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Wasting Time on the Internet course, Singer-songwriter Jenn Grant, Point and Shoot documentary 11/20/2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prof Kenneth Goldsmith on his course Wasting Time on the Internet. Jenn Grant on her record Compostela. Point and Shoot doc subject Matthew Van Dyke.
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Journalist Alex Marshall on the songs of ISIS. Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. Denver Post writer Jake Browne on reviewing pot. 11/19/2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Journalist Alex Marshall talks about how ISIS is turning traditional music into propaganda. Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. talks about his role in The Book of Negroes. Denver Post writer Jake Browne is America's first mainstream "pot critic."
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Author Anne Rice, musicians Alt-J, indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin 11/18/2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Anne Rice on her return to The Vampire Chronicles. Mercury Prize winning British indie-rockers Alt-J perform live in Studio Q. Plus, indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her new documentary Trick or Treaty?
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Best-selling author Adam Mansbach, musicians Mother Mother, Sports Culture Panel 11/17/2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Best-selling author Adam Mansbach on his latest profane kids book. Vancouver band Mother Mother perform live. The Q Sports Culture Panel discuss FIFA's controversial ethics report and the media's shifting coverage of violence in sports.
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Horror author R.L. Stine, comedian Jim Gaffigan, photographer Laurie Simmons, musician Amelia Curran 11/14/2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Goosebumps author R.L. Stine on reviving the Fear Street franchise. Comedian Jim Gaffigan defends bad food and feeding your id. Photographer Laurie Simmons on her unsettling portraits of human dolls. Plus, singer-songwriter Amelia Curran performs live!
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Megan Amram's pink science, Spandau Ballet's reunion, Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure 11/13/2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Comedian and Twitter sensation Megan Amram on her über-pink parody textbook, Science ... for Her! Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp on Spandau Ballet's big split and grand reunion. Swedish director Ruben Östlund on Force Majeure and the wounded male ego.
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Edward Snowden doc, Richard Williams on tough love, B.C. artist Lou-ann Neel 11/12/2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras on her in-person interviews with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Venus and Serena's father Richard Williams on his unflinching approach to coaching. Indigenous artist Lou-ann Neel on the fight against "fakelore".
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Edward Snowden doc, Richard Williams on tough love, B.C. artist Lou-ann Neel 11/12/2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras on her in-person interviews with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Venus and Serena's father Richard Williams on his unflinching approach to coaching. Indigenous artist Lou-ann Neel on the fight against "fakelore".
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Giller winner Sean Michaels, comedian Maria Bamford, cat videos as art 11/11/2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

First-time novelist Sean Michaels reflects on his 2014 Giller Prize win. Strikingly original stand-up comic Maria Bamford on finding humour in dark subjects. Best of Q: Just For Cats curator Scott Stulen on the artistic merit of cat videos.
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Best of Q: Disability on the screen, Jackie Collins, The War on Drugs 11/10/2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York playwright Christopher Shinn makes his case against casting able-bodied actors as disabled characters. Mega-bestselling novelist Jackie Collins on her unapologetically populist writing style. The War on Drugs performs live from Lost in the Dream.
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Ed Harris on Frontera, Flea on Low Down 11/07/2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris on the new film Frontera and his role as a bereaved, justice-seeking Sheriff. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, on his key role in the Joe Albany biopic Low Down.
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Special two-part interview with Herbie Hancock

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock joins guest host Tom Power to discuss his recently released memoir, Possibilities, and his decades-long devotion to re-defining jazz. He also opens up about his youth, his struggles and his collaboration with Miles Davis.
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'Post-racial' racism in the newsroom, Jenny Slate on Obvious Child 11/05/2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Rebecca Carroll on diversity lipservice, newsroom racism and why she's leaving mainstream journalism. Jenny Slate on edgy rom-com Obvious Child and female characters that don't exist to be attractive.
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Custodians of the internet, filmmaker Justin Simien, QtheFuture 11/04/2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Journalist Adrien Chen on the often thankless job of content moderators, who see the worst of the web. Dear White People director Justin Simien on carving out one's identity in a sea of presumptions. Plus, your ideas about the future of Q!
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Fear mongering and Ebola, Walter Isaacson on unsung digital innovators 11/03/2014

Monday, November 03, 2014

Journalist Denise Clay argues "racist media hysteria" has tainted the coverage of the Ebola outbreak in a ways that recall the early coverage of the AIDS epidemic. Award-winning biographer Walter Isaacson on the digital innovators who rebooted the world.
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Best of Q: Neo-Nazi hipsters, Belarus Free Theatre, actor Jay Abdo, Shovels and Rope perform 10/31/2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Best of Q: The rise of neo-Nazi hipsters. Exiled director of the Free Belarus Theatre Natalia Kaliada. How Syrian actor Jay Abdo went from star to refugee. Shovels and Rope perform from their album Swimmin' Time.
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The Secret Trial 5, Jason Schwartzman, Margo Howard 10/30/2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Toronto filmmaker Amar Wala on his documentary The Secret Trial 5, actor Jason Schwartzman on playing against type in Listen Up Philip, Dear Prudence advice columnist Margo Howard on her new memoir Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife.
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White people on their racial identity, Hozier performs, death of death at the movies

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whitney Dow on his provocative Whiteness Project and what interviewees have said about racial identity. Hozier performs and reflects on his rapid rise with smash hit Take Me To Church. Alexander Huls says death at the movies ain't what it used to be.
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Rehab for smokers, Jake Gyllenhaal on Enemy, the culture of career waitresses 10/28/2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lynn Cunningham on smoker rehab and taking nicotine dependence as seriously as other addictions. Best of Q: Jake Gyllenhaal on Enemy and playing dueling doppelgängers. Photographer Candacy Taylor on the (possibly vanishing) culture of career waitresses.
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Revolution rock in Greenland, Alan Doyle's early years, Q sports panel 10/27/2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inuk Silis Hoegh shares the story of Sumé: a Greenland band that sparked a revolution. Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle on his journey from small town to Great Big Sea. Q sports culture panel discusses junior hockey's lawsuit and Steve Nash's career.
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