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Joel Plaskett performs, Dean Potter's death, 50s star Tab Hunter, q media panel 05/22/2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Nova Scotian wonder Joel Plaskett performs from his new solo album. Why late base jumper Dean Potter lived to risk his life. Actor and 1950s teen heartthrob Tab Hunter on playing straight on screen. the q media panel reviews the top stories of the week.
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Southern Rites and racial tensions, Welcome to Me, Choose Your Own Adventure returns

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Filmmaker Gillian Laub on fragile racial relations and her new HBO doc, Southern Rites. Welcome to Me director Shira Piven on the edgy but empathetic humour in the new Kirsten Wiig film. Anson Montgomery's Choose Your Own Adventure is back.
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So long Letterman, spot the fake, The Milk Carton Kids, 'Between' kills all adults 05/20/2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Longtime Letterman staff writer Tom Ruprecht takes us into the writer's room. Made In China: Rooting out Doug Fishburn's replica. California folk duo The Milk Carton Kids perform live. Michael McGowan wipes out all adults in new Netflix drama, Between.
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Scharpling & Wurster, q's pop culture panel, beyond get well soon, Eurovision 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Popular podcast comedy duo Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster on the best of The Best Show. q's pop culture panel on Kim Kardashian's selfie book, Mad Men's end, etc. How to avoid saying the wrong thing to a sick friend. What to watch for in Eurovision 2015.
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Comedian Norm Macdonald, Alan Doyle performs, Miranda July's first novel 05/18/2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

From the q vault: Notoriously disruptive comedian Norm Macdonald swings through studio q. Seasoned Canadian singer/songwriter Alan Doyle performs from So Let's Go. Filmmaker, artist and author Miranda July on her debut novel, The First Bad Man.
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B.B. King tribute, Orange O'Clock, UFC's Ronda Rousey, q sports panel, Drawn & Quarterly founder, Faith Healer performs

Friday, May 15, 2015

Remembering B.B. King. Searchlight 2015 winner Orange O'Clock. Undefeated UFC champ Ronda Rousey. q sports panel on Steve Montador suit, Bill Simmons and Deflategate. Drawn & Quarterly's Chris Oliveros. Faith Healer performs live from Cosmic Troubles.
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Sex Ed with love, the strangeness of Hitler satire, Chris Burden tribute, celebs as gods 05/14/2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The L-word in Sex Ed: should love be part of the lesson? Plus, German novelist Timur Vermes plays Hitler for laughs. Jerry Saltz remembers extreme conceptual artist Chris Burden. Poet Kathleen Ossip on what celebrity deaths can teach us about grief.
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Action stars for Russia, SNL vs. 22 Minutes, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Maggs 05/13/2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Why Vladimir Putin is recruiting American action heroes like Steven Seagal. Jeremy Woodcock on SNL's alleged ripoff of his Prophet Muhammad sketch. Buffy Sainte Marie unleashes Power in the Blood. Sam Maggs on why girls needs to geek out without apology.
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Talking Head's David Byrne, war re-enactment therapy, Searchlight's top four 05/12/2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

David Byrne (of Talking Heads) on Contemporary Color, his upcoming performance piece at the Luminato Festival. Filmmaker Mike Attie and Iraq war veteran Lucien "Doc" Darensburg on war re-enactment therapy. Plus, we reveal Searchlight 2015's top four acts.
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The Afira Quartet + Skratch Bastid, country icon Willie Nelson, comedian Monica Heisey 05/11/2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Classical meets hip hop as the Afira Quartet and Skratch Bastid perform live. Mellow country superstar Willie Nelson sheds light on his formative years. Comedian and writer Monica Heisey offers delightful, if "dubious", advice to fellow women.
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Ryn Weaver, BGL at the Venice Biennale, cartoonist Lynda Barry, q media panel, Mad Men 06/08/2015

Friday, May 08, 2015

Pop sensation Ryn Weaver (Octahate) performs from The Fool. Nicolas Laverdière of Quebec art collective BGL on playful art. Cartoonist Lynda Barry on teaching creativity to non-artists. q media panel convenes. Writer Semi Chellas on 7 years of Mad Men.
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Style icon Iris Apfel, Mad Max director George Miller, Lynn Crosbie resurrects Kurt Cobain 06/07/2015

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Fashion icon Iris Apfel on why beauty and style have nothing to do with each other. Director George Miller on returning — 30 years later — to the world of Mad Max. Provocative Canadian writer Lynn Crosbie on her "haute fan fiction" about Kurt Cobain.
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99% Invisible's Roman Mars, Of Monsters and Men, comedian Nick Kroll 05/06/2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

99% Invisible host Roman Mars on the fascinating, often hidden parts of our designed world. Icelandic folk-rockers Of Monsters and Men perform acoustic version of Beneath the Skin songs. The Kroll Show's Nick Kroll on his new comedy, Adult Beginners.
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John Ridley's American Crime, Noel Gallagher, Damian Abraham, Heather O'Neill 05/05/2015

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley on his new TV drama, American Crime. Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame on his 2nd solo album, Chasing Yesterday. Damian Abraham's More Than Music column. Author Heather O'Neill on how categories limit women's identities.
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The Good Lovelies, Email Debt Forgiveness Day, George F Walker 05/04/2015

Monday, May 04, 2015

Ontario folk trio The Good Lovelies perform from their upcoming album, Burn the Plan. PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman on Email Debt Forgiveness Day. Canadian playwright George F Walker on his latest double-bill about troubled parents and stressed out teachers.
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Leon Bridges performs, Domhnall Gleeson on Ex Machina, q sports panel, OITNB's Kate Mulgrew 05/01/2015

Friday, May 01, 2015

Soul sensation Leon Bridges performs live. Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on his starring role in the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. The q Sports Panel reconvenes. Kate Mulgrew — of Star Trek and Orange Is The New Black fame — shares her personal story.
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Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).
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Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).
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Soul legend Mavis Staples, the myth of personal style

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soundtrack for the civil rights movement: a special two-part interview with soul legend and activist Mavis Staples. Plus, photographer Ari Versluis on Exactitudes, his long-running project challenging the existence of personal style.
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Morgan Neville on Best of Enemies, Pras on Haiti's 2010 election, SuperMutant Magic Academy 04/28/2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville on his new film Best of Enemies. Ex-Fugee Pras on Sweet Micky For President, the story of Haiti's historic 2010 election. Acclaimed illustrator Jillian Tamaki on her latest book SuperMutant Magic Academy.
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