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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: Monday, September 15 2014 06:31 AM

Strangers act out your texts, actress Anna Kendrick, director Philippe Falardeau, Rich Aucoin performs 09/12/2014

Friday, September 12 2014 04:00 AM

Miranda July on her Somebody app, which makes strangers your messengers. Anna Kendrick on her return to musicals for The Last Five Years. Quebec director Philippe Falardeau on his English-language debut, The Good Lie. Plus, Rich Aucoin performs live!

Actor Ethan Hawke, John Updike's precious trash, comedians' mental health 09/11/2014

Thursday, September 11 2014 04:00 AM

Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke on his banner year, and memories of Robin Williams. Enterprising collector Paul Moran on how John Updike's trash became his treasure. Dr. Ildiko Tabori on the mental health of comedians and stigma around getting help.

The Look of Silence, Jake Gyllenhaal on Nightcrawler, Human zoo controversy 09/10/2014

Wednesday, September 10 2014 04:00 AM

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on revisiting the dark legacy of Indonesia's 1965 military coup. Jake Gyllenhaal on his dark role in the noir thriller, Nightcrawler. Brett Bailey defends his controversial art project, which recalls colonial-era human zoos.

Ebola pop music, Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game, Robert Downey Jr. on The Judge 09/09/2014

Tuesday, September 09 2014 04:00 AM

UNICEF's Adolphus Scott on how pop music is helping battle misinformation about Ebola. British actress Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game and her genre-defying career thus far. Actor Robert Downey Jr. on big questions posed in his new film, The Judge.

Polsky's Red Army, The New Pornographers perform, secret sex lives of seniors 09/08/2014

Monday, September 08 2014 04:00 AM

Pucks and propaganda: Gabe Polsky's 'Red Army' doc explores how the Cold War played out in hockey arenas. The New Pornographers perform from their energetic new album, 'Brill Bruisers'. Best of Q: Seniors speak frankly in 'All the Sex I've Ever Had'.

Bill Murray before the big time, Q media panel, director Mike Leigh, Bahamas perfoms 09/05/2014

Friday, September 05 2014 04:00 AM

Bill Murray's long-time collaborator, Canadian director Ivan Reitman, on what the legend's really like. The Q media panel on today's top stories. Acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh on his biopic, Mr. Turner. Bahamas (a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen) performs.

Glaser's "It's not warming" campaign, Nick Cave, Catfish-catcher Nev Schulman 09/04/2014

Thursday, September 04 2014 04:00 AM

Can legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser rebrand climate change? Australian rock legend Nick Cave on fact-meets-fiction film, 20,000 Days On Earth. Nev Schulman, of the documentary-turned-TV-show Catfish, on the ethics of exposing online imposters.

Writer Thomas King, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, seniors who dance 09/03/2014

Wednesday, September 03 2014 04:00 AM

Thomas King, award-winning author of The Inconvenient Indian, on new novel: The Back of the Turtle. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry on composing classical music. Dancer/choreographer Randy Glynn turns spotlight on seniors in Dancing in the Third Act.

Atom Egoyan responds to critics, Bleachers performs, 'unboxing' fad unpacked 09/02/2014

Tuesday, September 02 2014 04:00 AM

Canadian film auteur Atom Egoyan on why he stands by his new film, The Captive, despite an icy reception at Cannes. Jack Antonoff, a.k.a. Bleachers, performs live from Strange Desire. Writer Mireille Silcoff unpacks the odd popularity of unboxing videos.

Best of Q ft. Mandy Patinkin, Kate Bush, Georges St Pierre 09/01/2014

Monday, September 01 2014 04:00 AM

Tony and Emmy award winning actor Mandy Patinkin on the importance of staying versatile. Widely influential British musician Kate Bush on chaos and creativity. Former UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre on harnessing the power of fear.

Wifi in the woods, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Blue Rodeo performs 08/29/2014

Friday, August 29 2014 04:00 AM

Jason Mark on wi-fi in the wilderness and why he fears we're losing the ability and desire to truly get "away". NBA great Julius "Dr. J" Erving on his off-court legacy. Blue Rodeo performs from In Our Nature and reflect on Greg Keelor's hearing loss.

Smokey Robinson's new duets, athletes Jones and Humphries on ambition, writer Dan Harmon 08/28/2014

Thursday, August 28 2014 04:00 AM

Smokey Robinson on remixing Motown in a new collection of duets, featuring Elton John, Mary J. Blige and more. From the Best of Q on Sports: Jennifer Jones and Kaillie Humphries on unabashed ambition. Community creator Dan Harmon bares all for Harmontown.

George Takei uncensored, Alex Owumi on escaping Libya, Canadian novelist Miriam Toews 08/26/2014

Tuesday, August 26 2014 04:00 AM

George Takei on his role in the doc, To Be Takei, and why he gave the filmmaker "carte blanche". How Alex Owumi, a Nigerian-American basketball player, escaped from the heart of the Libyan civil war. Canadian novelist Miriam Toews on All My Puny Sorrows.

Blind athlete Erik Weihenmayer, sexism in sports journalism, AJ Jacobs' global family tree 08/25/2014

Monday, August 25 2014 04:00 AM

Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer on how to conquer the visible and invisible barriers we all face. Sports journalists Amy K. Nelson and Megan Greenwell on sexism in the industry. Author AJ Jacobs on the wild world of extended family trees.

The Amazing Kreskin, Emmy Award predictions, Laverne Cox 08/22/2014

Friday, August 22 2014 04:00 AM

The Amazing Kreskin, a larger-than-life mentalist and performer, wows us in Studio Q. TV 2014 highlights and Emmy Award predictions with the Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg. Best of Q: Trans advocate Laverne Cox on the courage to live visibly.

Shark Week sensationalism, Mockingbird bio controversy, The National's Bryce Dessner 08/21/2014

Thursday, August 21 2014 04:00 AM

Science or Sci-fi? Shark expert Jonathan Davis on Shark Week's increasingly sensational slant. Marja Mills on her controversial book about To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee. Best of Q: The National's Bryce Dessner shares his classical side

Curtains close on TV announcers, re-framing black fatherhood, jazz singer Molly Ringwald 08/20/2014

Wednesday, August 20 2014 04:00 AM

Pop culture observer Bob Thompson on the decline of authoritative TV announcer. Photographer Zun Lee on his new project Father Figure, which he challenges simplistic portrayals of black fathers. Best of Q: Actress-turned-jazz singer Molly Ringwald.

Challenging cookie cutter beauty, R and B singer Jessy Lanza, Netflix micro-genres 08/19/2014

Monday, August 25 2014 04:00 AM

Writer Euny Hong on plastic surgery culture, cookie cutter beauty and counter-trends in South Korea. Hamilton electro-pop and RB singer Jessy Lanza performs from Pull My Hair Back. Writer Alexis Madrigal on how he reverse-engineered Netflix micro-genres.

50 Shades of Grizzly, DDP's macho yoga, Philosophers spin the tabloids 08/18/2014

Monday, August 18 2014 04:00 AM

CanLit expert Aritha van Herk on why the racy, recently viral novel Bear is actually a good read. Wrestler-turned-yogi Diamond Dallas Page on his journey from the ring to the mat. Best of Q: Alain de Botton on sneaking philosophy into the tabloids.

Finding magic in the mundane, Passenger performs, Grant Lawrence's runt days 08/15/2014

Friday, August 15 2014 04:00 AM

Going Deep host David Rees on hacking the ordinary (how to open doors, sharpen pencils, make ice). Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) performs live from Whispers. Best of Q: Grant Lawrence chronicles his ambivalence toward hockey in Lonely End of the Rink.

Spam email as art, re-thinking plagiarism, boxer Mike Tyson 08/14/2014

Thursday, August 14 2014 04:00 AM

What if that sketchy email was from a real person? Photographer Cristina deMiddel on Poly-spam. Media ethicist Kelly McBride on how to re-think plagiarism in 2014. Best of Q: Boxing legend Mike Tyson on the personal troubles detailed in his new memoir.

Quitting 'Mad Meds', 'Bad feminist' Roxane Gay, Jack Johnson performs 08/ 13/2014

Wednesday, August 13 2014 04:00 AM

Artist Marni Kotak on her latest show Mad Meds, and weaning herself off anti-psychotic medication in public. Why Roxane Gay says it's better to be a "bad feminist" than not a feminist at all. Best of Q: Jack Johnson performs from From Here to Now to You.

James 'the amazing' Randi, Cold Specks performs, comedian Rob Delaney 08/12/2014

Tuesday, August 12 2014 04:00 AM

A tribute to Robin Williams. How magician James "the amazing" Randi became an outspoken psychic investigator. Cold Specks performs live from Neuroplasticity. Best of Q: Comedian Rob Delaney on battling depression.

The Mikado controversy, 78 RPM collecting culture, entertainer Aisha Tyler 08/11/2014

Monday, August 11 2014 04:00 AM

Does opera have a race problem? Sharon Pian Chan and Gwynn Guilford weigh in. Music journalist Amanda Petrusich how 78 RPM collectors have shaped music history. Best of Q: the multi-talented entertainer Aisha Tyler defends failure and staying weird.

TMZ's little secrets, inside Frank Sidebottom's head, actor Kevin Spacey 08/08/2014

Friday, August 08 2014 04:00 AM

Celebrity historian Anne Helen Petersen on the Down and Dirty History of TMZ. Jon Ronson takes us inside Frank Sidebottom's giant papier-mâché head. Best of Q: Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey illuminates lesser-known lines in his impressive resume.

Married to a mannequin, un-packing brunch, actress Zoe Kazan 08/07/2014

Thursday, August 07 2014 04:00 AM

Artist Suzanne Heintz explains why she re-married a mannequin. Shawn Micallef critiques "the brunching class" and unpacks the layered meanings of the late morning meal. Best of Q: Zoe Kazan on her film The F Word/What If, co-starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The rise of robot caregivers, actress Charlotte Le Bon, state spying debate 08/06/2014

Wednesday, August 06 2014 04:00 AM

Dr. Louise Aronson makes the case for robot caregivers. Quebec actress and artist Charlotte Le Bon on her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Is state surveillance a "legitimate defence of our freedoms"? Michael Hayden and Glenn Greenwald weigh in.

"Neutral" words on Gaza, BadBadNotGood performs, puppeteer Caroll Spinney 08/05/2014

Tuesday, August 05 2014 04:00 AM

Is there a "neutral" way to report on the Gaza conflict? International Press Institute's Naomi Hunt weighs in. Toronto trio BadBadNotGood perform and chat about defying jazz conventions. Best of Q: Caroll Spinney on being the 'soul' of Big Bird, Oscar.

Long weekend special ft. Drake special and Meryl Streep bio 08/01/2014

Monday, August 04 2014 04:00 AM

Kick back with Jian's special hour-long conversation with hip hop mega-star Drake, who is now touring his latest album, Nothing Was the Same. Plus, let writer Karina Longworth test how much you really know about multi-award-winning actress, Meryl Streep.

'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 impossible.com - 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.