May 2012

What's your take on "tomboy" style?

As part of of our fashion series, UNZIPPED, Jian talked to Lizzie Garrett Mettler. She's the author of the popular...

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Buddy Guy on Q

At 75 years old, the blues great is telling his story in a new memoir, "When I Left Home."  Listen...

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Adam Lambert on Q

Adam Lambert is back in the spotlight once again with his second record Trespassing. This time around, he's drawing back...

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This is how

The bestselling memoirist offers some unflinching advice in his latest, This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness,...

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Is this the end of libraries as we know them?

A heated debate is raging over a $300 million proposal to renovate the iconic Fifth Avenue branch of the...

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Mio on the Down-Lo: Hack Your Body

Until now, the only help I'd ask of a computer geek would be with my...computer. When it comes to wellness, nerds...

Down with Standing Ovations

Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic for the New York Times, says we're in an age of "ovation inflation." Listen to...

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Where do you stand on "hopefully"?

When the Associated Press's new 2012 Stylebook comes out tomorrow, the word "hopefully" (as in "it is hoped") will be...

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To pee, or not to pee

Sure it's a summer tradition -- the surreptitious pee while lake swimming -- but scientists are beginning to warn that...

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This Week On Q - May 28-Jun 1/12

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Montreal Media Panel

A specially convened panel on coverage of the student demonstrations, with National Post contributor Adam Daifallah, La Presse columnist Tele-Quebec...

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Q launches Redesigning America series

Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen joined Jian on the show today to launch our new, joint project.  We'll be "Redesigning...

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Redesigning America

Coming next month, Q has taken on the daunting task of Redesigning America. It's a special co-production with our friends...

Edie Falco's addiction

Actress Edie Falco has earned critical praise for her bold portrayals of mob wife Carmela Soprano on The Sopranos, and...

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Toni Morrison on her two selves

African American author and academic Toni Morrison speaks openly about the division between her celebrity and true self. In...

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Terms and Conditions - Redesign America in Six Words Contest

CONTEST RULESRedesign America in Six Words ("Contest")from 9 a.m. EDT on May 24, 2012 to 11:59 p.m. EDT on July...

The dark side of Eurovision

A spotlight is shining on Azerbaijan this week as it hosts Eurovision, the annual European song contest known for its...

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Do child actors deserve more credit?

Has child acting grown up into something truly noteworthy? For years the well-earned stereotype of child acting was that it...

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Stephen Merchant stands up for himself

Comedian and man of great height Stephen Merchant is well known for collaborating with Ricky Gervais on the hit TV...

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Vanilla Ice on "Ice, Ice, Baby" and his new career in TV

On today's show, Jian spoke to Rob Van Winkle AKA Vanilla Ice. He rose to fame as a rapper in...

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CONTEST: Redesign America in six words

This contest is now closed.Congratulations to Mark Flynn in Oakville, ON, who won with this slogan:"2nd American Revolution starts...

A response with regard to Mr. Thornton

In press relating to his memoir, Billy Bob Thornton addresses his 2009 interview on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. While Mr....

This Week On Q - May 21-25/12

Monday: Best of Q holiday show. U.K. author and philosopher Alain de Boton on his controversial book, Religion for Atheists....

Ziggy Marley on Bob Marley

Ziggy Marley reflects on his famous father's legacy, and reveals what he learned about Bob Marley from the new documentary...

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Is sex-ed getting too sexy?

Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition is an award-winning show aimed at adolescents that went off without controversy in Montreal and...

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Del Barber performs live

A lot has changed since Del Barber's last appearance on Q, including two Western Canadian Music Awards and a record deal....

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Carrie Underwood on Q

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Norah Jones on Q

Grammy winning singer songwriter Norah Jones was our special "Wednesday Live" musical guest, performing throughout today's show.  Listen in to...

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Mio on the Down-Lo: Bandwich

If you paid tribute to your favourite band with a custom sandwich, would it look like Yes' (deep breath here...)...

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In Praise of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen was celebrated last night as the ninth recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize, and in Jian's opening essay on today's...

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Adam Cohen on Leonard Cohen

Last night Leonard Cohen became the ninth Glenn Gould Prize laureate, and Adam Cohen was among the performers paying tribute...

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Why was al-Jazeera expelled from China?

The Globe & Mail's Beijing Bureau Chief, Mark MacKinnon, weighs in on tensions between the Chinese government and foreign jounalists....

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Cold comedy

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This Week On Q - May 14-18/12

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Alan Doyle on going solo

Alan Doyle is widely known as the lead singer of celebrated Canadian folk rock group Great Big Sea. But now,...

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War artist destroys his work

Allan Harding MacKay defends his decision to protest policies of the federal government by destroying works he made as part...

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Mayor Ford, meet President Obama

If President Obama can change his position on gay rights, can Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford shift his approach? Listen to...

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E.L. James strikes a nerve with 50 Shades of Grey

E.L. James, the author everybody's reading, joined Jian for a feature chat today about her unlikely rise to fame and...

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Q Debate: tweeting in theatres

Should theatres join the social media revolution and allow texting and tweeting while the show goes on? A growing number...

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Rebranding the "Mama's Boy"

  From Hitchcock's Psycho and all the way back to Homer's The IIiad, the close mother-son relationship is often viewed with negativity...

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What would you tell the class of 2012?

Economics and public policy professor Charles Wheelan says commencement speeches need a reality check. In his new book 10 ½...

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Adam Yauch tribute

Jian opened today's show with a tribute to the late Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch...

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Q Contest: What's the craziest thing you've done to be healthy?

Immersive journalist extraordinaire A.J. Jacobs was here today to talk about his latest book, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble...

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This Week On Q - May 7-11/12

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The Queen of Versailles: Big home, big problems

In her new documentary The Queen of Versailles, photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (THIN, Kids + Money) looks at the...

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Ian Rankin on Scotland's mystery sculptor

Edinburgh, Scotland has been the site of some mysterious goings-on over the past year. A series of intricate paper sculptures...

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Hear a brand new song by Loudon Wainwright III

The veteran singer-songwriter (and father of Martha and Rufus Wainwright) returned to Studio Q today, performing from his new album,...

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Mark Ruffalo on The Hulk

Actor Mark Ruffalo talks about playing The Hulk in Joss Whedon's mega-blockbuster The Avengers and how he reconciles that with...

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The Civil Wars on intimacy and songwriting

The breakout indie-folk duo from this year's Grammy Awards talk about how not being a couple has been the secret...

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Is this art?

There is no debating that video games are significant as pop culture, but do they deserve to be considered art? "The Art...

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Guillermo del Toro

The director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy is also an expert on the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. In May,...

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Mio on the Down-Lo: Spell Check

The death of spelling and grammar is finally upon us...and it's my fault......

Dan Savage on Q

Dan Savage has shared his provocative sex and relationship advice for over two decades now with his internationally syndicated column, "Savage Love."  ...

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Rodney King remembers the L.A. riots

Twenty years after the riots that shook Los Angeles, Rodney King reflects on the beating he suffered, his search for justice...

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