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Actor Ann Dowd tells us why she was drawn to her latest film, Mass, about the aftermath of a devastating school shooting. With the new Raptors season kicking off this week, the team's official DJ, 4Korners, shares how he's bringing the vibe back to Scotiabank Arena. The Stratford Festival's artistic director Antoni Cimolino remembers the late Canad…
 
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse reveals how the music of Thelonious Monk has influenced his basketball coaching. Jazz critic and WBGO editorial director Nate Chinen tells us why the forthcoming release of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is so special. Kurt Vonnegut's daughter, Edith Vonnegut, discusses a new book of her father's lo…
 
Dune director Denis Villeneuve explains why he was eager to helm a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel, despite its shaky cinematic past. Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy looks back on her rise to fame in the '90s. New Yorker magazine cartoonist Joe Dator talks about his new book, Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, And…
 
Sketch comedy troupe Tony Ho is back with Season 3 of their podcast, Old Young People. This season features bonus episodes called “Help Tony Ho”, featuring free-flowing conversations with celebrity guests. In this episode, they’re joined by Ann Pornel and Alan Shane Lewis, comedians and co-hosts of The Great Canadian Baking Show. They’re extremely …
 
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx discusses his new memoir, Act Like You Got Some Sense, about his childhood in Texas and his experiences as a father. Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about making the transition to writing fiction with his debut novel, The Apollo Murders, set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the space race. Writer and producer A…
 
Oscar Peterson's wife, Kelly Peterson, talks about the new documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White, and shares her favourite stories about the late Canadian jazz legend. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman takes us on a musical tour of Fredericton with a special playlist of songs. Folk icon Judy Collins discusses her long career, why 80 is the…
 
British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe reflects on his career and his remarkable longevity as an artist. Comedian Dahlia Belle and Black Lives Matter Canada co-founder Syrus Marcus Ware break down why Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, The Closer, has reignited debates around artistic freedom, cancel culture and the historic fight for trans folk…
 
Melissa Etheridge talks about her new album of unreleased songs from the '80s and '90s, One Way Out, and how revisiting her earlier material made her reconsider her journey. The National Ballet of Canada's newest principal dancer, Siphe November, discusses the piece his brother choreographed for them to perform together, called My Mother's Son. Cel…
 
Author and playwright Tomson Highway talks about his new memoir, Permanent Astonishment, and shares how his childhood was "uniquely Canadian." Actor Brent Spiner discusses his semi-fictional novel, Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events, all about his time starring as Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.…
 
Mickey Guyton discusses her debut album, Remember Her Name, and reflects on the lack of diversity in country music's writing rooms. Bilal Baig talks about the creation of their new CBC comedy series, Sort Of, and what it's like to be Canada's first queer South Asian Muslim actor to star in a primetime TV series. Banjo player Béla Fleck discusses hi…
 
Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin dishes on his latest cookbook, Quick & Simple, and the evolution of food television. Writer Uzma Jalaluddin discusses her second novel, Hana Khan Carries On, and how she put a different spin on the rom-com format. Dolly Parton recounts the stories behind her best-loved songs, including Jolene, I Will Always Love You and…
 
Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy Award-winning role on Ted Lasso, how it's changed her life, and why audiences have fallen in love with the show's joy and vulnerability. On this week's Q This music panel, critics A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the fate of R. Kelly's recorded legacy in the wake of his convictions for sex trafficking …
 
Filmmaker Danis Goulet talks about the real-life inspiration behind her debut feature film, a dystopian sci-fi thriller called Night Raiders. Violinist Jennifer Koh discusses her latest album, Alone Together, based on a project of the same name she launched during the pandemic to help emerging composers. Country star Kane Brown chats about his new …
 
Stanley Tucci discusses his new memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, and explains how his love of food has permeated his personal, emotional and professional adventures. Shad talks about his latest album, Tao, which explores the themes of work, social isolation and our dependence on technology. Reba McEntire looks back on her hit album Rumor Has It…
 
Eddie Izzard talks about touring Canada with her new comedy show, Wunderbar, and why she performs standup around the world in foreign languages — even if she's not fluent. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng explains how an unlikely discovery revived the work of Florence Price, the first Black female composer to have her music played by a major American orches…
 
Fifteen Dogs author André Alexis shares what he learned about love while writing his latest novel, Ring. Vancouver actor Diana Bang talks about her new role on Y: The Last Man — and why it came at just the right time for her. Our screen panellists Radheyan Simonpillai and John Semley discuss the popularity of Netflix's Squid Game, plus the new Sopr…
 
Jake Gyllenhaal discusses his latest film, The Guilty, about a 911 operator who receives a call from a woman whom he believes has been abducted. Cassandra Peterson, better known as the campy horror movie host Elvira, talks about sharing her amazing life story in her new memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira. Feist discusses her latest project, Multitudes, …
 
Musician Tom DeLonge discusses his latest album with Angels & Airwaves, his music with his former band Blink-182, and his work as a UFO researcher. Actor and comedian Aba Amuquandoh talks about bringing a different perspective to This Hour Has 22 Minutes as the show's newest anchor. Comedian Ron James discusses his new memoir, All Over the Map, whi…
 
Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard discusses his latest album, Absence, and his new opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which just opened the Metropolitan Opera's 2021-22 season. Rapper Cadence Weapon talks about winning the 2021 Polaris Music Prize for his album Parallel World. Showrunner Sheri Elwood discusses her new CBC series…
 
Veteran rocker Billy Idol discusses his new EP, The Roadside, which revisits a near-fatal motorcycle accident he spent decades trying to forget. Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell talks about his latest album, Triage, and how his creative approach has changed since he first emerged on the country music scene in the early '70s. Director, playwright an…
 
Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens talks about his new collaborative album with Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner's Mind, and how it was inspired by watching classic films and campy sequels. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Genki Ferguson's debut novel Satellite Love. Music journalist and author Hanif Abdurraq…
 
Broadcaster, hip-hop artist and Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew talks about writing his first work of fiction, a young adult novel called Walking in Two Worlds. Musician, painter and actor John Lurie discusses his new memoir, The History of Bones, which gives readers a glimpse into his experience of the buzzing New York art scene of the '80s. Wesley …
 
Actor Annaleigh Ashford discusses her role as Paula Jones — the first woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against former U.S. president Bill Clinton — in Impeachment: American Crime Story. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead talks about Harlem Shuffle, his new crime caper set in Harlem of the late '50s and early '60s.…
 
Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses his new photography exhibit, Looking For The Dance, and recalls the night he defected from the Soviet Union in Toronto. Rapper Shan Vincent de Paul talks about his latest album, Made in Jaffna, and how it reflects his family's experiences relocating to Canada as Tamil refugees escaping Sri Lanka's civil war.…
 
Ricco Phinisee brings the attitude and experience of a winner to his every day actions. His schedules are tightly packed with tasks and goals geared toward helping gamers excel. Pushing them to reach their true potential on the court and off. As a Head Coach of the Boston Celtics NBA2K Team (CLTX GAMING) he brings the leadership to his team in the …
 
Kristen Stewart talks about tackling the "scary and ambitious" role of Princess Diana in the new biopic Spencer, which is garnering her rave reviews. Cynthia Erivo discusses her debut album, Ch.1 Vs. 1, and what prompted this new beginning in the midst of a very illustrious career. Vancouver's own Boslen shares the inspiration behind his debut albu…
 
With the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney joins us to look back on hip hop's growth over the last 45 years. For the 25th anniversary of the first Big Shiny Tunes, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke reflects on the popular Canadian compilatio…
 
Spoken word artist and actor Saul Williams discusses his directorial debut, Neptune Frost, and the decades-long artistic journey that inspired it. We pay tribute to Canadian-born comedian Norm Macdonald, who died after a private battle with cancer at age 61. Canadian classical pianist Jan Lisiecki pays homage to the music and life of Frédéric Chopi…
 
Saxophonist Kenny G discusses his documentary Listening to Kenny G, which explores his meteoric rise in the late '80s and early '90s, the backlash that followed, and why he's now being embraced by a whole new generation of musicians. Actor Nicole Power talks about her Kim's Convenience spin-off Strays, which centres around her character, Shannon Ro…
 
Documentary filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen talks about his award-winning new film Flee, which uses animation and archival footage to tell the true story of Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), who fled Afghanistan as a boy. On a special TIFF edition of the Q screen panel, Teri Hart and Radheyan Simonpillai discuss the films making headlines and how the fest…
 
Actor Joshua Jackson talks about playing the villain on Dr. Death and shares what he thinks the new crime drama miniseries says about the American healthcare crisis. Artist Heather Nicol discusses her immersive visual and sound installation, September Song, inspired by her haunting first-hand experience of the Sept. 11 attacks. Author Catherine Her…
 
Singer-songwriter Sam Williams talks about his debut album, Glasshouse Children, and what it's like to come from a long line of country music royalty (his grandfather is Hank Williams and his father is Hank Williams Jr.). Director Ravi Jain and 14-year-old actor Eponine Lee discuss their work on the Stratford Festival's new adaptation of Romeo and …
 
Actor Riz Ahmed discusses the magical realism that runs through his latest film, Mogul Mowgli, and why he's taken up the cause of Muslim representation in Hollywood. Legendary singer Dionne Warwick talks about her incredible life, decades-spanning music career and new-found social media fame. Otis Redding's guitarist, close friend and collaborator …
 
Actor Simu Liu talks about his life-changing role in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and how he felt saying goodbye to Kim's Convenience. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara shares a personal soundtrack to her life growing up in her hometown of Brampton, Ont. We revisit Tom Power's 2018 conversation with actor Michael K…
 
Alanis Morissette discusses the 25th anniversary of her hit album Jagged Little Pill, plus her latest release, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. Jeremy Dutcher explains why making his debut album was as much about saving the Wolostoq language from extinction as it was about reimagining the songs of his ancestors.…
 
Artist Omaid Sharifi spoke to us from a refugee camp in Abu Dhabi to share his story of fleeing Kabul and the plight of Afghan artists under Taliban rule. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Mastermind talk about two big album releases: Drake's Certified Lover Boy and Kanye West's Donda. Actor Michael Greyeyes talks about his new film…
 
Author Angie Thomas talks about Concrete Rose (the prequel to her bestselling novel The Hate U Give) and why she decided to write this novel from a different perspective. Director Nicole Dorsey tells us what inspired her debut feature film Black Conflux — a coming-of-age story that takes a grim and nuanced look at toxic masculinity. Celebrity chef …
 
Bestselling author Miriam Toews discusses her highly anticipated new novel, Fight Night, and what it says about family, resiliency and the fight for mental health. Playwright Jordan Tannahill talks about tackling climate change in his latest production, Is My Microphone On? — a theatrical protest song performed by a chorus of 17 young people who ar…
 
Organization guru and author Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. The Q screen panel's Lisa Whittington-Hill and Vivek Shraya look at what's driving the TV reboot craze, plus Spike Lee's latest controversy. Musician Camille Thurman gives us a gateway to the influential sound of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. Jewelry desig…
 
Actor Fred Hechinger talks about his breakout role as Quinn Mossbacher on The White Lotus, and why the HBO miniseries has become one of the most talked about shows of the summer. Musicians ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume discuss their new record label, Ishkōdé Records, and how they're partnering with Universal Music to amplify the work of Indigeno…
 
Kanien'kehá:ka actor Devery Jacobs discusses her starring role in Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi's groundbreaking new comedy series, Reservation Dogs, about four Indigenous friends who plot a series of petty crimes so they can run away to California. Patrick Downie discusses the 20th anniversary reissue of his brother Gord Downie's debut solo alb…
 
Two people who knew Charlie Watts — music professor Rob Bowman and blues harmonica player Sugar Blue — share their memories of the late Rolling Stones drummer. Comedian, filmmaker, activist and political prankster Seán Devlin tells us how his instinct to challenge power and authority runs through all his work. Rapper Big Sean opens up about his bat…
 
Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright talks about leaning into autobiographical songwriting, finding optimism in her darkest moments, and what it means to be an artist in the midst of a pandemic. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert discusses Old Navy's move to stop separating women's plus-size clothing in stores and online, as well as H&M…
 
Grammy-winning musician Lorde reflects on her rise to fame and why she wants to dismantle her superstar persona with her third and latest album, Solar Power. New York Times bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses her new novel, Velvet Was the Night — a political noir set in the shadowy world of spies, student activists and gangsters in 19…
 
The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg talks about taking a major left turn from his sitcom days with his latest role in the new rock opera film Annette. After two decades recording and performing as Oh Susanna, folk singer Suzie Ungerleider explains why she's now released an album under her own name. Actor Danai Gurira discusses her role in Black Pan…
 
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