Schedule for Thursday July 31


It's Q the Summer! Piya Chattopadhyay hosts this week. Jian returns with a new season of Q on Sept 1. Please note that all schedules are subject to last-minute changes. Check back for updates.

  • In light of the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip... Piya talks to Tel Aviv-based journalist Debra Kamin about her recent article "The Rise of Dark Tourism" in which she looks into the growing phenomena of war tourism. She also speaks with Rick Sweeney, the founder of War Zone Tours, for his take on its appeal, its so-called 'educational benefits', and criticisms that it's unethical and exploitive. [FULL POST]

  • Piya talks to comic artist, Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of one of the most iconic depictions of Toronto in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Now, he returns with the graphic novel Seconds, a fantasy about a young chef who discovers she can erase her past mistakes. [FULL POST]

  • Best of Q: Jian's interview with Glenn Close -- the Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony award-winning actress and six-time Oscar nominee -- talks about her long and varied career, and opens up about the mental health struggles in her family, how that's affected her decisions about the roles she'll take and what she's doing to confront stigma associated with mental illness. [FULL POST]

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