Making A Murderer: Are true crime and pop culture a risky mix?

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It's the first pop culture panel of 2016! Emily Keeler of the National Post, Stephen Marche of Esquire, and Del Cowie of Exclaim join guest host Rachel Giese to discuss the top headlines from the world of art and entertainment. 

Today: the runaway success of Netflix's new true crime series Making A Murderer; the end of American Idol; and a few ideas for more cultured resolutions

WEB EXTRA | q challenge: Send us your cultural resolution for 2016

Today our pop culture panel share their resolutions — but we also want to hear from you! Will you tap the worlds of music, literature, film and beyond for their transformative potential? 

Please write your most creative goal in the comments below, tweet us @cbcradioq or email q@cbc.ca. We might end up reading your resolution on air! (But then you'll really have to stick to it.) 

Here are some ideas from the panel to get you started. 

Stephen Marche's cultural resolution for 2016 (CBC)
Emily Keeler's cultural resolution for 2016 (CBC)
Del Cowie's cultural resolution for 2016 (CBC)


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