Monday 11 November


Happy Monday, folks. It's a day of reflection for our nation as we observe Remembrance Day 2013. Jian and the Q crew are off today. Here are a few must-hear interviews from the Best of Q files.

  • Virginia Heffernan - the former New York Times writer Virginia Heffernan explains why she chose to come out as a creationist this summer.

  • Comedian and actor Billy Crystal reflects on a life in entertainment -- from getting bumped off the very first episode of Saturday Night Live, to playing one of the first openly gay characters on TV, to the resonances he shares with the character he voiced in the recent animated feature, "Monsters University."

  • China's duplitecture: for the past few decades, China has been replicating many of the West's architectural gems: Venice, the Eiffel tower, the Sydney Opera House, and London among them. Bianca Bosker, author of "Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China," finds the deeper meaning in China's architectural copycatting.

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