Best of Q: Virginia Heffernan, Billy Crystal, China's duplitecture

Jian and the Q Team are off for Remembrance Day. That means we're treating you with some of our most outstanding segments for today's Best of Q special.


Coming out as creationist

Jian speaks to Yahoo technology columnist and former New York Times writer Virginia Heffernan about why she decided to come out as a creationist. The move provoked much commotion among journalists -- particularly science writers -- and Gawker insisted her work can no longer be taken seriously.

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This episode originally aired September 5th, 2013.

Billy Crystal

Comedian Billy Crystal is going back to Broadway this week with his solo show 700 Sundays. In this episode of Q, he speaks to Jian about Saturday Night Live, playing one of the first openly gay characters on TV and starring in Monsters University with John Goodman.


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This episode originally aired June 21st, 2013.


'Duplitecture' in China

For decades, architects in China have been replicating some of the most recognizable buildings in the Western world. The Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and even an entire alpine village now have twins across the globe. Bianca Bosker, authour of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China, speaks to Jian about the meaning behind China's "duplitecture."

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This episode originally aired April 2, 2013.

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