Friday, July 29, 2011 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
MONDAY Neil Strauss
TUESDAY Miranda July
WEDNESDAY Lee Siegel
THURSDAY Bob Mould
Stephen Quinn guest hosts this week!
Monday: Neil Strauss on why the Internet's "Like Culture" -- that is, the "like" button next to articles and status updates -- is a scourge. Q VAULT: We revisit Jian's conversations with Canadian-born Avatar director James Cameron, and Toronto pop trio Austra.
Tuesday: New York Times best-selling author and therapist Lori Gottlieb on why our obsession with our kids' happiness can actually land them in therapy. Performance artist, filmmaker and author Miranda July on her new feature film, The Future. Q VAULT: Archies comics series writer Dan Parent.
Wednesday: We talk to Abazar Khayami, producer of The Ministry, an Afghan comedy launching this week set in a government office, styled after The Office. Journalist Lee Siegel, author of the new book Are You Serious?, discusses how silliness has infected our culture, politics and everyday life. Q VAULT: the author of Intern Nation.
Thursday: Trucks not lorries, elevators not lifts, and (Canadians brace yourselves) zee not zed! Are Americanisms corrupting British English? A Q debate! One of modern rock's most influential figures Bob Mould on his new autobiography, See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody. Q VAULT: Secret Sisters.
Friday: We talk to Quebec's new "Judge Judy" - Montreal family lawyer Anne-France Goldwater who's getting her own TV show on French television in September, called L'Arbitre (the Arbitrator). Beirut frontman Zach Condon and members of the band drop by Studio Q to perform music from the new album.
Audio is available the day following the broadcast