Happy Friday, everyone! Here's what we have on tap for you today:
- In today's opening essay, Jian weighs in on a "remarkably disappointing week in politics" -- referencing the ongoing turmoil in the Senate, Ontario's Queen's Park and Toronto's City Hall. [FULL POST]
- We've got live performances throughout the show from Blue Rodeo, who play from their new album, In Our Nature. [FULL POST]
- Q's media panel -- Judy Rebick, John Cruikshank and Jonathan Kay -- is back to assess the news stories of the week and how they were covered. [FULL POST]
- A life and times with movie icon Jeremy Irons, whose career has included everything from British period drama such as Brideshead Revisited to dark Cronenberg dramas such as Dead Ringers, to TV's The Borgias. [FULL POST]
- Roots founders Don Green and Michael Budman on the Canadiana bent of their lifestyle brand. [FULL POST]
- Elvira Kurt's latest installment to the Cultural Hall of Shame!