June 2009

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...
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