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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.
Geddy Lee talks about his new book, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which includes photos of his massive bass collection, as well as interviews with fellow bass players like John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and U2's Adam Clayton.
Rush's Geddy Lee talks about his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert recaps the biggest fashion stories of 2018. The winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge discuss their song pick: Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep.
The hit podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach is led by Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, best-known as one of the original cast of Rent. She reprises her role from a critically acclaimed one-woman show and examines gentrification, policing and race.
Director Adam McKay talks to Tom Power about the challenges of making his latest film Vice, a biopic about former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney. He tells us how the process helped him find compassion for those with different political viewpoints.
Director Adam McKay ?talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney in his new film. The q screen panel shares their picks for what to binge-watch this holiday season. Robin Dann of Bernice discusses her thoughts about ASMR and previews this auditory phenomenon for listeners. Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega talks about her podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach.
Hereditary director Ari Aster tells us how he made the scariest film of the year. Our q This music panellists share their personal picks for the best song, artist, album and music moment from 2018. William Prince gives us a q Block Party for the Peguis First Nation? in Manitoba. Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about fast success and burnout.
Ari Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some have called the scariest movie of 2018.
Elle Mills is a YouTuber from Ottawa, Ont., who makes videos in the vein of John Hughes films. Her unique style caught viewers' attention and quickly made her a cult favourite on the platform. It all happened very fast, and if you ask her now, maybe a little too fast. Mills joins Tom Power to talk about how she navigates success and the dangers of YouTuber burnout.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic champions open up about their gold medal-winning Moulin Rouge performance
Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have captivated fans from across Canada and around the world with their story. Now, they're the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with three gold and two silver medals under their belts. They join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their most memorable performances on the ice.
A mysterious statue of a longshoreman kneeling over the corpse of an alien has appeared in Manhattan's Battery Park. The man responsible for the monument is Joe Reginella. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to talk about his renegade public art projects.
Raj Haldar (a.k.a. Philadelphia rapper Lushlife) talks about the unexpected popularity of his debut children's book, P Is for Pterodactyl, which he jokingly calls "the worst alphabet book ever."