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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.
Kinetic Light: Meet the team dancing on the 24-foot ramp that's taking disability art to new heights
Descent is the title of a new dance performance that's transporting dancers and audiences alike into a different understanding of disability art and movement. Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson and Michael Maag from the Kinetic Light collective tell us more about this production.
Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul talk about bringing their hit musical Dear Evan Hansen to Toronto. Actor Mark O'Brien discusses playing Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Terry Sawchuk, in a new film called Goalie. Kinetic Light's Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson and Michael Maag tell us how their new dance performance is transporting dancers and audiences alike into a different understanding of disability art and movement.
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough tells us why he's more hopeful for the future of the planet. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses how Finstagrams (a.k.a. fake Instagram accounts, or Finstas) have become a form of digital escapism. Musician Sarah Davachi gives us a guide to the world of deep listening. Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm talk about a new musical based on the band's songs, called Jukebox Hero The Musical.
Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of the band Foreigner are in Toronto for the world premiere of a new musical based on the band's songs, called Jukebox Hero The Musical.
Sir David Attenborough talks about his long career, including everything from having a gorilla give him a dental exam to helping discover Monty Python.
Michael Mann tells us why he's taking his filmmaking skills to the world of books with his own publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert explains why Karl Lagerfeld's death at the age of 85 represents a changing of the guard in fashion. Author Megan Gail Coles discusses her debut novel Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club, a tough-love letter to Newfoundland. Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.
Michael Mann: The Heat director is working on the next chapter of the iconic film for his new publishing imprint
Michael Mann tells us why he's taking his filmmaking skills to the world of books with his own publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books.
Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club is a sombre and at times harrowing story that speaks to larger issues that the author feels Newfoundland needs to face.
Chuck Comeau: Why the Simple Plan drummer is championing Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung for Canada Reads 2019
Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.
Vice director Adam McKay talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney. Emma Stone discusses her latest role in the historical drama The Favourite. Lukas Nelson talks about working with Lady Gaga and crafting the soundtrack for A Star is Born. Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter tells us how costumes bring characters to life.