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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."
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.