Is the role of 'first lady's feeble, sexist and outdated? Q media panel weighs in on everything but Bieber. Aboriginal filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on his irreverent revenge film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls. Toronto punk band PUP rips Studio Q apart.
Could the Israeli government really pass a near-total ban of the word "Nazi" and related words and symbols? Director Atom Egoyan on Devil's Knot and the infamous West Memphis Three case. Pixies on rebooting the band and their first new music in 20 years.
Reporters reflect on covering the trans community after Grantland's Dr. V controversy. Actress Cameron Diaz on self love and aging gracefully in a body conscious world. The Harvard Lampoon's first black president, Alexis Wilkinson, on diversifying comedy.
Chaz Ebert on the "warts and all" doc about her late husband Roger Ebert, Life Itself. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings give the people what they want! Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of Against Me!, talks transition and Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
Why a writers coalition wants you to support an Internet Bill of Rights. Olivia Chow opens up on her personal and political journey, as well as the death of her husband, NDP leader Jack Layton. How Netflix generates "ridiculously specific" micro-genres.
Researcher Phillip Levine says 16 and Pregnant has lowered the teen birthrate. Jian reviews news headlines with Q's first media panel of 2014. Prof Andrew Leach responds to Neil Young's oilsands critique. Doug Paisley performs from "Strong Feelings".
Dr. Gabor Maté and reporter Alan Schwarz on the ballooning rates of ADHD diagnoses. Q's lively panel of film critics on the snubs, shoo-ins and surprises in this year's Oscar nominations. Olga Kotelko, 94-year-old track star, on what keeps her running.
Why U.S. prosecutors are increasingly using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. Actor Viggo Mortensen on creativity and his longtime collaborative relationship with David Cronenberg. And from the Best of Q, a new view of Tahrir in The Square film.
Activists that robbed an FBI office in 1971, and a reporter who told their story, on privacy threats today. Jenna Talackova on embracing her transgender identity without being pigeonholed. Ms Marvel writer on rebooting the hero as a Muslim-American teen.
Twenty years after figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee, one journalist sought out the villain's point of view. Legendary rocker Neil Young blasts the "occupation" of the Alberta oilsands. Best of Q: Asghar Farhadi on his film, The Past.
French comedians's anti-Semitic jokes test limits of free speech. Best of Q: director Thomas Vinterberg on The Hunt. Hamilton musician Jessy Lanza turns heads with debut album,'Pull My Hair Back'. Q debate: Should the fist bump replace the handshake?
Why the Weather Channel's increasingly gimmicky approach has attracted the ire of critics. Best of Q: What's it like to be a diagnosed sociopath? Exploring the inner workings and budget troubles of UC Berkeley with acclaimed filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Did gay rights activism cost former NFL punter Chris Kluwe his job? TV legend Johnny Carson's off-stage life exposed by former lawyer and confidante Henry Bushkin. Quebec filmmaker Louise Archambault on her boundary-pushing love story, Gabrielle.
Controversial artist Andres Serrano defends purchasing signs from homeless folks for his new art project. Acclaimed baritone Sir Thomas Allen on why opera should not be dumbed down. And from the Best of Q: Can you fight bullying with mixed martial arts?
Journalist Ben Hubbard on the why the UAE jailed 5 men who made a silly video about a sandal combat school. Q debate: is "vaping" e-cigarettes a good way to quit smoking? Best of Q: "Joking Judge" Vince August on choosing between the bench and the stage.
Prominent linguist Andras Kornai says less than 5% of the world's languages are making it online. Actor Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) on Downton Abbey's fourth season. And from the Best of Q, Canada's internationally-renowned teen pianist Jan Lisiecki.
Billie Jean King on her pioneering tennis career, and serving up social change. Chris Hadfield offers up his Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. Plus, creator of the kid-powered comic Axe Cop, and Q's top 20 albums of 2013: #1 revealed!
Comic Janeane Garofalo explores her many neuroses. Hockey legend Bobby Orr reflects, and urges today's hockey parents to let kids have fun. Musician Saul "Slash" Hudson on producing horror films. Plus, Q's top 20 albums of 2013: #2 revealed!
Is internet addiction a minor social problem, or a real disease? Plus, singer-songwriter John Mayer's Sunday morning vibe on "Paradise Valley," controversial UFC head Dana White on the fighting life, and Q's top 20 albums of 2013: #3 revealed!
Montreal musical force Arcade Fire on their Haiti-inspired album, Reflektor. Plus, the "every kid a winner" approach debunked; life as L'il Bub's "dude," and Q's top 20 albums of 2013: #4 and #5 revealed!