June 2010

Happy Canada Day

You may have already seen the video above.  Since it was shot last weekend it's become a viral video...

Larry King on Q

Today on Q, we revisited our conversation with American broadcasting legend Larry King from May 2009, upon yesterday's announcement that he...

Are you for Whale Rights?

On the heels of the International Whaling Commission's meetings last week, we checked in with Dalhousie University biologist Hal Whitehead...

How did the media do at covering G20?

We convened a special Q Media Panel today to talk about media coverage of the G20 in Toronto. Were the...

The Week on Q: June 28 - July 2, 2010

MONDAY Karen Elson TUESDAY Foodie Culture WEDNESDAY Len "Uncle Leo" Lesser THURSDAY Canada Day Best of Q FRIDAY Simon Rich...

Can The Super-Rich Save Us?

On Friday's show, uber-activist Ralph Nader joined us to talk about the G20 and his novel, "Only The Super-rich Can...

Should artists have total freedom over their presentation, despite who's offended?

Today on Q, Jian talked to the musical duo Evelyn Evelyn, a performance art project that depicts a singing...

"The Next Great Artist" Reality TV Show: Sign of the Apocalypse?

...or is it exactly what we need to make visual art more accessible? The show is coming to Canadian TV...

Ray Davies and Judy Blume on Q: The Interviews

In the Q mailbag, we often receive requests to post interviews with some of our most notable guests. Now,...

Does placing constraints on creativity take the artistry out of art?

Experimental Canadian poet Christian Bök is trying to embed poetry in a super-strong bacterium, and in turn, have it create...

Is it time for "Independent Bookstore Day"?

There's word that yet another one of Toronto's favourite independent bookstores -- This Ain't The Rosedale Library -- may be...

Let's Hold the Next G20 in a Space Station

The streets are deserted here in downtown Toronto today like Christmas Morning... but with cops instead of carolers on every...

Gordon Pinsent and Sheryl Crow on Q: The Interviews

It's Monday, which means another double shot from our classic podcast Q: The Interviews! This week, we revisit conversations with...

The Week on Q: June 21 - 25, 2010

MONDAY Anthony Daniels TUESDAY Sarah Harmer WEDNESDAY Christian Bok THURSDAY Bruce McDonald FRIDAY Evelyn Evelyn...

R.I.P. Sebastian Horsley

Well, we just got the sad news this morning that Sebastian Horsley has died. As the Guardian reports, he was found...

Is the pop song dead?

On Thursday's program, The New Pornographers' singer/songwriter Carl Newman told Q host Jian Ghomeshi that he thought that the pop...

Q Screenboy Jesse Wente's Top Five Animated Movies Ever

With Toy Story 3 hitting theatres Friday, Q Screenboy Jesse Wente asks if animated films are going the way of the blockbuster...

Pity the Men of Porn?

Stephen Hill, a.k.a. Steve Driver, murdered a fellow male porn star with a samurai sword. Days later, he fell...

Mio on the Down-Lo: I Soluto You

Last week, I gave all the Macs out there CUPIDTINO. This week I give all you PCs SOLUTO.  While it...

That Rolling Stone Article

Friday's Q Media Panel featured Margaret Wente of the Globe & Mail, Judy Rebick of rabble.ca, and Tony Burman of...

Style, two ways on Q: The Interviews

Greetings you stylish bunch, This week on Q: The Interviews, we bring you style... with a whole lot of substance.Many...

Ralph Macchio on Q Wednesday June 16

The new Karate Kid movie's opening this weekend, starring Jaden Smith.  But check out this new video from the original Karate...

The Week on Q: June 14 - 18, 2010

MONDAY Rufus Wainwright TUESDAY Azar Nafisi WEDNESDAY Anthony Bourdain THURSDAY The New Pornographers FRIDAY Martha Wainwright...

Jesse Wente's Top 5 80's Movies that Should and Should Never Be Remade

Tomorrow, movie theatres will welcome the latest '80s artifacts to the screen. "The A-Team" and "The Karate Kid" have both...

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Despite their forty-year legacy, twenty-odd albums, and ranking third for the most consecutive gold or platinum records ever -- trailing...

Which Masterworks Need a Rest?

If you love something, let it go.... like Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, Handel's Messiah, and every Impressionst painting. Today...

Mio on the Down-Lo: I think your Macbook Pro is sexy

Would you ever join a dating site where choice of computers was the key to romantic attraction? Well, if youre...

Helen Thomas Monologue

The trailblazing reporter Helen Thomas, once known as the Dean of the White House Press Corps., has retired following widespread...

New Podcast "Q: The Interviews"

Today, we're excited to debut a brand new podcast called Q: The Interviews. Over the years Q has been...

The Week on Q: June 7 - 11, 2010

MONDAY Belinda Carlisle TUESDAY Ayaan Hirsi Ali WEDNESDAY Gord Downie THURSDAY The National FRIDAY Samantha Bee...

Chicks and the City

Should city dwellers be allowed to raise chickens? The latest flashpoint in the great urban chicken debate is Calgary, where...

Marina Abramovic on Q

Jian caught up with the always-provocative performance artist Marina Abramovic today. She was recovering from a two-and-a-half month exhibition at...

Do women need a Viagra-style pill?

On June 18th, the FDA in the United States will hold a hearing on a new drug called Flibanserin, which claims to...

Cultural Hall of Shame: smoking baby

Elvira Kurt's number one pick for Q's Cultural Hall of Shame this week? The two-year-old chain-smoking toddler whose video has been making the...
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