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James Blake is behind all of the big collaborations that are on your playlist right now. He joined us in the q studio to talk about his new album, Assume Form, and what it's like to be one of the most sought-after collaborators in popular music today.
Wintersleep shares some new music from their latest album, In the Land Of, and discuss how they're using their songs to reckon with their sense of responsibility.
Leïla Slimani is the Prix Goncourt-winning author of The Perfect Nanny, which took the literary world by storm when it was first published in France in 2016. She joined us to reflect on her whirlwind year and resurrecting her first novel, Adèle, for English readers.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer James Blake opens up about how sensitivity influences his music and chats about the collaborations on his new album, Assume Form. French-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani talks about the pressures women face and what inspired her novel, Adèle. Flying Hórses reflects on how her new album uses sound to take the listener on an emotional journey. Wintersleep performs live in the q studio and tells Tom Power why their new album takes a strong stance on social issues.
Street Legal star Cynthia Dale talks about reprising her role as Olivia Novak after 25 years. Writer Ciaran Thapar unpacks why U.K. drill rappers Skengdo x AM were sentenced for playing their song. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Actor-turned-writer Kathleen Robertson tells us how she found her passion for screenwriting.
After decades on set, Robertson is finding new success in Hollywood by nailing the voices of the characters she writes.
The Street Legal fan favourite explains why now is the perfect time for Olivia Novak to be back on TV.
Comedian Larry Charles takes us inside the world's most dangerous places for comedy. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz tells us why a sitcom can be the right place to tackle tough topics. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the evolution of presidential satire. Science journalist and Canada Reads panellist Ziya Tong defends Max Eisen's Holocaust memoir, By Chance Alone.
Beatriz talks about directing Brooklyn Nine-Nine's #MeToo episode and tells us why she believes a sitcom can be the right place to tackle tough topics.
Science journalist Ziya Tong discusses why she's championing By Chance Alone by Max Eisen for this year's battle of the books.
In a new four-part Netflix series, Larry Charles looks for the cultural meaning of comedy in places you might not think to look for it.
Murray Lightburn joins Tom Power live in the q studio for a performance and chat about his new solo record, Hear Me Out.
Angie Thomas is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give. Her second book, On The Come Up, is a coming-of-age story that uses hip hop to explore the tensions between social media culture, freedom of speech and black womanhood.
Soul singer and transgender pioneer Jackie Shane recently passed away at the age of 78. Earlier this month, CBC's Elaine Banks had the pleasure of speaking with Shane about her music, life and career. This is part of that rare interview.
Our screen panel recaps the Oscars and unpacks why Green Book's best picture win is drawing mixed reactions. Musician Murray Lightburn drops by the q studio to share new music from his solo record, Hear Me Out. CBC's Elaine Banks speaks with the late Jackie Shane in one of the pioneering musician's final interviews. Angie Thomas talks about her new book, On The Come Up, a coming-of-age story that tackles race, class and viral fame.
The q This music panel talks about the rise of the rock biopic. Musician Tal Bachman looks back on his hit song She's So High on its 20th anniversary. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon discusses his latest collection of essays, which explores everything from the films of Wes Anderson and the fiction of Ray Bradbury. Poet, actor, musician and activist Saul Williams talks about the power of poetry, on stage and on the page.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon tells us about his latest collection of essays, which gives readers a kaleidoscopic peak into the obsessions that make him tick.
Saul Williams is a poet, musician, actor and activist who, for decades, has been spreading his words far and wide to inspire change.
The Grammy, Tony and Academy award-winning songwriting duo, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, tell us why musicals are striking a chord right now and what a good show needs to stay relevant and popular.
Mark O'Brien stars in a new film called Goalie, about the life of Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Terry Sawchuk.