Friday, April 15, 2011 | Categories: Q Weekly Update |
MONDAY Conrad Black
TUESDAY Gwyneth Paltrow
WEDNESDAY James Loney
THURSDAY Woody Harrelson
FRIDAY The Decemberists
Monday: Media tycoon-turned political commentator Conrad Black on the future of the Arab world. Q's Sports Panel with Stephen Brunt and Bruce Dowbiggin. A look at the controversy surrounding whether Knut, the Berlin Zoo's recently deceased polar bear, should be taxidermied.
Tuesday: A look at how the lack of cultural consensus affects the issue of climate change. Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow on her new cookbook, My Fathers Daughter. Nanaimo-born screenwriter Seth Lochhead on his new Bourne-style thriller film, Hanna.
Wednesday: Canadian peace activist James Loney on his harrowing memoir, Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War. A look at the growing subculture of people who have a renewed interest in the manual typewriter.
Thursday: Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson on the Toronto debut of his semi-autobiographical play, Bullet For Adolf, which he co-wrote and directs. The surprising effects of the rise of the .xxx domain name on the Internet.
Friday: London-based independent filmmaker Chris Atkins on "churnalism". The Decemberists on their new album, The King Is Dead. Style talkers reflect on the 100th anniversary of the suit. The Asylum founder David Michael Latt discusses how his company has become renowned for their mockbusters.
HOLIDAY MONDAY: Journalist and author Peggy Orenstein on her book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, a critical look at princess-themed pop culture and how little girls are marketed to. Philadelphia singer-songwriter Amos Lee performs from his album, Mission Bell. Canadian actor Adam Beach talks about his rise to fame in film and TV and issues regarding Native representation in Hollywood.
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