Friday, March 16, 2018: Kathy Griffin, Shania Twain and more

Today on q: comedian Kathy Griffin, q This with Raina Douris and Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, filmmaker Guy Maddin, Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain.

After being exiled from Hollywood, Kathy Griffin is ready to make her comeback

Griffin talks about the continuing fallout over her controversial Trump photo and why the harrowing experience still hasn't broken her.

How to buy tickets to q live at the Junos from Vancouver

BUY TICKETS HERE: Now’s your chance to join us at the Vogue Theatre on Thursday, March 22 at 6:45 p.m. PT ahead of this year’s Juno Awards.

'Change is a relief': Shania Twain on surviving tough times and always looking to the future

'Staying still to me is too vulnerable of a place to be,' says the Canadian music icon. 'You never want to be stuck anywhere.'

'It's a real orgy of discontinuity': Guy Maddin on The Green Fog, a reimagining of Hitchcock's Vertigo

The Canadian filmmaker sheds light on his latest project, and explains why he reimagined Vertigo with archival TV and film footage.

New music release: looking at Pearl Jam's protest song 'Can't Deny Me'

q This looks at the relevance of SXSW in 2018, Julian Casablancas and Jack White's bad press, and Pearl Jam's new anti-Trump single.

Thursday, March 15, 2018: Frank Oz, Sabrina Jalees and more

Today on q: puppeteer Frank Oz of the Muppet Show and Sesame Street, singer and Canada Reads panellist Mozhdah Jamalzadah, author Stacy Russo’s gateway to SoCal punk, Canadian comedian Sabrina Jalees.

From Miss Piggy to Yoda, Frank Oz reveals the secrets behind his famous creations

Oz talks about his new documentary, Muppet Guys Talking, and gives some insight into a few of the many characters he's played throughout his decades long career.

Quincy Jones: 5 key moments from his legendary career

On his 85th birthday, we look back on the producer's legendary career.

Canada Reads panellist Mozhdah Jamalzadah defends her pick: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

Singer Mozhdah Jamalzadah shares why she chose to champion The Boat People by Sharon Bala in this year's battle of the books.

A musical gateway to SoCal punk

Author Stacy Russo brings us her primer playlist of female artists from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California punk rock scene.

How Sabrina Jalees found success through showcasing her insecurities

The comedian opens up about coming to terms with her identity and owning her insecurities by turning them into jokes she can share onstage.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018: Jann Arden, Ball-Zee and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Jann Arden, world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee, Beatchild’s Sarnia block party, novelist Timothy Taylor.

Jann Arden reflects on becoming a mother to her mother

The Canadian singer-songwriter has released a new song and cookbook, Feeding My Mother, about caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

From subculture to pop culture: Patrick 'Ball-Zee' Hirst proves beatboxing is more than jus​t 'mouth sounds'

World champion beatboxer Ball-Zee talks about his starring role in Gobsmacked!, and gives Tom Power a beatboxing lesson.

Beatchild pays tribute to Sarnia, Ont. in his q block party playlist

Acclaimed music producer and singer, Beatchild, takes us back to where it all started for him in this edition of the q block party.

When worldviews collide: Timothy Taylor's new novel explores the limits of science and rationality

In The Rule of Stephens, Taylor pits the scientific perspective of Stephen Hawking against the paranormal worldview of Stephen King.

Quincy Jones: 5 key moments from his legendary career

On his 85th birthday, we look back on the producer's legendary career.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018: Peter Carey, Tomi Adeyemi and more

Today on q: author Peter Carey, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, Jeru the Damaja’s Berlin block party, author Tomi Adeyemi.

Peter Carey on his new novel and how he's confronting Australia's colonial legacy as a white author

The two-time Booker Prize-winner examines the legacy of colonialism in Australia through a 1950's cross-country car race in his new novel A Long Way From Home.

Are Beyoncé and Jay-Z PR geniuses? On the Run II tour marks a new era in the power couple's relationship

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have addressed their marriage problems very publicly with their music. On the Run II marks a new era in their personal and professional relationship.

Jeru the Damaja pays tribute to Berlin in his q block party playlist

Old school hip-hop legend Jeru the Damaja launched his career in Brooklyn back in 1993, but ever since his first tour to Germany, he's been crazy about Berlin.

Tomi Adeyemi on her debut novel Children of Blood and Bone, the biggest YA breakout of the year

Adeyemi discusses her debut novel and what it was like creating a universal story that's deeply rooted in her own Nigerian culture.

Monday, March 12, 2018: Leni Zumas, Terra Lightfoot and more

Today on q: author Leni Zumas, q screen panel’s John Semley and Tina Hassannia, recording producer Eddie Kramer on Jimi Hendrix's legacy, musician Terra Lightfoot.

Producer Eddie Kramer on new posthumous Jimi Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky

Kramer talks about being entrusted with Hendrix's legacy almost 50 years after his death.

'Change is a relief': Shania Twain on surviving tough times and always looking to the future

'Change is a relief': Shania Twain on surviving tough times and always looking to the future