Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
MONDAY: South African filmmaker and artist Roger Young has found his "I benefited from apartheid" t-shirts to be a real conversation starter... He'll explain his motive, and what he thinks the response says about race relations in his country today. After you find the Titanic, what do you do for an encore? Oceanographer Robert Ballard on the allure of the sea and the undiscovered world underwater. Q's Sports Culture Panel. LISTEN
TUESDAY: Manny Ansar, the director of the famed Festival au Désert, and Andy Morgan, a music manager and journalist, talk about the ban on music in northern Mali thanks to hard-line Islamist militias. Matt Sharp, executive producer of the National Geographic TV show Doomsday Preppers, and sociologist Dr. Barry Glassner on our fascination with apocalyptic-themed culture. Journalist and author Oliver Burkeman on his book The Antidote and why he thinks the current emphasis on positive thinking in self-help books prevents people from achieving real happiness. LISTEN
WEDNESDAY: Journalist Daniel Miller discusses The Hollywood Reporter's role in creating the anti-communist atmosphere in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, costing hundreds of people their livelihoods. Folk-pop band Patrick Watson on their latest album Adventures In Your Own Backyard. Virginia Johnson, of the Harlem School of Dance, thinks that traditional ballet has excluded black dancers and is hoping her company will help change that trend. LISTEN
THURSDAY: The New York Post ran a photo of an incident this week where a man was pushed onto the subway tracks and tragically killed. The Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride and Seven Photo Agency's Stephen Mayes on the ethics of this scenario. Bestselling vocal quartet -- and classical pinups -- The Tenors perform in studio from their album, Lead with Your Heart. Journalist and critic B.J. Mendelson punctures the current primacy of social media in his book, Social Media is Bullshit.
FRIDAY: Q's Media Panel. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.
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