March 2013

Cyndi Lauper | Vampire Weekend | Alan Alda | David Cross | Media Panel

Q in New York City, recorded live before an audience of 600 at the Gerald Lynch Theater in Manhattan, Thursday...

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Sheryl Sandberg | Charles Bradley | Chivalry debate

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg talks about the reaction to her book about women pushing themselves harder in the workplace, Lean In....

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Watch Q LIVE in New York City

It was a raucous evening on Thursday night for Q in New York City! Vampire Weekend, performed from their forthcoming...

The Screaming Eagle of Soul lands in Q

Charles Bradley spent most of his life working odd jobs and living in poverty. But those years of hardship birthed...

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on women, leadership and her own self-confidence

Jian spoke to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in the corporate world. Her controversial book, Lean...

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Benefits of hazing? | Alt-J | Summly app

In the wake of the Ryerson University Youtube hazing video, Andrew Potter talks about the "substantial virtues" of hazing. 2012...

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Alt-J bring their one of a kind sound to Studio Q

Alt-J stopped by Studio Q on the heels of their hit debut record An Awesome Wave. That album took the...

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Are there "substantial virtues" to hazing?

While many were shocked and angered over a recent Youtube "hazing" video, featuring engineering students in Toronto crawling through slush...

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Liberal academia | Phoenix | Rise of the #

Sociologist Neil Gross puts empirical study behind the conservative accusation that higher education is a liberal haven. French alt-dance band...

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Phoenix live on Q

The French band Phoenix first broke out in a big way with their 2009 record Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. After a long...

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Is the hashtag #ruiningenglish?

Linguist Ben Zimmer was on the show today to talk about hashtag mania, its popularity, usage, and future. Whether you're...

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Q LIVE in New York City: tickets available!

UPDATE: There are no more tickets available. A limited number of tickets have become available for Q LIVE in New...

Pound Foolish | Heart | Sports Culture Panel

Journalist Helaine Olen discusses her book Pound Foolish, which questions the personal finance industry. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson from...

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Was Kaetlyn Osmond's Globe cover shot offensive?

On today's Sports Culture Panel, Stephen Brunt and Scott Russell discussed 17-year-old Kaetlyn Osmond's breakthrough performance at the world figure...

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Searchlight's Top 4 Tuesday

On Tuesday, we'll announce the top 4 acts remaining in CBC Music's Searchlight competition to find the best new musical act...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart stopped by Studio Q to chat about their very busy year. 2012 saw them...

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Post-punk band Savages | Misuse of "bully" | Comedian Sandra Bernhard | Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki | Elvira Kurt

All-female, post-punk band Savages from London England preview their forthcoming album, Silence Yourselves. Sticks and Stones author Emily Bazelon on the misuse...

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Savages on Q

The exciting new U.K. post-punk quartet Savages are in Studio Q for their North American broadcast debut....

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Sandra Bernhard dishes on Madonna

Sandra Bernhard talks about her outspoken and outlandish celebrity outsider status and whether that voice both created and undermined her...

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Jian's opening essay on Library and Archives Canada

Jian's take on the controversial new code of conduct at Library and Archives Canada....

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Steubenville coverage and rape culture | Scottish band CHVRCHES | Photographer Indrani | Torquil Campbell

Journalist and The Walrus senior editor Rachel Giese on the tremendous public backlash to media coverage of the Steubenville rape...

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Believe the hype! Chvrches on Q

Scottish rising stars Chvrches stopped by Studio Q fresh off a triumphant run at the always competitive SXSW Music Festival....

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What the Steubenville rape case coverage got wrong

The media has come under fire for its coverage of the rape trial that concluded earlier this week in Steubenville, Ohio. In...

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Iraq anniversary | Kony2012's Jason Russell | Fitness guru Harley Pasternak

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, award-winning journalist Jonathan Landay on the media failures leading up to the war, and...

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Norooz Pirooz!

Jian's opening essay marking Persian New Year....

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New additions to the Q at the JUNOs lineup

We're heading to Regina for a special live-audience edition of Q as part of this year's JUNOfest! The lineup includes a...

Kony 2012, one year later

One year ago, a little video called Kony 2012 became the most viral in history. The goal behind the video...

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Decline of the alt-weekly | Westboro defectors | Young people leaving Facebook

Gawker.com writer Camille Dodero on the end of the pioneering alternative newspaper the Boston Phoenix. David Abitbol, the organizer of the...

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Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

The Westboro Baptist Church is known for their controversial protests warning America about the wrath of God. They have often...

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Has Facebook lost its cool?

As the popularity of Twitter and Tumblr have soared, younger users are flooding to those sites as alternatives to Facebook....

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Seductress reporter stereotypes | MMA's Fallon Fox | Inventing new words

Journalist Marin Cogan on the stereotypical depiction of female political reporters as seductresses in the Netflix original drama House of...

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Should we just make up words?

Writer Andrew Kaufman makes the case that our current English vocabulary is insufficient and we should all feel free to...

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MMA fighter Fallon Fox

MMA fighter Fallon Fox sparked controversy when she recently revealed that she was born male, making her the first transgender...

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Searchlight

On Monday we will reveal, live on the show, the remaining 8 finalists in CBC Music's Searchlight...their competition to determine the best...

The real House of Cards

If you watch House of Cards, the acclaimed new Netflix drama, you might get the idea that it's common for...

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Should we worry about 3-D printers and wearable computers?

We look at two controversial technologies from this year's SXSW Interactive Festival. Guardian technology editor Charles Arthur considers the privacy...

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Trio Fibonacci performs live

Over the past 15 years, Montreal chamber ensemble Trio Fibonacci (named after the mathematician) has devoted itself to the exploration...

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Canadian 70s rock anthem winner announced

The long wait is finally over. Inspired by the passionate fight going on in Massachusetts right now over which song...

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Trio Fibonacci | Google Glass | Media Panel

Friday Live performance -- Violinist Julie-Anne Derome, cellist Gabriel Prynn and pianist Wonny Song are Quebec's Trio Fibonacci, a chamber...

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How would you deal with being stalked online?

In his novels, writer James Lasdun often explores the dark world of paranoia and inner torment. That's also the case...

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Love drugs | Writer James Lasdun | Secret menus | Torquil Campbell

Oxford ethicist Brian Earp on his research into the therapeutic use of anti-love and love drugs. Writer James Lasdun, author...

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Justified's Timothy Olyphant - from bad guy to hero

Timothy Olyphant has played a variety of roles throughout his career, many of them bad guys. His latest turn is as the...

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Berlin Wall controversy | Actor Timothy Olyphant | Lego artist

A look at the controversy and demonstrations in Berlin over the demolition of a remaining portion of the Berlin Wall....

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Lego Artist Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya raised a few eyebrows when he decided to quit his high-paying law career and become a Lego artist....

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Q taste tests the Land, Sea and Air Burger!

Leading up to Jian's conversation with HiddenMenu.com's Kathrina Manalac on the rise of secret menus, particularly in fast food joints,...

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More guests: Q LIVE in New York City

Q is headed back to New York City for a sold-out live audience show. Additional guests now confirmed: pop icon...

Diversity and The Bachelorette | Hayden | Massachusetts rock song contest

Misee Harris on why she wants to become the first African-American candidate on mainstream reality show The Bachelorette, followed by...

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Hayden's not dead!

Toronto folk-veteran Hayden was surprised to find out his Wikipedia page listed him as dead. However, he was just off...

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Nominate your choice for Canada's official rock anthem!

Massachusetts is currently slugging it out over whether Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner" and Aerosmith's "Dream On" should be the State's official...

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Q's heading to Regina for the JUNOs!

We're heading to Regina for a special live-audience edition of Q as part of this year's JUNOfest! The show will...

This Week On Q

This week on Q Monday Kate Nash Tuesday Hayden Wednesday Timothy Olyphant Thursday Love Drugs Friday Media Panel See the...

Too high to drive? | Singer Kate Nash | Sports Culture Panel

As several states legalize marijuana, Mother Jones writer Josh Harkinson looks at the question of how high is too high...

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How high is too high to drive?

As more US states consider the legalization of marijuana, Mother Jones staff writer Josh Harkinson explores the increasingly hazy debate...

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Kate Nash on 'Girl Talk' and girl power in Studio Q

UK songstress Kate Nash stopped by Studio Q to play a couple songs from her brand new album Girl Talk....

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Searchlight & Q

We're big supporters of great new Canadian music here at Q. And that's why we're excited to be part of Searchlight,...

Bruce McCulloch grows up

Bruce McCulloch, of Kids in the Hall fame, reflects on his journey from young drunk punk in Alberta to pajama-clad dad in the...

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Jian's tribute to Stompin' Tom

We had so many requests for this morning's opening essay on Stompin' Tom Connors, we've decided to post the text...

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Zach Braff travels to Oz

Actor/writer/director Zach Braff stopped by Studio Q to chat about his career, his love of the theatre and his exciting...

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Remembering Stompin' Tom

With the news that Stompin' Tom Connors has died, we present a special tribute on Q, with some of the...

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Mandy Patinkin will inspire you

With a career spanning four decades, versatile actor and singer Mandy Patinkin has earned countless accolades for his roles on...

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Chef Eddie Huang on Q

Eddie Huang is a chef and owner of Baohaus restaurant in New York City, and the host of a food...

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Should we tax violent video games?

In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, the state government in Connecticut is considering...

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Andy Carvin, NPR's Chief Twitterer

Andy Carvin is NPR's Senior Strategist, which means he spends a lot of time on twitter. He's been known to...

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This week on Q - March 4-March 8/13

MONDAY: Journalist and NPR social media strategist Andy Carvin. He's been called a "living, breathing, real-time verification system" for his...

David Bowie vs. The Wallflowers

Jian and CBC Radio 2 host Tom Power go head to head over Tom's claim that The Wallflowers version of...

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Rabbi Susan Silverman on her "balls-out civil disobedience"

A few weeks back, Rabbi Susan Silverman was one of 10 women detained by police at the Western Wall for...

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Kim Nguyen's 'War Witch' captures child soldier's strife

Canadian director Kim Nguyen tells the haunting tale of a 12-year-old Komona -- a girl kidnapped by a rebel army...

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