Friday, December 7, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
MONDAY: Robert Sitler on the persistent myth that December 21, 2012 could mark the end of the world, despite being a complete misreading of the Maya Long calendar. Witty journalist and author Caitlin Moran on her new collection of music and pop culture essays, Moranthology. Sexist, violent, and old school, but a hit at 50...A look at the enduring appeal of James Bond with ex-Bond director John Glen, whose oeuvre includes For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill. Plus, Jian kicks off Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012. LISTEN.
WEDNESDAY: Austin Wintory, composer of the music for the Playstation game, Journey. It is the first video game soundtrack to be nominated for a Grammy award. Activist and punk musician Kathleen Hanna of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. She's credited with helping inspire the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s. Stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes, best-known for her turn as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series, on her one-woman show, Dickens' Women. Plus album #18 in Q's Top 20 Albums of 2012. LISTEN
FRIDAY: Singer-songwriter Jason Collett is joined by musician Bahamas and duo Snowblink for a special collaborative Friday Live, playing together from each of their recent albums. Style writer Karen von Hahn on the mysterious fashion trend that is "meggings" (that is, leggings for men). Celebrity photographer Idrani Pal-Chaudhuri on creating iconic images of stars such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, David Bowie and Lady Gaga. Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners) on the decline of the dinner party. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.
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