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Sally Field: The actor has had a long career telling other people's stories, but now she's ready to share her own
Oscar-winning actor Sally Field has written a memoir that takes readers on a journey from her lonely childhood in Pasadena to her glittering years on Broadway and in Hollywood. She tells Tom Power about her earliest roles, her greatest loves and the insecurity that has dogged her in even her most triumphant moments.
Sally Field discusses her new memoir, which takes readers on a journey from her lonely childhood in Pasadena to her glittering years on Broadway and in Hollywood. Comedian Mo Amer talks about using his refugee story to make one of Netflix's most acclaimed comedy specials. Audio engineer Susan Rogers gives us a gateway to Prince's album Sign o' The Times. Hip hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli looks back on his 40-year career taking photos of icons like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and more.
Best of q: LeVar Burton tells us why he wants people to take a break from their daily lives and listen to a story. Canadian fashion designer Tanya Taylor talks about why her brand is all about being inclusive.
Best of q: Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour. Pop star Billie Eilish performs live in the q studio. Nile Rodgers talks about David Bowie, Madonna and Chic's first new album in more than 25 years. Steven Page performs Brian Wilson live in the q studio and opens up about what the last year has been like for him. We pay tribute to Aretha Franklin and Anthony Bourdain by returning to the conversations we had with the people who knew them and loved them.
Best of q: Geena Davis talks about tackling sexism on and off screen in her new documentary This Changes Everything. Jason Mraz discusses his new album and why he believes that we need positivity now more than ever. Guitarist Tom Brenneck honours his friend and collaborator, soul singer Charles Bradley. Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.
Best of q: Ken Jeong looks back on his unexpected path from doctor to comedian on stage at JFL42. Tom Power and CBC Front Burner host Jayme Poisson play Fortnite and discuss how the video game became a cultural and economic powerhouse in 2018. Author Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.
With more than 200 million registered users, Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game in the world right now. Since its launch in 2017, it's become a pop culture phenomenon, but the video game really took off this year. In 2018, Fortnite broke a record when eight million people played at the same time and it's reported to have brought in two billion dollars in profits for Epic Games. So how did a free-to-play game become such a cultural and economic powerhouse? "What Fortnite has done is break all the rules around what makes a successful video game," says Tom Power, who's a big fan of the game. He teamed up with CBC Front Burner host Jayme Poisson, a novice player, to play the game in the q studio and discuss how it became such a cultural and economic powerhouse.
Best of q: Jeff Goldblum talks about making music, dodging dinosaurs and the importance of pursuing your dreams at any moment in life. Actor and musician Lennon Stella talks about starting her own music career after ABC's Nashville. The Wire's Michael K. Williams discusses his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen.
Best of q: Author John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. Trevor Noah shares his q Block Party playlist for Soweto, South Africa.
In this special edition of q, Tom Power is joined on stage at the Great Hall in Toronto by musician Serena Ryder, singer-songwriter Jully Black, rapper Cadence Weapon, Baroness Von Sketch's Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Browne, panellists Jael Richardson, John Semley and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, and comedian Ali Hassan.
When Chris Gethard's long-running talk show The Chris Gethard Show got cancelled, he tried to reflect on its success rather than its failure. Now, he's released a new book called Lose Well, which also happens to be the mantra at the centre of his entire world.
Joan Allen: The actor taps into her own experience with family illness for Broadway's The Waverly Gallery
Actor Joan Allen is best known for her work in film, including movies like Room, Nixon, The Crucible and the Bourne franchise. Now, she's returned to the stage to star in Broadway's The Waverly Gallery alongside Elaine May and Lucas Hedges. The Waverly Gallery was written by the acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan. It tells the story of a busy, successful woman who has to put things on hold so she can care for her mother who is slipping further into dementia. Allen joins Tom Power live from New York to talk about relating to the story on the most personal of levels.
Actor Joan Allen talks about tapping into her own experience with family illness for Broadway's The Waverly Gallery. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of the band Whitehorse perform live in the q studio. The q This music panel shares their music predictions for 2019. The cast of 2001: A Space Odyssey reflect on playing apes in the iconic sci-fi film. Actor and comedian Chris Gethard tells us what it means to lose well.
If Beale Street Could Talk star Stephan James discusses his whirlwind year and why he's shining a light on black stories. Comedian and marijuana activist Tommy Chong looks back on his career and the first joint he ever smoked. Theatre critic Carly Maga talks about the reaction in Paris to Robert Lepage's controversial play Kanata. David J. Dennis Jr., A. Harmony and Addi "Mindbender" Stewart unpack the history of battle rap, its evolution and some of its controversies.
Stephan James joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his whirlwind year. The Scarborough, Ont. native is nominated for his first Golden Globe and he's the lead in Barry Jenkins' highly-anticipated new film If Beale Street Could Talk.
Together with his comedy partner Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong helped create a culture and conversation around marijuana before it was mainstream. He joined Tom Power to look back at his career as a comedian and marijuana activist.
Joel Kim Booster was adopted from South Korea as a baby and raised by strict, white evangelicals in a quiet Chicago suburb. Those early experiences form the basis for much of his comedy, but there's also a lot of trauma in his past. When he came out as gay, his family wasn't immediately supportive. He tells us how he harnesses his pain to find the laughter.
The period around 1990 remains one of the wildest chapters in Bryan Adams' life, and now he's returning to it in a surprising way. He discusses songwriting, his friendship with Pavarotti and why scoring a Broadway musical makes a lot of sense for him.
Journalist Peter Jukes joins Tom Power live from London to talk about the controversies surrounding an upcoming HBO film, Brexit: The Uncivil War, and why he believes it's too early to tell this story on screen.
Bryan Adams discusses songwriting, his friendship with Luciano Pavarotti and scoring Broadway's Pretty Woman: The Musical. Jael Richardson shares her book pick: The Showrunner by Kim Moritsugu. Journalist Peter Jukes unpacks the controversies surrounding an upcoming HBO film about Brexit. Comedian Joel Kim Booster tells us how he harnesses painful memories of his complicated childhood to find the laughter.