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September 12: Aminder Dhaliwal on Woman World: How a cheeky side project turned into a popular graphic novel

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00pm
When Canadian cartoonist Aminder Dhaliwal created an online comic, just for the fun of it, she never expected it to turn into a professional venture. Now, she has a huge following and a graphic novel deal.
Categories: Syndicated

September 12: Bo Burnham on his new film Eight Grade and creating comedy from a life of growing up online

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00pm
Bo Burnham was one of the first self-made YouTube stars, which launched him into an arena-filling stand-up comedy career. But he left it all behind a few years ago to focus on writing and directing his first feature film, 8th Grade.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Natalie Portman, Wab Kinew, Sarah Feldberg, Ruth E. Carter 11/09/2018

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Natalie Portman talks 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. Writer, musician and politician Wab Kinew introduces a new generation to Indigenous trailblazers in his picture book Go Show the World. Sarah Feldberg?, former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, gives us a brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies. Costume designer Ruth E. Carter shares how costumes bring characters to life.
Categories: Syndicated

September 11: Mobsters, golf carts and glitter: A brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Who says Las Vegas is where entertainers go to retire? Sarah Feldberg, the former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, tells us how the Las Vegas residency got its start and who made these concerts cool again.
Categories: Syndicated

September 11: Natalie Portman on Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being 'pop star famous'

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

September 11: The costume designer behind Malcolm X and Black Panther shares how costumes bring characters to life

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Ruth E. Carter is an Oscar-nominated costume designer who calls herself 'the woman behind your favourite characters.' Now, there's a whole new exhibit dedicated to exploring her designs.
Categories: Syndicated

September 11: Wab Kinew introduces a new generation to Indigenous trailblazers in picture book Go Show the World

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Writer, musician and politician Wab Kinew talks about his new children's book Go Show The World, which introduces a whole new generation of kids to some of North America's Indigenous trailblazers.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Geena Davis, John Semley and Tina Hassannia, Tuma Basa, Nandita Das 10/09/2018

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Geena Davis talks about tackling sexism on screen in her new documentary This Changes Everything. The q screen panel breaks down the best films at TIFF so far. YouTube's director of urban music, Tuma Basa, discusses how the curated playlist has changed music. Actor and director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers.
Categories: Syndicated

September 10: How the curated playlist has changed the way we create and consume music

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00pm
YouTube Music's Tuma Basa chats with Tom Power about the massive cultural shift to music streaming, and what it means for musicians and the way fans consume the music they love.
Categories: Syndicated

September 10: Geena Davis tackles sexism on screen in new documentary This Changes Everything

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Geena Davis talks to Tom Power about her new film, which takes a close look at the gender disparity in Hollywood, both on and off screen.
Categories: Syndicated

September 10: Manto director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00pm
A new film is shining a spotlight on one of South Asia's greatest writers, Saadat Hasan Manto. Acclaimed actor and director, Nandita Das, joins Tom Power live in the q studio to take us deeper into Manto's story.
Categories: Syndicated

September 10: Which films will dominate the upcoming awards season?

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Our screen panellists, John Semley and Tina Hassannia, give us their take on the best films at TIFF so far.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: William Shatner, Lisa Christiansen and Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, Keith Urban, Stephen Wallis 07/09/2018

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Legendary Canadian actor William Shatner shares his advice on how to live long and prosper. The q This music panel dives into some big new music releases for the week. Country music star Keith Urban talks about blending genres on his latest album Graffiti U. Canadian director Stephen Wallis remembers the late Burt Reynolds.
Categories: Syndicated

September 7: 'I've always felt like an artist': Keith Urban on blending genres on his new album Graffiti U

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Power sits down with country music star Keith Urban to talk about his new album Graffiti U, a crossover of country and pop.
Categories: Syndicated

September 7: New music releases: looking at new albums from Paul Simon and Paul McCartney

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Our music panel reviews new albums from two of music's heaviest hitters: Paul Simon and Paul McCartney. They also look at the health of Canadian country music ahead of the CCMAs.
Categories: Syndicated

September 7: 'He was a sweet guy': Director Stephen Wallis remembers Burt Reynolds as more than his tough guy reputation

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Canadian director Stephen Wallis worked with Bert Reynolds on what may be the late actor's final film.
Categories: Syndicated

September 7: 'Say yes to life': William Shatner shares his advice on how to live long and prosper

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00pm
William Shatner joins Tom Power to impart some wisdom and discuss his new memoir Live Long and... What I Learned Along the Way, in which he reflects on a life trajectory that no one could have predicted.
Categories: Syndicated

September 6: 'I was taught to be deferential': José Olivarez on learning to give himself permission to tell his own stories

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:00pm
José Olivarez first encountered poetry as a high school student during a time when he had a lot of questions. What he discovered was that poetry isn't necessarily about getting answers, so much as it's about refining the questions we already have.
Categories: Syndicated

September 6: Hear q's Canadian song circle live on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:00pm
Canadian country music artists Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel and Meghan Patrick join Tom Power on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee for an exclusive song circle.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: q in Nashville, Kerri Craddock, José Olivarez 06/09/2018

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:00pm
Four Canadian country music artists - Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel and Meghan Patrick - join us on the stage of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House for an exclusive song circle. TIFF's director of programming, Kerri Craddock, discusses how the festival has adapted to changes in the film industry. José Olivarez talks about his debut book of poetry, Citizen Illegal, and how he learned to give himself permission to tell his own stories.
Categories: Syndicated