September 2012

This Week on Q - Oct 1-5/12

MONDAY: Director Paul Thomas Anderson on this fall's most buzzed-about film, The Master, a drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix,...

Stream Q LIVE in Calgary!

Last night, Q was in Calgary for a special sold-out live audience show at the MacEwan Centre, on the occasion...

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Paul Henderson on Q

Forty years after scoring the "Goal of the Century" in the Summit Series, Paul Henderson drops by Studio Q with...

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Chilly Gonzales Piano Genius

The Grammy-nominated performer and producer returns to form with the new Solo Piano II, a follow-up to his influential 2004 record, Solo...

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Is brunch bad for the soul?

Across the continent, getting a spot at the hottest brunch places is practically a competitive sport. But Alexander Nazaryan of...

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Spike Lee on Q

The writer and director talks about his new documentary, BAD 25, about Michael Jackson's follow-up to Thriller. Twenty-five years after...

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Statement on Margaret Wente and Q's media panel

As those of you in our audience know, Margaret Wente has served as a regular face and voice on our...

Feist on her Polaris Prize win

Last night in Toronto, Feist was crowned winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her latest record Metals. The...

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W. Kamau Bell on Q

Jian talks to comedian W. Kamau Bell about his Chris Rock produced TV show "Totally Biased" and line between comedy...

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Sam 'The Record Man' Sniderman remembered

In today's opening essay, Jian remembers the late Sam Sniderman, whose entrepreneurial spirit was a key force in Canadian culture...

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Ed Sheeran on Q

U.K. singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped by Studio Q to play two songs off his hit debut album +. He also...

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This Week on Q - Sept 24-Sept 28/12

MONDAY: Dan Pallotta, author of Charity Case, explains his mission to have non-profits and philanthropic organizations act more like for-profit...

Lindi Ortega performs live on Q

The alt-country singer-songwriter covers Johnny Cash and previews her forthcoming album, "Cigarettes & Truckstops."...

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Barry Avrich on Garth Drabinsky

Director Barry Avrich talks about his new documentary Show Stopper, which explores the theatrical life of fallen theatre impresario Garth...

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Xavier Dolan on Q

Montreal filmmaker Xavier Dolan speaks to Jian about staying true to artistic vision, his celebrity crushes, and his latest film,...

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Mumford & Sons on Q

The English folk rock quartet Mumford & Sons brought their full set-up to Studio Q to perform from their new...

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Carol Blue on Q

Writer and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Carol Blue, joined Jian to speak about her late husband, author Christopher Hitchens....

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Randy Cohen on the ethics of everything

Former New York Times Ethicist columnist Randy Cohen reflects on the principles and discoveries that guided him during his 12-year...

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Should spanking be illegal?

Should parents be allowed to use force to discipline their children? Dr John Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Medical Association...

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Laetitia Sadier on Q

The Stereolab co-founder performs from her new solo record Silencio. Brent Bambury guest hosts....

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Dustin Hoffman on Q

The Oscar-winning actor on his directorial debut with the tender new comedy Quartet, a movie about retired opera singers. ...

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Rick Mercer on Q

Rick Mercer is known as one of Canada's sharpest political satirists. He talks to Jian about the role of anger in...

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This Week on Q - Sept 17-Sept 21/12

MONDAY: Humourist Rick Mercer on his book, A Nation Worth Ranting About, a collection of his trademark fast-talking, funny and impassioned...

STARS perform from "The North" on Q

Pan-Canadian indie rockers STARS perform songs from their new album "The North" live in Studio Q....

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Cheryl Strayed on Q

The bestselling-author stops by Studio Q to talk about her memoir "Wild," and what it means to be a "fearless"...

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Javier Bardem raises awareness

Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem joined Jian in Studio Q to talk about Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony, a...

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Win a trip to Calgary!

****JUST A FEW HOURS LEFT TO ENTER! CONTEST CLOSES MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 11:59 PM***It's no secret that Calgary is shaking...

Angela Davis on Q

It's been 40 years since Angela Davis, an icon of the black liberation movement, was acquitted on charges of murder,...

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Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie on Midnight's Children the movie

The highly anticipated film Midnight's Children comes into the world with the strengths -- and perhaps the burdens -- of...

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Calgary Contest Terms and Conditions

Win A Trip To Calgary ("Contest") From 9 a.m. EDT on September 13, 2012 to 11:59 p.m. EDT on September...

David Byrne & St. Vincent on Q

How does a rising star negotiate collaborating with a seminal figure in modern pop music? Jian talks to legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne...

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Stars Christopher Walken & Catherine Keener

Jian talks to legendary actors Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener about their film A Late Quartet and what the interpersonal drama...

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Elvira Kurt shames pole dancing for kids

This season's first installment of the Cultural Hall of Shame. ...

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Matt Mays brings "Coyote" to Q

Halifax rocker Matt Mays took four years off before creating his fifth and latest album -- Coyote -- during which...

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Divine Fits on Q

Divine Fits may be comprised of members of Spoon, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and New Bomb Turks, but they're quick...

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Rian Johnson on Looper

Rian Johnson stopped by Studio Q just hours before his latest film, Looper, opens the Toronto International Film Festival. It's...

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This Week On Q - Sept 10-Sept 14/12

MONDAY: Journalist Masha Gessen on the fake news website that has some Russians confusing realistic fantasy with their stranger-than-fiction reality....

Nelly Furtado acoustic performance and chat

Juno and Grammy award-winning artist Nelly Furtado stopped by Studio Q to preview a few songs from her upcoming album "The Spirit Indestructible."...

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Q in Calgary

***UPDATE: Q in Calgary is now sold out***Q is Alberta bound once again. We will be presenting a special live-audience...

Jian on the Montreal shooting

Jian's essay on the intersection of voting and violence in the Quebec election....

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Bad bad reviews

A few weeks back, the New York Times Book Review published a scathing review of two novels by Canadian writer...

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Is single-sex schooling detrimental?

For decades, many educators have been making arguments in favour of single-sex schooling (one of the most common arguments being...

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The myth of the Muslim tide

Globe and Mail journalist and author Doug Saunders takes on the fear of Muslim immigration in a new book, The...

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Should we be eating city squirrels?

Chicago food writer Mike Sula on the history, ethics and practical considerations surrounding this abundant source of free range protein....

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New season launch!

The new season of Q begins Monday, September 3, and we have some exciting guests lined up in the coming...

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