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Last updated: Monday, May 25 2015 06:18 PM

Barenaked Ladies, quitting makeup, Russell Smith on secret lives, Roar's crazy wild story 05/25/2015

Monday, May 25 2015 05:00 AM

Barenaked Ladies perform live from their new record Silverball. q contributor Scaachi Koul goes a week without makeup. Canadian author Russell Smith on why everyone has something to hide. John Marshall on the shockingly dangerous making of '70s film Roar.

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

Friday, May 22 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Southern Rites and racial tensions, Welcome to Me, Choose Your Own Adventure returns

Thursday, May 21 2015 05:00 AM

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.

So long Letterman, spot the fake, The Milk Carton Kids, 'Between' kills all adults 05/20/2015

Wednesday, May 20 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Scharpling & Wurster, q's pop culture panel, beyond get well soon, Eurovision 2015

Tuesday, May 19 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Comedian Norm Macdonald, Alan Doyle performs, Miranda July's first novel 05/18/2015

Monday, May 18 2015 05:00 AM

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.

B.B. King tribute, Orange O'Clock, UFC's Ronda Rousey, q sports panel, Drawn & Quarterly founder, Faith Healer performs

Friday, May 15 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Sex Ed with love, the strangeness of Hitler satire, Chris Burden tribute, celebs as gods 05/14/2015

Thursday, May 14 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Action stars for Russia, SNL vs. 22 Minutes, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Maggs 05/13/2015

Wednesday, May 13 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Talking Head's David Byrne, war re-enactment therapy, Searchlight's top four 05/12/2015

Tuesday, May 12 2015 05:00 AM

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.

The Afira Quartet + Skratch Bastid, country icon Willie Nelson, comedian Monica Heisey 05/11/2015

Monday, May 11 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Ryn Weaver, BGL at the Venice Biennale, cartoonist Lynda Barry, q media panel, Mad Men 06/08/2015

Friday, May 08 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Style icon Iris Apfel, Mad Max director George Miller, Lynn Crosbie resurrects Kurt Cobain 06/07/2015

Thursday, May 07 2015 05:00 AM

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.

99% Invisible's Roman Mars, Of Monsters and Men, comedian Nick Kroll 05/06/2015

Wednesday, May 06 2015 05:00 AM

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.

John Ridley's American Crime, Noel Gallagher, Damian Abraham, Heather O'Neill 05/05/2015

Tuesday, May 05 2015 05:00 AM

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.

The Good Lovelies, Email Debt Forgiveness Day, George F Walker 05/04/2015

Monday, May 04 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Leon Bridges performs, Domhnall Gleeson on Ex Machina, q sports panel, OITNB's Kate Mulgrew 05/01/2015

Friday, May 01 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30 2015 05:00 AM

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).

Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30 2015 05:00 AM

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).

Morgan Neville on Best of Enemies, Pras on Haiti's 2010 election, SuperMutant Magic Academy 04/28/2015

Tuesday, April 28 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Soul legend Mavis Staples, the myth of personal style

Tuesday, April 28 2015 05:00 AM

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.

The Mavericks & Whitney Rose, Junot Diaz, ousting TV anchormen, q media panel 04/24/2015

Friday, April 24 2015 05:00 AM

Friday Live duet with The Mavericks and rising country star Whitney Rose. Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz on protecting one's literary voice. Frank Rich on why TV anchormen should go off-air. Plus, the q media panel on this week's top headlines.

'Do Not Track' tracks you, Joan Armatrading, Brett Gaylor's Misery Loves Comedy 04/23/2015

Thursday, April 23 2015 05:00 AM

Brett Gaylor on 'Do Not Track' and how YOU, specifically, are being watched online. Joan Armatrading on why her last world tour is certainly not the end. Kevin Pollak on his debut film Misery Loves Comedy and why so many funny people mine the dark side.

The (in)sincerity of work wellness programs, David Shore on Battle Creek, Kids in the Hall alum 04/22/2015

Wednesday, April 22 2015 05:00 AM

Debate: Is there a dark side to corporate wellness programs? House creator David Shore on his latest show Battle Creek and what TV gets wrong about male friendship. Plus, re-united Kids in the Hall Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney

Comic Aamer Rahman, digital detox experiment, Jon Ronson on public shaming, Fresh Off The Boat's Randall Park 04/21/2015

Tuesday, April 21 2015 05:00 AM

Why comic Aamer Rahman doesn't think comedy changes anything. Social experiment columnist Scaachi Koul tries a digital detox. Jon Ronson on how public shaming took over the internet. Fresh Off The Boat star Randall Park on steering clear of stereotypes.

P. Manny crashes the Q News

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

Tune in for a special edition of the Q News featuring veteran news anchor Peter Mansbridge.

Cue The New Q: Listen to the first official show with new host, Shad!

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

Shad kicks off the new Q with a fresh theme song by Bahamas, poet Shane Koyczan, pro podcaster Marc Maron, F---ed Up's Damian Abraham, throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Q sports panel, musical genius Chilly Gonzales. Plus, Elvira Kurt and Peter Mansbridge too!

Elvira digs her claws into Japan's new cat paw-scented hand cream

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

A special Monday edition of Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.

Q sports panel talks Aaron Hernandez and basketball vs. hockey

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

Q's sports panel — Sonali Karnick, Paul Riley, and Megan Greenwald — weigh in on the latest headlines rocking the sports world.

Childfree adults speak up, Tomi Ungerer, Father John Misty, Richard Williams 04/17/2015

Friday, April 17 2015 05:00 AM

Writer Meghan Daum on Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed, a book of essays about the still-taboo subject of living child-free. Plus: Cartoonist Tomi Ungerer on the art of subversion, Father John Misty performs, and Richard Williams on raising champions.

Meghan Daum on changing the conversation about childless adults

Friday, April 17 2015 05:00 AM

Meghan Daum joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed, a 16 essay-collection exploring the stigma and stereotypes faced by men and women who choose not to have kids.

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Alt-J performs, The Age of Love 04/16/2015

Thursday, April 16 2015 05:00 AM

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany on the cult of personality and rising pressures to stay into the spotlight. British indie-rockers Alt-J perform from their sophomore record This is All Yours. Steven Loring on what we can learn from speed-dating seniors.

Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Corner Gas' Eric Peterson, Ryan Adams performs 04/14/2015

Tuesday, April 14 2015 05:00 AM

Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian on the band's latest: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Best of Q: Gemini Award winning actor Eric Peterson (Street Legal, Corner Gas), and American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performs from his new self-titled record.

Broadcaster Bill Kurtis, DJ David Guetta, exploring KidZania 04/13/2015

Monday, April 13 2015 05:00 AM

Seasoned broadcaster Bill Kurtis on his four-decade career and our enduring fascination with true-life crime stories. Plus, from the Best of Q: world-renowned French DJ David Guetta, and the wild world of KidZania — a theme park that puts kids to work.

Alex Cuba, Brooke Shields, John Vaillant, Virgina Eichhorn 04/10/2015

Friday, April 10 2015 05:00 AM

Friday Live with Alex Cuba, who performs live from his brand new album Healer. Actress Brooke Shields on her revealing memoir; author John Vaillant on his first novel, The Jaguar's Children; and curator Virgina Eichhorn on why we're prudes about nudes.

Avant-garde composer Philip Glass, internet custodians, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson

Thursday, April 09 2015 05:00 AM

Polarizing composer Philip Glass on fearless experimentation and his new memoir, Words without Music. Wired writer Adrian Chen the occupational hazards of internet moderators. Supertramp's Roger Hodgson on reviving his seminal record, Across the Century

Benjamin Booker, confessions of a sociopath, re-framing M.C. Escher 04/08/2015

Wednesday, April 08 2015 05:00 AM

New Orleans' rising star Benjamin Booker on his unique blend of punk and blues. M.E. Thomas on her revealing book Confessions of a Sociopath and what empaths don't understand; Sonia del Re on why the art world should reconsider its stance on M.C. Escher.

While We're Young director Noah Baumbach, London Grammar, Bob Mankoff 04/07/2015

Tuesday, April 07 2015 05:00 AM

Director Noah Baumbach on his new film, While We're Young, and the love/hate relationship between generations. Plus, from the Best of Q: London Grammar performs from If You Wait. Legendary cartoonist Bob Mankoff on the merits of choosing a creative life.

Ukulele vs. Recorder, jazz star Diana Krall, painter Kehinde Wiley 04/06/2015

Monday, April 06 2015 05:00 AM

Music educators square off in Q debate: should music educators begin with the ukulele or the recorder? Plus, Canadian jazz star Diana Krall on her new album Wallflower. And New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley on his radical twist on classical portraits.

Sir Paul McCartney, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith, Jennifer Aniston, Modern Love 04/03/2015

Friday, April 03 2015 05:00 AM

Sir Paul McCartney explores new sounds with soundtrack for Destiny video game, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith perform in Studio Q, actress Jennifer Aniston breaks type for dark role in Cake, and NYT columnist Daniel Jones shares love lessons from strangers.

The Decemberists, Nick Hornby, Mark Burnett 04/02/2015

Thursday, April 02 2015 05:00 AM

The Decemberists perform live from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. High Fidelity author Nick Hornby on his latest novel, Funny Girl. Plus Mark Burnett, the undeniable king of Reality TV, on the faith-driven side of his creative work.

André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs, 80s icons Spandau Ballet, The Organized Mind 01/01/2015

Wednesday, April 01 2015 05:00 AM

Canadian author André Alexis on his latest novel Fifteen Dogs; Plus, from the Best of Q, Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp from 80s new romantic band Spandau Ballet, and McGill neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on we can't seem to think straight these days.

Candice Bergen, Caribou, R.L. Stine 03/31/2015

Tuesday, March 31 2015 05:00 AM

Actress Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown, Boston Legal) reflects on her life off screen; Dan Snaith a.k.a. Caribou performs from his powerful record, Our Love; and R.L. Stine. — the "Stephen King of children's literature" — returns to spook a new generation.

Viv Albertine of The Slits, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Citizenfour dir. Laura Poitras 03/30/2015

Monday, March 30 2015 05:00 AM

Viv Albertine of The Slits on how the 1970s punk scene redefined how to be a girl. Plus, from the Best of Q: Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara on their riches-to-rags comedy, Schitt's Creek. Citizenfour dir. Laura Poitras on her portrait of Edward Snowden.

Michael Feuerstack performs, Hockey Wives' Maripier Morin, actress Patricia Clarkson, Holocaust Survivor Band 03/27/2015

Wednesday, April 01 2015 05:00 AM

Friday Live performance and chat with "hidden gem" Michael Feuerstack; Hockey Wives reality star Maripier Morin blasts "puck bunny" stereotype; Patricia Clarkson on new Ontario-set thriller, October Gale; and the true story of the Holocaust Survivor Band.

The Scientology spokesman who left, Ken Burns on cancer, fairy tales reframed 03/36/2015

Thursday, March 26 2015 05:00 AM

Ex-Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder on Going Clear, a new HBO doc about the Church of Scientology. Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns on what we still don't understand about cancer. Plus, why The Turnip Princess will uproot your ideas about fairy tales.

AsapSCIENCE founders, rising songwriterTobias Jesso Jr., actress Linda Cardellini 03/25/2015

Wednesday, March 25 2015 05:00 AM

AsapSCIENCE founders Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown on making science cool in the age of YouTube. Rising songwriter and piano troubadour Tobias Jesso Jr. performs. Former E.R., Freaks and Geeks actress Linda Cardellini on the new Netflix drama, Bloodline.

GG winning painter Sandra Meigs, Pixar animator Pete Docter, bounce queen Big Freedia 03/24/2015

Tuesday, March 24 2015 05:00 AM

GG award-winning painter Sandra Meigs on channelling grief into art. Veteran Pixar animator Pete Docter on his surreal new film, Inside Out. Big Freedia on his transition from gospel choir leader to maven of New Orleans hypersexual bounce music.

Scrutinizing Mars One, John Patrick Shanley, White History Month, Hayden performs 03/23/2015

Monday, March 23 2015 05:00 AM

Will the Mars One project really make it off the ground? A candidate and journalist weigh in. Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley on embracing life's messiness. Elliot Ross on the surprising case for White History Month. Plus, Hayden performs!

Canada Reads winners, House of Cards' Beau Willimon, David McCallum's freedom, Etiquette performs 03/20/2015

Friday, March 20 2015 05:00 AM

Canada Reads 2015 book champion Cameron Bailey and winning author Kim Thúy on Ru; House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon on why Underwood's no cynic; David McCallum on freedom following a wrongful conviction; and Etiquette performs throughout the show!

Sexual abuse in youth sports, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon 03/19/2015

Thursday, March 19 2015 05:00 AM

As former Team Canada junior ski coach Bertrand Charest faces sexual assault allegations, we zoom out to ask whether child abuse in youth sports may be a wider problem. Plus, Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, tells her story on her own terms.

Staring down stereotypes, (in)famous music critic Robert Christgau

Wednesday, March 18 2015 05:00 AM

Winnipeg-based visual artist KC Adams on Perception, her portrait series challenging racial slurs routinely directed at Canada's aboriginal people. Plus, veteran music critic Robert Christgau on decades spent reviewing -- and riling up rockstars.

An open letter to working moms, David Treuer's Prudence 03/17/2015

Tuesday, March 17 2015 05:00 AM

Why Katharine Zaleski is apologizing to the working moms she once judged. Plus, celebrated author David Treuer on modern aboriginal history and his new WWII novel, Prudence.

'Awkward black girl' Issa Rae, Tom Cochrane performs 03/16/2015

Monday, March 16 2015 05:00 AM

Comedian and 'awkward black girl' Issa Rae on embracing the social clumsiness in us all. Cancon icon Tom Cochrane performs from Take It Home, his first new record since 2006, in Studio Q. Plus, we help CBC Music kick off Searchlight!

The Moth comes north, Graham Yost, "carny culture", Great Lake Swimmers 03/13/2015

Friday, March 13 2015 05:00 AM

NPR's Ophira Eisenberg on The Moth storytelling series' first trip to Canada. Canadian showrunner Graham Yost on The Americans and Justified. Ward Hall sheds light on freak shows and "carny culture". Great Lake Swimmers perform live throughout the show.

Q's 'Welcome Shad' Special! 03/12/2013

Thursday, March 12 2015 05:00 AM

Juno-winning rapper Shad's first official hello as new host of the show, plus an interview with Anna Maria Tremonti. Veteran CBC hosts share words of wisdom. K-OS, Skratch Bastid, The Arkells perform. Actress Molly Parker on her play Harper Regan.

Playwright Daniel MacIvor, actor Thomas Lennon, Jeet this Week 3/11/2015

Wednesday, March 11 2015 05:00 AM

Playwright Daniel MacIvor on his play, Cake and Dirt, an acidic take Toronto's upper class. Reno 911! star Thomas Lennon on his new sitcom, a re-boot of The Odd Couple. Q cultural critic Jeet Heer on what 50 Shades of Grey can teach us about economics.

Director Robert Kenner, photographer Nigel Barker, Death Cab For Cutie 03/10/2015

Tuesday, March 10 2015 05:00 AM

Director Robert Kenner on his documentary film Merchants of Doubt. Fashion photographer Nigel Barker on his book Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion. Indie-pop band Death Cab For Cutie performs from their album Kintsugi.

Errol Morris, Pop culture in North Korea, Grafton Tyler Brown's lost paintings, Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley perform 02/09/2015

Monday, March 09 2015 05:00 AM

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris' new series on sports obsessives. Andy Greenberg on pop culture contraband in North Korea. Historian John Lutz on Grafton Tyler Brown's lost paintings. Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley perform!

Del Bel performs, the case against TV small talk, Q media panel, The Hunting Ground 02/06/2015

Friday, March 06 2015 05:00 AM

Southern Ontario's Del Bel performs from their dreamy debut album, Oneiric. Daniel Engber makes the case against TV small talk. The Q media panel reconvenes. Filmmaker Kirby Dick on new documentary about campus sexual assault, The Hunting Ground.

Killin' it in Katmandhu, ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, Sturla Gunnarsson's Monsoon

Wednesday, March 04 2015 05:00 AM

Nepali rapper Yama Buddha on the rise of 'nep hop' and battle rap in Kathmandu. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro thrills us with three live performances. Filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson on his stunning new documentary about India's rainy season, Monsoon.

Acclaimed composer Howard Shore, the ethics of township tours, voice donors 02/03/2015

Tuesday, March 03 2015 05:00 AM

Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Howard Shore; South African photographer Andiswa Mkhosi and researcher Shelley Butler on the ethics of township tours; Vocalid founder Rupal Patel on upping the diversity of computerized voices via "voice donors".

Senior speed-dating, antidepressants and identity, Mommy star Suzanne Clement

Monday, March 02 2015 05:00 AM

The Age of Love director Steve Loring and senior speed dater Janice Ledtke on why it's never too late to find love. Journalist Emily Landau on how antidepressants have shaped her identity. Mommy star Suzanne Clement on Xavier Dolan's "masterpiece" film.

The best first instrument, Malcolm X's daughter, filmmaker Patricia Rozema, Andy Kim performs 02/27/2015

Friday, February 27 2015 05:00 AM

Q debate: Should music educators start with the ukelele instead of the recorder? Malcolm X's daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on her new YA novel, X. Filmmaker Patricia Rozema on female actors who refuse to be sidekicks. Andy Kim performs throughout the show.

Silent Bob is on your radio! Kevin Smith is today's surprise celebrity guest host

Thursday, February 26 2015 05:00 AM

Actor, filmmaker and "wannabe Canadian" Kevin Smith takes the mic for the second instalment of celebrity guest host Thursdays. Today: Q sports panel; behind the scenes with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn; Linda Schuyler on Degrassi's 35th birthday.

Can "they" go mainstream? | Richie Mehta on Siddharth | Law & Order's Gamergate 02/25/2015

Wednesday, February 25 2015 05:00 AM

Educator Davey Shlasko on why "they" should go mainstream as a gender-neutral pronoun alternative to he or she. Filmmaker Richie Mehta on his abduction thriller, Siddarth. Game developer Brianna Wu on Why Law & Order's #Gamergate episode is troubling.

Are we prudes about nudes? | Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould | Photographer Mads Nissen 02/24/2015

Tuesday, February 24 2015 05:00 AM

Curator Virgina Eichhorn on the Getting Naked exhibit, and why Canadians are bashful about nudity in art. Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould on penning the prequel, Better Call Saul. Danish Photographer Mads Nissen on his World Press Photo of the Year Award.

Q Oscar panel, Cam Girlz doc, Soprano Jane Archibald, Saukrates performs 02/23/2015

Tuesday, February 24 2015 05:00 AM

Q Oscar panel weighs in on the "terminally boring" 87th Academy Awards. 'Cam Girlz' film explores the real lives of women who bare all online. Find out why Canadian Soprano Jane Archibald makes a sparkling Semele. Canadian rapper Saukrates performs live!