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Tuesday, August 21, 2018: Nell Scovell, Redd Pepper and more

Today on q: veteran TV writer Nell Scovell, Inuk folk-pop singer-songwriter Elisapie, Canadian playwright, screenwriter and actor Daniel MacIvor, voiceover artist Redd Pepper.

Coldplay wasn't going to let Crazy Rich Asians director use Yellow — until they read this heartfelt letter

‘It made me rethink my own self image,’ he writes of the song that became a personal anthem

Veteran TV writer Nell Scovell on staying sharp in the Hollywood boys' club

Scovell's credits include The Simpsons, Murphy Brown and Late Night with David Letterman. She talks about what it's like being the only woman in the writers' room.
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The Eagles overtake Michael Jackson's Thriller for best-selling album of all time

Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 may not include Hotel California, but it’s still the biggest seller

Elisapie thanks Inuk folk-singer Willie Thrasher for inspiration on new album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl

Inuk folk-pop singer-songwriter Elisapie joins guest host Laurie Brown live in the q studio to perform a few songs off her new record and talk about how she worked through her creative block.

Daniel MacIvor's musical tribute to Sydney, Nova Scotia

This playwright, screenwriter and actor gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Meet Redd Pepper, the voice over artist behind some of the biggest movie trailers

Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, 'In a world...' will never get old.

Monday, August 20, 2018: Salman Rushdie, Vivica A. Fox and more

Today on q: author Salman Rushdie, q screen panel with Amanda Parris and Adam Nayman, David Laderman's gateway to road movies, actor Vivica A. Fox.
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Salman Rushdie book predicted the U.S. election better than he did

Salman Rushdie talks to Tom Power about his new novel The Golden House.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society follows in The Notebook's charming period-romance footsteps

The q screen panel take you through Netflix's new, much buzzed-about romantic historical drama. They also look at the decline of TV pilots and a new show from Matt Groening.

Journeying through the road movie genre, from Bonnie & Clyde to Little Miss Sunshine

David Laderman, author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie, gives us a gateway into the world of the road movie genre.

Vivica A. Fox shares the behind the scenes stories that made her a Hollywood success

From blockbusters like Independence Day to bloody revenge thrillers like Kill Bill, Fox has done it all. She talks to Tom Power about her new memoir in which she reveals the secrets to her success.

Friday, August 17, 2018: Eric Roberts, Great Lake Swimmers and more

Today on q: actor Eric Roberts, q music panel with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Jarrett Martineau, infinite guitar inventor Michael Brook, Toronto indie-folk band Great Lake Swimmers.

'It's about the satisfaction of a good part': Eric Roberts reflects on his prolific acting career

This year alone, Eric Roberts has appeared in 20 films and TV shows, with another 49 projects ready to hit screens — and he's filming three more right now. He joins Laurie Brown to discuss his reputation as the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood.

'We are happy for her to be in heaven with God': Narada Michael Walden remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's longtime friend and collaborator, Narada Michael Walden, opens up about the singer's incredible legacy and sheds some light on what she was like in the recording studio.

Great Lake Swimmers acoustically evolve on The Waves, The Wake

On their new album, Great Lake Swimmers forgo an instrument they've relied upon for a decade and a half: the acoustic guitar. Today, they give a sneak preview of The Waves, The Wake live in the q studio.

U2's With or Without You and the origin of the infinite guitar

Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You.

q This reflects on Aretha Franklin's life and music

Our q This music panel remembers Aretha Franklin and reflects on another musical icon who just celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday, Madonna.

Thursday, August 16, 2018: Remembering Aretha Franklin and Mary Pratt

Today on q: We look back on Aretha Franklin's incredible legacy, her deep roots in the civil rights movements and her music. Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart remembers his friend, the late Canadian artist Mary Pratt.

'We are happy for her to be in heaven with God': Narada Michael Walden remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's longtime friend and collaborator, Narada Michael Walden, opens up about the singer's incredible legacy and sheds some light on what she was like in the recording studio.

Curator remembers famed Canadian painter Mary Pratt

Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart curated Mary Pratt's breakthrough national tour in 1995. He joins Laurie Brown to talk about Pratt's life and artistic legacy.
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'So much love, respect and gratitude': Tributes flood in for Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Carole King, Elton John among the celebrities honouring Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit at age 76. Franklin’s longtime collaborator H.B. Barnum, author Craig Hansen Werner and Juno-award-winning Toronto artist Jully Black join us to remember the undisputed Queen of Soul.

Great Lake Swimmers acoustically evolve on The Waves, The Wake

On their new album, Great Lake Swimmers forgo an instrument they've relied upon for a decade and a half: the acoustic guitar. Today, they give a sneak preview of The Waves, The Wake live in the q studio.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Jon M. Chu, The Beaches and more

Today on q: Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, actor and activist Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Canadian all-female rock band The Beaches.

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Journeying through the road movie genre, from Bonnie & Clyde to Little Miss Sunshine

David Laderman teachers film studies at the College of San Mateo and he's the author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie.