Wednesday August 26, 2015

q pop culture panel: 1D, David Foster Wallace, Taylor vs. Miley

One Direction broke pre-teen hearts everywhere with the announcement that they would be "taking a break" after their next album.

One Direction broke pre-teen hearts everywhere with the announcement that they would be "taking a break" after their next album. (Neil Hall/Reuters)

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q's pop culture panel convenes to discuss the latest headlines in arts and entertainment. Today we're joined by Emily Keeler from the National Post, Stephen Marche from Esquire, and Nathalie Atkinson from The Globe and Mail.

At issue today:

  • What was the secret of One Direction's success and what does their break tell us about the boy band life cycle?
  • Why are David Foster Wallace's family and friends so opposed to The End of the Tour, the new film about him?
  • Who's a better role model for young women — Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus?