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Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir break down their most iconic performances. Rapper and children's author Raj Haldar tells us how "the worst alphabet book ever" became a surprise hit this season. Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin shares her q Block Party playlist for Vancouver. New York artist Joe Reginella explains how he became known as "the Banksy of monuments."
After seven years, Rookie Magazine is shutting down. Tavi Gevinson reflects on starting the popular online magazine at 15 years old, why free content isn't sustainable in the age of social media, and what's next for her.
As the "Best of 2018" music lists are released, a keen observer will notice that the band Snail Mail is near the top of almost every tastemaker's list. Snail Mail is the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. She dropped by the q studio with her band to perform from their critically-acclaimed debut album Lush and to talk about Snail Mail's whirlwind year.
Tavi Gevinson reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine. Our online panel tells us why they think 2018 was the year of social media reckoning. The director of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir explains the origins of Handel's Messiah. Singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan performs with her band Snail Mail live in the q studio.
Bob Martin talks about his newest musical The Prom, about a troupe of washed up Broadway stars who head to small-town Indiana to help a young lesbian couple who have been banned from attending prom.
Oyinkan Braithwaite: In My Sister, The Serial Killer, the debut novelist stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme
Oyinkan Braithwaite is a writer who's fascinated with the idea of unconditional love. Her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer is about a woman named Korede and her younger sister Ayoola, who has an unfortunate habit of murdering her boyfriends. Every time Ayoola takes another life, Korede is there to clean things up. It's a very dark, but funny story that's already been optioned for a film by the producers of Baby Driver. Braithwaite joins Tom Power from Lagos, Nigeria to talk about her new book.
You may know Eric McCormack best as one half of Will & Grace, one of the most wildly successful sitcoms of the late '90s and early 2000s. McCormack recently reprised his role as Will in the 2017 revival of the show, but before that, he took on a very different project. Travelers is a sci-fi series about an FBI agent whose body is taken over by the consciousness of another person from the future. Convincing an audience to suspend that much disbelief is a pretty big challenge for an actor, but it's one that McCormack loved taking on. He sat down with Tom Power in the q studio to talk about what it takes to switch between his two series.
Actor Eric McCormack talks about juggling his sci-fi series Travelers and the Will & Grace reboot. Tony Award-winner Bob Martin discusses his latest production The Prom and why he believes in the healing power of musical theatre. Benjamin Oberman gives a gateway to figure skating movies. Author Oyinkan Braithwaite stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme in her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer.
Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, shares some music off his new album C'est La Vie and discusses how marriage and fatherhood has changed his art.
Natalie Portman sits down with Tom Power to talk about the inspiration behind her critically-acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, and how she got into the mindset of a pop star struggling with addiction and PTSD.
Natalie Portman discusses her new film Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being "pop star famous." The q screen panel shares their take on why it's become so difficult to find a host for the Oscars. Clifton Reddick gives us a gateway to the Toronto sound. Phosphorescent performs live in the q studio and tells us how fatherhood has changed his art.
Steve Young takes us into Bathtubs Over Broadway, his new documentary about the secret corporate musicals you were never meant to see. The q This music panel reacts to the 2019 Grammy nominations. Anne with an E's Dalmar Abuzeid talks about being Avonlea's first black resident.
If you grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books, you probably remember characters such as Gilbert Blythe, Anne's great love, or Diana Barry, her beloved best friend. But there's one character you've definitely never heard of: Sebastian "Bash" Lecroix. He's played by actor Dalmar Abuzeid, and was created specifically for the new season of Anne with an E. He's also the first black character to appear on the show. Abuzeid talks to us about making TV history, as well as how he got his big break on Degrassi alongside Drake.
Steve Young: Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see
Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private entertainment.
Montreal-based, Latin-Canadian entertainer Boogát? drops by q for a special live session, performing from his latest album San Cristóbal Baile Inn. It's an album that draws inspiration from hip-hop, cumbia and punk rock and blends them together. Boogát chats with guest host Laurie Brown about his unique style and tells us why Montreal is such a hotbed for genre-bending creativity.
Director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing Kevin Kwan's hit novel Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen, and the great expectations surrounding Hollywood's first all-Asian rom-com.
December 30 marks the late Al Purdy's centenary birthday and a group of Canadian artists have decided to celebrate with an album called The Al Purdy Songbook. The album's co-producer Jason Collett joins guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio to tell us more about it.
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel to the big screen. Musician Boogát performs live in the q studio. Singer-songwriter Jason Collett discusses making The Al Purdy Songbook.
Peter Hedges discusses addiction, parental love and the experience of directing his 21-year-old son through his new film Ben Is Back. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her 2018 holiday book picks. Journalist Tom Seymour takes us inside Chernobyl's first rave. Yrsa Daley-Ward explains why Instagram is the perfect medium for poetry.
Yrsa Daley-Ward is a poet who's gained a huge online following. She's at the forefront of a new wave of poets on Instagram whose work can make you stop mindlessly scrolling and instead linger on a few perfectly chosen words. She dropped by the q studio to talk to Tom Power about her new memoir, The Terrible, which is about her childhood and experiences discovering her own sexuality.