For some reason, it usually...

What makes a great broadcast interviewer?

Larry King's radio and then TV shows have taken the pulse of a nation for half a century. But today...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS EVER

Summer blockbuster season has begun. Q Screenboy Jesse Wente stakes his reputation on another controversial top ten -- best...

Open House at Q this Saturday!

Interested in going behind the scenes of some of Canadas most popular programs? Tours of CBC Radio and Television studios...

Mio on the Down-Lo: In the Key of B Flat

Crowdsourcing culture is a nascent trend touching music and movies. IN B FLAT is music from the people for...

Are we forgetting how to pay attention?

More multi-tasking and less concentration are earmarks of contemporary society. On Q today, Rapt author Winifred Gallagher talked about the...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN MOVIE ROBOTS

As "Terminator: Salvation" hits theatres, Jesse Wente runs down his top ten non-human actors....

Mio on the Down-Lo: Shield Your Hotspots

A few months ago, I started using Hotspot Shield to access blocked content on U.S. websites like Hulu. The...

Anti-Semitism or artistic chill?

Today on Q, Jewish academic and artist b.h. Yael argued that Jewish advocacy groups like B'nai Brith Canada have gone...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Can I Get A Beat...Box

Big ups to JULIA DALES, a 17-year-old Canadian who won the recent Youtube beatbox contest to secure a wildcard...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN GAME SHOWS

(THAT SHOULD BE MADE INTO A LIVE VIDEO GAME) Q Screenboy's latest list! Let us know what you think....

Has Yoga Culture Become Too Commercialized?

Q recently talked to 'Yoga Inc." author John Philp, and to Ted Grand, owner of the national Moksha Yoga studio...

Mio on the Down-Lo: When A Hero Comes Along

I think the main question here is which of the superheroes at WORLD SUPERHERO REGISTRY would you most want...

Is the sequel-prequel phenomenon movie goers' fault?

It's just like the movie you saw last summer! Today on Q, film critic David Edelstein argued that our preoccupation...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN STAR TREK MOMENTS EVER

This Friday the new Star Trek movie arrives in theatres - the first in 7 years. Q Screenboy Jesse...

Should politics and performance mix?

Today on Q we explored the controversy around Krystian Zimerman, the acclaimed pianist from Poland, who used a Los Angeles...

Mio on the Down-Lo: I'm Gonna Pencil You In

Okay!! I know...it's not like WHEN IS GOOD is totally groundbreaking but, if you are like me and are...

Which artists do you think should retire?

In a recent BBC interview, Dame Margaret Drabble - the acclaimed British author, age 69 - said it may be...

Why do we hate our bodies?

And what can be done about it? Author and psychotherapist Susie Orbach argues in her new book, Bodies, that our...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN CANADIAN DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD

One of Canada's biggest celebrations of documentary moviemaking - The Hot Docs Film Festival - begins later this week....

Mio on the Down-Lo: I can't decide, waaaah

I have five invites to HUNCH so be among the first five to message me and I will get...

Raising celebrity kids in the limelight: unfair or unavoidable?

Actress Tori Spelling talked to Q about her Hollywood mothering memoir Mommywood, and her decision to feature her children and...

Billy Bob Thornton on Q

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE April 8th INTERVIEW And by the way, for those of you wondering, Q made...

Should Leonard Cohen retire "Hallelujah"?

In today's feature interview with the master of song, Leonard Cohen suggests that perhaps it's time for us all to...

Mio on the Down-Lo: First We Take Ottawa

Web contests are a dime a dozen but you have to check this one out if you are a...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN WORST CASTING DECISIONS EVER

Tom Cruise and John Travolta as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker in a...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Get Jiggers with it

An original Canadian web series is not an everyday thing so I've been eagerly awaiting the launch of JIGGERS...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN TV SERIES FINALES EVER

Last month we said goodbye to Battlestar Galactica, last week we saw ER go flat-line, soon Corner Gas closes....

Are soap operas still relevant?

Last week, CBS announced the cancellation of "Guiding Light" - the longest-running soap opera on television and, at 72 years...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Street Meat

What interesting foods can you buy on the street where you live? Toronto is one big, literal sausage party....

Does politically charged music still have the potential to effect change?

This week, Q featured interviews with two outspoken musician activists - Yoko Ono and Bruce Cockburn. (You can have a...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN HAND-HELD GAMES EVER

Increasingly, it's portable video games that have taken over for their more expensive home-based siblings as the most popular...

Will the Olympics Pump Up Canadian Culture?

While Q was in Vancouver, we looked at the effect of the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics on the city's entertainment...

How far is "too far" when it comes to reality-TV subject matter?

British reality-TV star Jade Goody died yesterday of cervical cancer at the age of 27. Her decision to share the...

Does ideology belong in books for children?

Some of the fiercest literary battles in recent years have taken place over what's appropriate in literature for children. Some...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Stuck Up North

After a film fest and an interactive conference, the South By Southwest juggernaut climaxes this week in Austin with...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN VAMPIRE MOVIES

The pop phenomenon that is Twilight will bite into another media format on midnight Friday when the DVD goes...

Would you support mandatory civic service?

What about mandatory voting? Q guest and political commentator Rudyard Griffiths has a new book out in which he describes...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Awesome-ness

Is there a place online for an outright optimistic blog that only says nice things? Well, millions of people...

How sexy is too sexy when it comes to kids' toys?

Barbie may have turned 50 yesterday, but she's still generating lots of debate over her curvy plastic body and its...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN NON-VIOLENT Wii GAMES

Nintendo's Wii gaming system is getting ready to unleash a slate of bloody new games that are newly Wii...

What Is Facebook Doing For You?

It takes effort to maintain a friendship. We all know that. But the rise of online networks like Facebook and...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Not So Lonely Island

While the Lonely Island and Flight of the Conchord guys revive the popularity of funny songs, Dustin McLean takes...

Should newspapers be subsidized?

It's not just hype - newspapers are truly under threat. Ad revenues are drying up. Venerable news institutions are facing...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN COMIC-BOOK MOVIES EVER

It's another bold top ten from Q's Screenboy Jesse Wente. Debate, dispute, use all your super-powers to defeat him....

Is speculative fiction the last great fiction of ideas?

Mystery, horror, fantasy novels: all popular with readers, but hardly taken seriously when it comes to most book critics or...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Food Glorious Food

If it's cheesy, gooey, greasy, and caloric then give it to me. My perhaps misguided strategy to stave off...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN FIGHTING GAMES EVER

Q's Screenboy Jesse Wente throws down his picks. Only the brave should dare take him on......

Do blog comments make news sources better?

Yes, meta doesn't scare us! It's a blog on blogging! Or, on online postings anyway... In light of recent debates...

Will you mourn the death of Muzak?

On the occasion of Muzak filing for bankruptcy protection... Music expert Joseph Lanza argued on Q today that Muzak is...

A Little Hannah Montana with your Charlotte's Web?

Scholastic Book Club, the venerable classroom book service aimed at elementary school students across North America, has come under fire...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Let's Just Keep This Between You and Me

Okay...the bumping is over. How are social networking sites like Facebook and Flickr impacting our privacy? That's the central...

Is "immersion journalism" ethical?

Today we talked to best-selling writer Norah Vincent, who exaggerated her mental-health problems in order to gain access to care...

Get Your Heartbreak on Q!

We want YOU to be part of Q's pre-Valentine's Day heartbreak show! Option 1: Tell us your love problems, in...

Is the sports figure over as a cultural hero?

Michael Phelps, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada, Chris Jericho. This week our role models of sport have less to do with...

Mio on the Down-Lo: I Heart You...baby

I was never a big fan of Valentine's Day until I realized that expressing love on that day can...

Does ad-o-tainment cross an ethical line?

Last weekend, Saturday Night Live premiered what looked like another in their long tradition of parody TV commercials ... except...

Mio on the Down-Lo: The Children They Are The Future

If you are ready to move on from the CHRISTIAN BALE FREAKOUT (TRANSCRIPT) that burned up the web this...

Is Our Culture Getting More Narcissistic?

This blog is all about you! Award-winning journalists Lianne George and Steve Maich were on the show today talking about...

Bringing the Montreal Massacre to the big screen: Crass or cathartic?

Today on Q we heard both sides of the debate swirling around Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve's new film Polytechnique, which...

Are you happy with the new budget when it comes to arts and culture?

Q's commentators were cautiously optimistic about the federal government's attention to arts and culture in the 2009 budget. How are...

Mio on the Down-Lo: What do YOU think about the Internet?

Before I do the digital recap of today's DL (after the jump), check out this video from ROFLTHING2009. ROFL...

JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN MOST DIFFICULT VIDEO GAMES EVER

You know, back in the days of the arcade, it could take dozens of hours to play your way...

By Popular Demand - Jian's Inauguration Day Essay

Q has had a number of requests asking us to post Jian Ghomeshi's opening essay from our January 20th show,...

Did American Apparel Cross the Line?

On January 23rd, we talked to Vancouver mom Trina Campbell, who lodged a complaint against a West Vancouver American Apparel...

Are the Conservatives the New Party for Arts and Culture?

In Q's feature interview with the Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore, he suggested that the Conservative party has an...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Fugees

I don't know how many refugees listen to the DL but if you are one or know one, hip...

What does Obama mean to you?

On Q's Inauguration Day Spectacular today we're hearing from an array of cultural figures - John Ralston Saul, Joseph Boyden,...

Wikipedia: replacement for the library or library of misinformation?

Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia, turned eight years old today. Jian talked with the site's founder Jimmy Wales about the...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Best Job Ever

What if I told you there was a job opening for a 'caretaker' of a tropical island and that...

Jesse Wente's Top Ten Game Shows Ever

Q's Screenboy Jesse Wente checks in with the modern game show, and sticks his neck out yet again with...

Do You Believe in Atheism?

On Monday's show we talked with journalist and comedy writer Ariane Sherine about the Atheist Bus Campaign. Across England, 800...

Where Do You Stand On Illegal Movie Downloading?

On Friday's show we talked about the mysterious figure known as "aXXo," a movie pirate who makes illegal film downloads...

Mio on the Down-Lo: The Return of the DL

Jian's right. We need to re-mix the DL theme song but I can't decide which kind of style to...

Jesse Wente's Top Ten Shows from TV's Second Golden Era

Q's Screenboy Jesse Wente says the end of TV's second golden era is nigh. So it's time to look...

Which words would you banish from use?

"Green," "maverick," "First Dude," "bailout," "iconic," and "staycation" all made it to this year's List of Words to be Banished...
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