Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00pm
Lewis Black discusses incorporating technology into his latest comedy tour, despite his love/hate relationship with social media. Plus, he shares his take on the evolution of the "fake news" game and Facebook's new satire warnings. Jeanne Beker discusses her new exhibition at the Design Exchange in Toronto: "Politics of Fashion - Fashion of Politics", which looks at how clothing has been used as tool for political expression from 1960 to the present day. Adam Cohen talks about his latest album "We Go Home." The deeply personal effort exhibits Cohen's growing maturity and complexity, as he both willingly channels the musical spirit of his famous father and hones his own distinctive voice.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:00pm
"The Flipside" is a new political satire program with a right-wing bent that's raising questions about the dearth conservative political satire in North America. We'll talk to the host. Iconic star of stage, screen and song Barbra Streisand opens up about her childhood, her complicated relationship with self-confidence and her latest record, "Partners" -- a duets album recorded along with an all-star cast of male vocalists, from Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli to Billy Joel and John Legend. Pop culture writer Brian Moylan makes an impassioned case as to why Lifetime movies have become the cinematic equivalent of "clickbait" and why we'd be wise to stop watching.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00pm
Gail Asper reflects on the long journey to realizing her father, Izzy Asper's, dream. Canadian writer Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, founding editor of The Believer magazine and author Leanne Shapton talk about their new book "Women in Clothes" - a collection of essays on how women present themselves, how that defines them, and on illuminating the otherwise codified culture of fashion. Cellist (and recovering alcoholic) Rachael Lander discusses how common addiction is among classical musicians and why the stigma around getting help seems more pronounced in the world of the elite artform.
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:00pm
Live performances throughout the show from Hamilton's Arkells on the release of their latest record "High Noon." Q's media panel on the biggest stories from the past two weeks. Torquil Campbell's Rant or Rave column + Friday Live performance and conversation