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  • Jian Ghomeshi

    Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, Q, on CBC Radio One and Bold TV. Since its inception in 2007, Q has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history.

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Last updated: Friday, August 01 2014 04:59 PM

'Franglais' paranoia, Robert Altman biopic, Franz Ferdinand 08/01/2014

Friday, August 01 2014 04:00 AM

Montreal MC Yes McCan defends Dead Obies "franglais" rap lyrics, calling critics' warnings paranoia. Ron Mann and Kathryn Altman on how the late Robert Altman, rebel filmmaker, changed American movies. Best of Q: Let Franz Ferdinand kicks up you Friday.

War zone tourism, Scott Pilgrim's successor, Glenn Close 07/31/2014

Thursday, July 31 2014 04:00 AM

Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley on regret, responsibility and his new book, Seconds. War Zone Tours founder Rick Sweeney and journalist Debra Kamin on the rise of "dark tourism". Best of Q: Glenn Close on mental health and fighting stigma.

Representing disability on screen, Welcome to Sweden, over-diagnosing ADHD 07/30/2014

Wednesday, July 30 2014 04:00 AM

The case against casting able-bodied actors as disabled characters. Lawyer-turned-actor Greg Poehler on his fish-out-of-water comedy, Welcome to Sweden. Best of Q: Are we over-diagnosing ADHD? A reporter and medical expert weigh in.

A Most Wanted Man, Broken Bells perform, comedian Bob Saget 07/29/2014

Tuesday, July 29 2014 04:00 AM

Filmmaker Anton Corbijn on A Most Wanted Man, a film that features one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performances. Broken Bells perform from their latest record, After the Disco. Longtime entertainer Bob Saget on going from G-rated to R-rated humour.

Caught up in the Kill Team, artist Bonnie Devine, the rise of Normcore 07/28/2014

Monday, July 28 2014 04:00 AM

Filmmaker Dan Krauss and documentary subject Adam Winfield on The Kill Team, a harrowing doc about rogue U.S. soldiers. Artist Bonnie Devine on Canada's first major survey of Anishinaabe artists. Best of Q: Normcore trend touts boring as the new black.

Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane, re-thinking menopause, Owen Pallett performs 07/25/2014

Friday, July 25 2014 04:00 AM

Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane on coming of age on the silver screen. Madwoman in the Volvo author Sandra Tsing Loh on re-thinking menopause and her year of raging hormones. Best of Q: Owen Pallett performs from his highly-anticipated record, In Conflict.

Printing new arms for amputees, baseball post-Burke, Project Runway's Tim Gunn 07/24/2014

Thursday, July 24 2014 04:00 AM

Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling on how 3D printers are changing the lives of Sudanese amputees.Is MLB doing enough for gay players? Glenn Burke's sister and MLB's Ambassador of Inclusion weigh in. Best of Q: Project Runway's Tim Gunn on designing destiny.

Belarus Free Theatre's plight, death to "Manic Pixie Dream Girl", Radiolab's Jad Abumrad 07/23/2014

Wednesday, July 23 2014 04:00 AM

Natalia Kaliada, exiled artistic director of the defiant Belarus Free Theatre, on fighting for free expression. Film critics Nathan Rabin and Katherine Monk on retiring "manic pixie dream girl". Best of Q: Jad Abumrad on award-winning NPR show Radiolab.

Dungeons and Dragons turns 40, poet Patricia Lockwood, 27 music legends 07/22/2014

Tuesday, July 22 2014 04:00 AM

Dungeons and Dragons turns 40: Ethan Gilsdorf on the role-playing game's lasting impact. Patricia Lockwood on poetry that stands out in the internet age. Best of Q: Robbie Robertson and Jim Guerinot on 27 legends young music lovers must hear.

Neo-nazi hipsters, Syrian actor Jay Adbo, insider's view on addiction 07/21/2014

Monday, July 21 2014 04:00 AM

Berlin-based journalist Thomas Rogers on how neo-Nazis in Germany are using hipster culture to recruit youth. Syrian actor Jay Abdo on starting from scratch after stardom. Best of Q: Photographer Graham McIndoe on chronicling his own heroin addiction.

Kim Cattrall, Jason Mraz performs with Raining Jane, actress Judy Greer 07/18/2014

Friday, July 18 2014 04:00 AM

Actress Kim Cattrall on her new HBO Canada TV series, Sensitive Skin. Jason Mraz performs with the band Raining Jane from his new album, Yes! Best of Q: Perpetual Hollywood sidekick Judy Greer on her new memoir, I Don't Know What You Know Me From.

Q exclusive: American singer/songwriter Tom Petty 07/17/2014

Thursday, July 17 2014 04:00 AM

Q devotes its full show to American singer/songwriter Tom Petty. The rock and roll icon joins Jian for a candid conversation where he talks about his early days, his big hits and his forthcoming album with The Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye.

Comedian Maz Jobrani, voice over artist Susan Bennett, Alvvays performs 7/16/2014

Wednesday, July 16 2014 04:00 AM

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani on the politics of hosting Just for Laugh's 'Ethnic Show.' Canadian indie band Alvvays performs live in studio from their self-titled album. Best of Q: Meet the voice behind Apple's Siri, Susan Bennett.

Zoo animals and mental illness, actor Diego Trujillo, boxer George Chuvalo 07/05/2014

Tuesday, July 15 2014 04:00 AM

Writer Alex Halberstadt on the psychological problems of animals living in captivity. Colombia's Diego Trujillo stars in the Spanish-language version of the hit show Breaking Bad. Best of Q: Boxer George Chuvalo on his harrowing memoir, A Fighter's Life.

Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, the rise of golf in China, replacing sexist stock photos

Monday, July 14 2014 04:00 AM

Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven on why Showgirls doesn't suck. Author Dan Washburn on how golf is growing in China despite being outlawed. Jessica Bennett, coordinating editor of a project to replace stereotypical images of women in stock photos used for ads.

Superwoman Lilly Singh, defending difficult literature, Shad performs 07/11/2014

Friday, July 11 2014 04:00 AM

YouTube darling Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on internet fame and keeping it real. U.K. writer Tim Parks and Globe arts and books editor Jared Bland on focused reading in a distracted world. Best of Q: Canadian rapper Shad performs from Flying Colours.

Superwoman Lilly Singh, defending difficult literature, Shad performs 07/11/2014

Friday, July 11 2014 04:00 AM

YouTube darling Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on internet fame and keeping it real. U.K. writer Tim Parks and Globe arts and books editor Jared Bland on focused reading in a distracted world. Best of Q: Canadian rapper Shad performs from Flying Colours.

The meaning of 'Carioca', comic Hari Kondabolu, Iceland's hidden folk 07/10/2014

Thursday, July 10 2014 04:00 AM

British filmmaker Julien Temple on his new documentary, Rio 50 Degrees. Hari Kondabolu on his smart, socially-conscious brand of comedy. Journalist Ryan Jacobs explains why many Icelanders believe in huldufolk (hidden people), also known as elves.

Crossfit pros and cons, Sammy Davis Jr.'s daughter, birth photography 07/09/2014

Wednesday, July 09 2014 04:00 AM

Is CrossFit worth the risk? Former enthusiast, Lauren McKeon, and kinesiology prof, Martin Gibala weigh in. Tracey Davis on the secret struggles faced by her famous father, Sammy Davis Jr. Journalist Rachel Holmes on professional birth photography.

Paying for reservations, Linklater on Boyhood, Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America 07/08/2014

Tuesday, July 08 2014 04:00 AM

Food editor Gabriella Gershenson on "unsettling" new apps that sell and scalp reservations for popular restaurants. Director Richard Linklater on his ground-breaking film, Boyhood. Best of Q: Broadcaster Ali Velshi says Al Jazeera can make it in America.

Cuban baseball players' plight, dir. Steve James on Ebert biopic, Jazz great Sheila Jordan 07/07/2014

Monday, July 07 2014 04:00 AM

Journalist Jesse Katz on the murky waters Cuban baseball players navigate for a shot at the big leagues. Director Steve James on Life Itself, his new documentary about film critic Roger Ebert. Best of Q: Jazz legend Sheila Jordan on risks worth taking.

Sizing up the World Cup, comedian Nathan Fielder, remembering Bobby Womack 07/04/2014

Friday, July 04 2014 04:00 AM

Is this the best World Cup ever? Q sports panel, Stephen Brunt and Cathal Kelly, weigh in. Vancouver-born comedian Nathan Fielder on his business makeover parody show, Nathan For You. Remembering Bobby Womack: we revisit his stunning 2012 interview on Q.

Soccer's siren song, Natalie Merchant, monocle fashion trend 07/03/2014

Thursday, July 03 2014 04:00 AM

How did "gooooal" become soccer's siren song? Fernanda Santos weighs in. Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant on her self-titled album and how she's built a career on her own terms. Are monocles really back? Allen Salkin on his eyebrow-raising trend piece.

Little Mosque creator Zarqa Nawaz, creative shapeshifter Reggie Watts, Basia Bulat performs 07/02/2014

Wednesday, July 02 2014 04:00 AM

Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz on her new memoir, Laughing All The Way To The Mosque. Musical comedian Reggie Watts on improvisation and the art of the absurd. Best of Q: Canadian folksinger Basia Bulat performs from Tall Tall Shadow.

Canada Day special ft. Adam Beach, Coeur de Pirate, Colm Feore 07/01/2014

Tuesday, July 01 2014 04:00 AM

Adam Beach on why he's set on bringing great films to First Nations reserves. Montreal's Coeur de Pirate performs from her first English-language album, Trauma. Actor Colm Feore on taking on Shakespeare's King Lear at this year's Stratford Festival.

Actress Laverne Cox, Beck performs, Michael Ignatieff 06/30/2014

Monday, June 30 2014 04:00 AM

Actress and transgender rights advocate Laverne Cox on the fight against transphobia. Beck joins Jian to discuss and perform from his 12th studio record, Morning Phase. Best of Q: former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff on learning from failure.

World Pride special ft. Against Me!, Masha Gessen and Frank Mugisha 06/27/2014

Friday, June 27 2014 04:00 AM

Against Me! perform from Transgender Dysphoria Blues, live throughout the show. Russian journalist Masha Gessen on the repercussions of Russia's anti-gay laws. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha on the harsh new laws targeting the LGBT community in Uganda.

Social media savvy cartels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Welcome to Night Vale 06/26/2014

Thursday, June 26 2014 04:00 AM

Researcher Antoine Nouvet on why Mexican drug cartels are mastering social media. John Cameron Mitchell on the evolution of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Actor Cecil Baldwin on the hit indie radio drama, Welcome to Night Vale -- "NPR from the Twilight Zone".

Aaron Swartz's legacy, Perrotta on The Leftovers, Barnaby on Rhymes for Young Ghouls 06/25/2014

Wednesday, June 25 2014 04:00 AM

Cory Doctorow and Brian Knappenberger on the life and legacy of hacktivist Aaron Swartz. Tom Perrotta on The Leftovers, a new HBO show based on his popular book. Jeff Barnaby on his irreverent Residential School revenge fantasy, Rhymes for Young Ghouls.

Historian Robert Fisk on WWI, artist Pedro Reyes, Lily Cole's impossible kindness 06/24/2014

Tuesday, June 24 2014 04:00 AM

Award-winning journalist and historian Robert Fisk on how World War One forever shook his family. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes on Sanatorium, a pop-up clinic that treats urban ennui. Best of Q: Lily Cole on - her hub for the gift economy.

WWI's cultural impact, alt-comic Kurt Braunohler, actress Angelica Huston 06/23/2014

Monday, June 23 2014 04:00 AM

Author and veteran Phil Klay and comic writer Pat Mills weigh in on the "Great War's" lasting cultural impact. Rising alt-comic Kurt Braunohler on inserting humour into everyday life. Best of Q: actress Anjelica Huston on her memoir, A Story Lately Told.

No more crying shame, Q media panel, Binyavanga Wainaina, Future Islands perform! 06/20/2014

Friday, June 20 2014 04:00 AM

In defence of the 'tearjerker'- cultural critic Carl Wilson says it's ok to cry. The final Q media panel of the season on Northern Gateway. Influential Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina on gay rights in Africa. Future Islands perform throughout the show!

'Joke mayor' Jon Gnarr, the importance of madam president, comic Dashan 06/19/2014

Thursday, June 19 2014 04:00 AM

Former Reykjavík 'joke mayor' Jon Gnarr on why politics can't be left to politicians. Suzanne Goldenberg argues Hillary Clinton should play up gender if she runs for president. And Mark Henry Rowswell, a.k.a. Dashan, on how he became a celebrity in China.

Buzzfeed's secret sauce, actress Mackenzie Davis, Gustavo of Os Gemeos 06/18/2014

Wednesday, June 18 2014 04:00 AM

Buzzfeed's Scott Lamb on how the wildly popular site grabs you by the eyeballs. Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis on Halt and Catch Fire and hacking the system. Brazilian artist Gustavo Pandolfo, half of the Os Gemeos duo, on street art and staying fresh.

The reporter who won't spy, Orange Is The New Black stars, Obvious Child 06/17/2014

Tuesday, June 17 2014 04:00 AM

Somali-British journalist Jamal Osman on his repeated refusal to spy for Britain. Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba on the complex world inside the Netflix show. Comic Jenny Slate on Obvious Child and tackling abortion in film.

The lasting O.J. Simpson effect, bossa nova king Sergio Mendes, photographer Zanele Muholi

Monday, June 16 2014 04:00 AM

Why the O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco car chase was a cultural game-changer. Brazil's bossa nova king, Sergio Mendes, on Magic and bringing his sound to the world stage. South African photographer Zanele Muholi on her powerful portraits of LGBT South Africans.

Detroit fights blight, John Waters hitch-hikes, Ricochet makes news bilingual, Sam Roberts performs 06/13/2014

Friday, June 13 2014 04:00 AM

Is there hope for Detroit's dilapidated neighbourhoods? Charlie Le Duff weighs in. The ever-subversive John Waters on hitch-hiking across the U.S.A. Introducing Montreal's bilingual news outlet: Ricochet Media. Sam Roberts Band performs from Lo-Fantasy.

Brazil's identity crisis, Kelis performs, the apps that know your face 06/12/2014

Thursday, June 12 2014 04:00 AM

Futebol Nation author Davids Goldblatt on how soccer has gone from national unifier to sore spot in Brazil. Musician-turned-chef Kelis on returning to music after a 6-year hiatus. How facial recognition apps and 'face prints' could change everything.

Corporate sponsored nutrition, Eisenberg and Ayoade on The Double, The Real Cosima 06/11/2014

Wednesday, June 11 2014 04:00 AM

Is the nutrition advice of health experts being tainted by corporate sponsorship? Two observers weigh in. Actor Jesse Eisenberg and director Richard Ayoade on The Double. "The Real Cosima", Cosima Herter, on real world questions raised by Orphan Black.

Brazil's radical welfare, meditating with Russell Simmons, colourizing history 06/10/2014

Tuesday, June 10 2014 04:00 AM

What happens when you give money directly to poor mothers? Olga Khazan shares lessons from Brazil. Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons on how meditation has helped him sustain success. Plus, are colourized historical photographs delightful or deceitful?

Amazon vs. Hachette, Bebel Gilberto performs, killing the term "content" 06/09/2014

Monday, June 09 2014 04:00 AM

Amazon vs. Hachette: Jeremy Greenfield on a high-stakes and heated dispute. Celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto previews her new album, Tudo. Huffington Post editor Benjamin Hart makes the case for ditching the catch-all term "content".

Q Live from Luminato Festival in Toronto! 06/06/2014

Friday, June 06 2014 04:00 AM

Montreal-raised troubadour Rufus Wainwright, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, Green Porno creator Isabella Rossellini, Q media panel, Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, Electronic wizards A Tribe Called Red, Q rabble-rouser Elvira Kurt.

Best of Q: Watermark's powerful message, Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Heintz's fake family 06/05/2014

Thursday, June 05 2014 04:00 AM

Film-making power team Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky on their powerful Watermark film. Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash performs from The River and The Thread. Artist Suzanne Heintz on why she has a mannequin family.

Worker deaths in Qatar, F--ked up on Glass Boys, Tom Cruise v. The Internet 06/04/2014

Wednesday, June 04 2014 04:00 AM

Why are young workers dying in Qatar? Jeremy Schaap on his alarming ESPN report. F--ked up songwriters Damien Abraham and Mike Haliechuk shine light on Glass Boys. LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson challenges the typical narratives about Tom Cruise.

Cloning Hollywood, re-thinking forgiveness, seniors talk sex 06/03/2014

Tuesday, June 03 2014 04:00 AM

Could digital clones take Hollywood by storm? New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot on pixel perfect performances. Mark Sakamoto on what war trauma taught his family and new book, Forgiveness. Darren O'Donnell and Betty Logan on sex and senior citizens.

Human rights in Thailand, the how-to follow to Lean In, foolproof fitness 06/02/2014

Monday, June 02 2014 04:00 AM

Human rights in Thailand are in "free fall" following the coup, says Human Rights Watch. Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk on 'Darling, You Can't Do Both' and making work culture work for women. Journalist Daniel Duane on the surprisingly simple way to get fit.

National Post's Anne Marie Owens, cartoonist Roz Chast, Tamaki cousins, Matt Andersen performs 05/30/2014

Friday, May 30 2014 04:00 AM

Meet the National Post's new chief: Anne Marie Owens. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast explores aging in her illustrated memoir. Jillian and Mariko Tamaki on their new graphic novel. Blues singer and guitarist Matt Andersen performs from Weightless.

Remembering Maya Angelou, comic Todd Barry, apps for babies 05/29/2014

Thursday, May 29 2014 04:00 AM

Following news of Maya Angelou's death, we revisit Jian's 2011 interview with the legendary author. Comedian Todd Barry on his risky, unscripted Crowd Work Tour. Researcher Cheryl Williams on apps for babies -- are they little more than advertisements?

Ira Sachs on Love Is Strange, Don McKellar on The Grand Seduction, Corey Hart says farewell 05/28/2014

Wednesday, May 28 2014 04:00 AM

Indie filmmaker Ira Sachs on Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. Canadian director Don McKellar on The Grande Seduction, his remake of the 2003 Quebec film. Pop singer Corey Hart on fond farewells and 30 years of sunglasses at night.

Curating the 9/11 museum, Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, police on social media 05/27/2014

Tuesday, May 27 2014 04:00 AM

Alice Greenwald, director and curator of the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, on the politics of commemoration. Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq on Animism and the things humans get wrong. Professor Patrick Parnaby on how police forces are using social media.

Fact-checking North Korea, Q Media Panel, Trendy eats and fickle foodies 05/26/2014

Monday, May 26 2014 04:00 AM

North Korea watcher Joshua Stanton on sorting fact from fiction in the Hermit Kingdom. Q sports panel - Sportsnet's Stephen Brunt, ESPN's Megan Greenwell - on Habs fever and Sterling fury. Food writer David Sax on the business and culture of food trends.

Pianist Chilly Gonzales, 'fat lady rant' actress Sarah Baker, Q media panel, photographer Lynn Goldsmith 05/23/2014

Friday, May 23 2014 04:00 AM

Canadian musician Chilly Gonzales performs and shares lessons throughout the show! Louise C.K. actress Sarah Baker on her viral 'So did the Fat Lady' scene. Q's media panel on this week's news. Photographer Lynn Goldsmith on decades spent shooting stars.

Photographer Richard Mosse, monologist Mike Daisey, Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore 05/22/2014

Thursday, May 22 2014 04:00 AM

Irish artist Richard Mosse on "seducing" audiences into contemplating images of war-torn Congo. Controversial performer Mike Daisey on truth, lies and empathy for Rob Ford. Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore on her award-winning works of beauty, horror.

'Terrible' political memoirs, Fading Gigolo star John Turturro, butler comeback 05/21/2014

Wednesday, May 21 2014 04:00 AM

Have political memoirs become hopelessly formulaic? Politico's Casey Cep weighs in. Actor and filmmaker John Turturro on Fading Gigolo and playing an unlikely sex worker. Butlers are making a comeback in homes of the ultra-rich, says GQ's David Katz.

Africa's book cover, legendary producer Quincy Jones, Jazz-pop prodigy Nikki Yanofsky 05/20/2014

Tuesday, May 20 2014 04:00 AM

'Africa Is A Country' editor on why so many books about the continent feature one image. Music producing legend Quincy Jones reflects on his epic career. Plus, Jones highlights the talents of his musical protege, Canadian jazz-pop singer Nikki Yanofsky.

Best of Q: Victoria Day Special featuring Steve Coogan and Angelique Kidjo 05/19/2014

Monday, May 19 2014 04:00 AM

Should men do more housework or should women loosen their standards? A Q debate! Plus, Benin-born singer-songwriter and activist Angelique Kidjo. And a conversation with British comic, actor, and writer Steve Coogan on the touching film, Philomena.

Sarah McLachlan performs, purging Google, Beefcake body pressure, Barbara Walters 05/16/2014

Friday, May 16 2014 04:00 AM

Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan performs from Shine On. Tech reporter Charles Arthur on Google's clash with the 'right to be forgotten'. Hollywood ramps up body pressures for male actors. Best of Q: Jian's feature chat with Barbara Walters.

Remembering Tiananmen Square, actress Lake Bell, when boxing matches are fixed 05/15/2014

Thursday, May 15 2014 04:00 AM

The world's first Tiananmen Square memorial museum opens in Hong Kong, as activists fight to preserve history. Actress Lake Bell on Million Dollar arm and complicating the girl next door. Former boxing manager Charles Farrell on why he fixed fights.

Pro-Russian comment army, The Black Keys, DIY taxidermy 05/14/2014

Wednesday, May 14 2014 04:00 AM

Is Russia fighting fair in the battle for the comment section? The Guardian's Luke Harding weighs in. The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, on Turn Blue and the road away from El Camino. Artist Margot Magpie makes the case for DIY taxidermy.

Vaccine misinformation, 'Nordic Noir' writer Jo Nesbo, the rise of normcore 05/13/2014

Tuesday, May 13 2014 04:00 AM

When fears don't match facts, how far should we go in responding to anti-vaccination groups? Plus, bestselling Norwegian mystery novelist Jo Nesbo. And, "anti-lifestlye" writer Thomas Frank on the rise of "normcore" and blandness as fashion statement.

Owen Pallett performs, actor Kevin Spacey, photographer Jodi Cobb 05/12/2014

Monday, May 12 2014 04:00 AM

Owen Pallett performs live from In Conflict, his first band-backed record. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey on Richard III and complex villains. Veteran National Geographic photographer Jody Cobb on the joy and heartbreak of documenting hidden worlds.

Searchlight winner revealed, Q media panel, actor Jason Priestley, July Talk performs 05/09/2014

Friday, May 09 2014 04:00 AM

Jian reveals the winner of the Searchlight 2014! Q media panel on the TFW program, missing women and the voices we don't hear. Actor Jason Priestley on life, and near death, since 90210. Friday Live with hard-charging Toronto indie rockers, July Talk!

Superpower for Hire, Tom Flanagan bites back, Worn Fashion Journal 05/08/2014

Friday, May 09 2014 04:00 AM

Can good journalism and good advertising co-exist? Two views on Vice's Call Of Duty-inspired documentary. Former Conservative insider Tom Flanagan on the politics of personal destruction. Why Worn Fashion Journal won't tell you what not to wear.

Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls, U.K. musician David Gray, Searchlight's final four

Tuesday, May 06 2014 04:00 AM

Will Nigeria's missing girls get more than lip service? Journalists Alexis Okeowo and Anne Perkins weigh in. Plus, U.K. musician David Gray performs from his forthcoming album, Mutineers. And, an update on CBC Searchlight! Four finalists revealed.

Palestinian student on Auschwitz trip, Under The Skin, Flashdance The Musical

Monday, May 05 2014 04:00 AM

Palestinian doctoral student Zeina Bakarat defends lightning-rod trip to Auchwitz. Best of Q, veteran stand-up comic Marc Maron on his gritty, garage-based show: WTF with Marc Maron. Flashdance co-writer Tom Hedley on adapting the 80s hit for the stage.