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Amazing Grace producer Alan Elliot discusses the decades-long journey to bring Aretha Franklin to the big screen. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud takes a closer look at why young influencers are abandoning the Instagram aesthetic. Singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, revisits her father's history with depression in a documentary called The Song and the Sorrow. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata, a new documentary that she calls "an ode to silence."
Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in the world: the chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale, a MacArthur Genius and the screenwriter behind the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. He joined Tom Power to discuss one of his earliest plays, The Brothers Size, which will have its Canadian premiere in Toronto later this week.
Director X joined Tom Power live from Los Angeles to talk about the late John Singleton's legacy and influence. Singleton was best known for his 1999 film, Boyz N the Hood, which takes a powerful look at the problems facing black communities in South Central Los Angeles.
Following the recent release of his first solo album in four years, Rob Thomas dropped by the q studio to perform some music and reflect on some of his stand out career landmarks.
Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about seeing his life reflected on stage and on screen in The Brothers Size and Moonlight. Musician Rob Thomas performs in the q studio and reflects on some of his career landmarks, both as the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and as a solo artist. Director X remembers the late John Singleton and how Boyz N the Hood defined the filmmaker's legacy.
Peter Frampton decided to launch a farewell tour after being diagnosed with degenerative muscle disease. He joined Tom Power to reflect on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.
Rowley Irlam is an Emmy award-winning film and TV stunt coordinator who's worked on the set of Game of Thrones since season five. He joined Tom Power live from London, England to talk about the show's latest episode and what goes into its epic battle scenes.
Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour. Game of Thrones stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam takes us inside the show's epic battle scenes. The q screen panel shares their thoughts on Game of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame and the latest development in the streaming wars.
Last November, Rick Mercer joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his newly published collection of essays, called Final Report.
At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined guest host Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation and the responsibility that comes with so much critical acclaim.
Irish novelist Sally Rooney reckons with her reputation as the first great millennial author. The q This music panel discusses the poetry of popular music and how we determine that a song's lyrics are poetic. Comedian Rick Mercer reflects on his greatest rants - and how he once scored pot for Pierre Berton.
Najwa Zebian: How the poet uses words to connect with herself, her students and nearly one million Instagram followers
Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian poet whose words have been widely shared across social media and have even been turned into tattoos. She joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about the power you can pack into just a few words.
Nia Vardalos: The actor on Tiny Beautiful Things, adapting an advice column for the stage and the advice she took away
Nia Vardalos is best known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but her latest project is unlike anything she's done before. She joined q guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about writing and starring in the stage adaptation of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on Cheryl Strayed's New York Times bestseller of the same name.
Actor and screenwriter Nia Vardalos tells us how she adapted an advice column for the stage and shares some of the advice she took away from it. Poet Najwa Zebian discusses the power of poetry to pack meaning into just a few words. Rapper and poet Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, reads a new poem about the constant negativity of the news cycle. Musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle helps us explore the history and importance of the protest song Strange Fruit on its 80th anniversary.
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.
The National performs new songs from their upcoming album, I Am Easy to Find, live in the q studio. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: SKY WRI TEI NGS by poet Nasser Hussain. Celebrity stylist Karla Welch tells us what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients (including Justin Bieber and Lorde) ready for the red carpet.
Ahead of the release of their eighth album, I Am Easy to Find, The National dropped by the q studio to perform some brand new songs.
Once the lead singer of Hey Rosetta!, singer-songwriter Tim Baker is now stepping out of his comfort zone and making more personal music than ever solo.
David McMillan: The photographer on capturing a city frozen in time inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
The Canadian photographer has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which was evacuated in 1986 after the Chernobyl nuclear accident and is now an uninhabited ghost town.
Dionne Brand is one of Canada's most celebrated poets, with numerous accolades under her name including a Governor General's Award and the Order of Canada. Her latest book of poetry, The Blue Clerk, is shortlisted for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. She talks about the act of writing poetry and shares a reading from the book.