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86-year-old jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins can no longer play his sax due to health reasons, but that hasn't stopped his enthusiasm and passion for music.
Professor Robert Thompson gives us the origin story of soap operas.
One of the most prominent Inuit artists working today, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, introduces us to the work of two trailblazers, Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak. A new exhibition of Ashevak and Pitsiulak's work is on display now at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
August 2: The National's Aaron Dessner on launching a new music streaming platform with his brother Bryce and Bon Iver
The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner teamed up with Justin Vernon, also known as Bon Iver, to launch a new streaming service called PEOPLE - and it's not the only project the brothers have on the go right now.
August 1: James Gunn's dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is about more than just offensive tweets
Vox culture critic Todd VanderWerff says James Gunn's dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy reveals a much more nuanced story, involving a campaign from the far-right that attacks critics of Trump.
Full episode: Todd VanDerWerff, Amitava Kumar, essential Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Karla Welch 01/08/2018
Vox culture critic, Todd VanDerWerff, unpacks director James Gunn's dismissal from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Writer Amitava Kumar discusses his new novel Immigrant, Montana. Biographer Gayle Wald takes us through an essential guide to Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Top Hollywood stylist Karla Welch talks red carpet fashion.
Biographer Gayle Wald gives us an introduction to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a guitar-playing, gospel-singing trailblazer who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
August 1: Immigrant, Montana: Author Amitava Kumar on the emotional odyssey of making a new home in the U.S.
Writer Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.
Karla Welch talks about what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients, such as Justin Bieber and Lorde, ready for the red carpet during awards season.
Full episode: Jason Mraz, Murda Beatz, Tiffany Bartok, Dr. Jay de Soca Prince, Phoebe Robinson 31/07/2018
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz talks about his new album and why he believes that we need positivity now more than ever. Canadian record producer Murda Beatz explains how he helped Drake create Nice For What in less than two hours. Director Tiffany Bartok discusses the life of famed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. Dr. Jay de Soca Prince presents his gateway to soca music. Phoebe Robinson tells us how she knew people would listen up for her podcast turned television special, 2 Dope Queens.
When comedian Phoebe Robinson first pitched her podcast idea to Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, it was out of a desire to see black women better represented in the podcast world.
July 31: A new documentary about famed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin shows us the darkness behind the glamour
Kevyn Aucoin was perhaps the most influential makeup artist ever. Now, there's a new documentary about Aucoin's life, which sheds some light on his struggles with illness, addiction and perfection.
Canadian record producer Murda Beatz explains how playing video games with the rapper lead to one of the the biggest songs of 2018.
Jason Mraz is continuing to spread his spirit of love, peace and kindness with his new album, Know.
Today on q, with guest host Ali Hassan: YouTube star turned comic turned director Bo Burnham on his first feature film, Legendary songwriter Benny Andersson on what it's like to reunite with his former band, ABBA, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory shares the songs that remind her of Iqaluit, Tina Hassannia and DeAnne Smith of the q Screen Panel.
July 30: Bo Burnham on creating comedy from a life of growing up online and his new film Eighth Grade
Bo Burnham was one of the first self-made YouTube stars, which launched him into an arena-filling stand-up comedy career. But he left it all behind a few years ago to focus on writing and directing his first feature film, 8th Grade.
Just For Laughs in Montreal just wrapped up, and we've convened the q screen panel to weigh in on one of the festival's most talked about comedians.
In today's edition of the q block party, we invited mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory to share a list of songs that remind her of Iqaluit, a place where she has lived for the past 13 years.
You may know Benny Andersson as a member of pop music royalty. Once a part of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Andersson has gone from belting out "Dancing Queen" to writing and recording rock, orchestral and fiddle albums. Andersson joins Tom Power to talk about why it's important for him to keep creating and what it's like to reunite with ABBA after so many years.
Today on q: Blindspotting co-writer and star Daveed Diggs, Canadian singer-songwriter Astral Swans, q music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Cadence Weapon, gateway to Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Toronto indie-pop band Alvvays.