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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019: Shepard Fairey, Sugar Sammy and more

Today on q: American street artist Shepard Fairey, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, author Gabrielle Moss, comedian Sugar Sammy.
American street artist Shepard Fairey, author Gabrielle Moss, comedian Sugar Sammy. (Submitted by the artist, Bryan Bruchman, Justine Lephay)
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Today on q, with guest host Nana aba Duncan:

  • American street artist Shepard Fairey, who's best known for designing the iconic Obama Hope poster, unveils one of his largest murals yet in Vancouver.
  • Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks the rift between Instagram and meme accounts — and how the social media platform is now trying to smooth things over.
  • Author Gabrielle Moss makes a case in defence of '80s and '90s teen paperbacks, such as Sweet Valley High and The Baby-Sitters Club.
  • Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy discusses how he generates laughs — and outrage — across cultural boundaries.

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