July 2012

Henry Alford on social kissing

It can make us feel warm and fuzzy, nervous and awkward, or just plain confused. Yes, we've all (at some...

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Are restaurants too noisy?

A recent report in The New York Times found that many of the city's top restaurants are loud enough to...

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Caitlin Moran on How To Be a Woman

Described as "the British Tina Fey" and "a feminist heroine for our times," Caitlin Moran is wickedly funny, refreshingly honest...

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This Week On Q - Jul 30-Aug 3/12

MONDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts! This year, the city of Chicago has been mired in an unprecedented level of gun...

John Furlong on Q

Mere hours before the opening of the London Summer Olympic Games, former chair of the Vancouver Olympic Committee, John Furlong,...

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The xx perform live on Q

After the whirlwind success of their self-titled debut album, Mercury Prize-winning electronic pop band The xx weren't sure they'd even...

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Questlove on his other drumsticks

The Roots drummer spoke to Jian about his various foodie ventures, including Quest Loves Food, a soul food catering company and food truck...

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The Brandalism Project

In the lead up to the Olympics, 25 artist/activists embarked on The Brandalism Project, hijacking over 35 billboards across England...

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Anne Rice on Q

Anne Rice stopped by Studio Q to talk about the re-release of her Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. She first released these...

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Cold Specks live in Studio Q

Today, Toronto-raised, UK-based singer/songwriter Cold Specks dropped by Studio Q to perform songs from her Polaris Prize-nominated debut, I Predict...

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Jan Lisiecki on Q

What's it like growing up as a classical piano prodigy in Calgary?  Jan Lisiecki sits down for a feature interview...

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This Week On Q - Jul 23-27/12

MONDAY: A look at a new TV talk show in India, hosted by a Bollywood star, which tackles taboo social...

How bionic men & women will change the world

Robotics engineer and best-selling novelist Daniel H. Wilson on the latest in bionic technology....

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The return of Mein Kampf

Hitler's book is coming back into print in Germany for the first time in decades.  Berlin writer Paul Hockenos describes...

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deadmau5 on Q

He's electronic music's biggest super-star and the cover boy of the latest Rolling Stone Magazine. Joel Zimmerman, a.k.a. deadmau5, dropped...

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Whatever happened to big ideas?

Pulitzer-nominated writer Nicholas Carr says small-scale innovation may be thriving (think Instagram), but not big ones (like the lightbulb.) And...

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This Week On Q - Jul 16-20/12

MONDAY: Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist and author Nicholas Carr argues that groundbreaking, high-minded innovation in America has stalled while small-scale, surface-focused...

Jian's opening essay on TD Bank and Iranian-Canadians

In the opening essay today, Jian weighs in on TD Bank's move to shut down the accounts of some of...

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Does our culture despise single people?

Author Michael Cobb argues that two may not necessarily be better than one in his new book, "Single."...

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Jonathan Krohn on Q

Jonathan Krohn joins Jian to chat about his defection from the GOP after becoming a Republican child star.   ...

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Is Sacha Baron Cohen's dictator a relic of the past?

Politics journalist William J. Dobson says the authoritarian despot is a thing of the past. In his recent book, The...

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Christopher Plummer talks books

The Oscar-winner on his personal bookshelf, and combing the bible for the "smutty" parts....

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Director Ben Zeitlin on the meteoric rise of his first feature film. It's already being hailed as a modern masterpiece....

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Should the KKK be allowed to adopt a highway?

Members of the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia [AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton]The Ku Klux Klan in Georgia...

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Should cities sell ads to fund public services?

Baltimore City Councilor William Welch's proposal to sell ad space on that city's fire trucks was recently approved by the...

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Songwriting legend Mike Stoller on Q

Working with partner Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller is one of the celebrated songwriters in the history of popular music. Lieber...

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Is Magic Mike good for women?

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Tenacious D on Q: UNCUT

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This Week On Q - Jul 9-13/12

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Why you should support hunting

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Redesigning the American Dream

For our Redesigning America series, we've asked a host of the country's top thinkers and cultural figures to take on...

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Bobby Womack on Q

Bobby Womack, the legendary R&B singer and soul singer, talks about his comeback album, Bravest Man in the Universe and...

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Are classical concerts too stuffy?

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