Friday, November 23, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
MONDAY: Apple's iBookstore rejected a Danish eBook featuring photos of nude hippies. We explore why the Danish culture minister got involved, and what this incident says about the larger world of eBooks. Calvin Harris, the Scottish EDM -- electronic dance music -- DJ and vocalist on his rise across several continents and hit collaborations with Rihanna and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Director Sarah Burns and one of the subjects from The Central Park Five, a documentary about the harrowing story of a group of teens wrongly accused and jailed for a jogger's brutal rape and assault. LISTEN
TUESDAY: A new study found that a large number of boys engage in exercise to achieve muscles, take protein supplements and some even dabble in steroid use. We talk to one of the researchers about the study and look at why boys and body image is an understudied and controversial topic. Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men on their album, My Head is an Animal. Actors Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener on their new film, A Late Quartet. LISTEN
WEDNESDAY: James Bridle will is talking about Dronestagram, a project that posts 'drones-eye view' photos of sites bombed by American drones. Are kids' playgrounds too safe? Harry Harbottle thinks they are. He is the director of export for a Richter Spielgerate, a German manufacturer of innovative playground equipment for children. A look at the short moving images known as GIFS which are everywhere these days, from website jokes to the cover of the New York Times. LISTEN
THURSDAY: Mark Kelley of CBC's The Fifth Estate on their investigation into the online trail of self-generated rumours and video cruelty that preceded the accused murderer Luka Magnotta, charged with the gruesome killing of a Montreal man earlier this year. A career interview with country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Her new book Dream More comes out of a popular commencement speech she made at the University of Tennessee. The big reveal of the five Canada Reads jurors and books they're championing.
FRIDAY: Live performance from dance-pop-glam singer Diamond Rings, who is touring with his new album, Free Dimensional. Torquil Campbell's Rant or Rave column. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.
Audio is available the day after the broadcast.