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Monday, April 23, 2018: Dave Eggers, Anvil and more

Today on q: author Dave Eggers, q screen panel’s John Semley and Amanda Parris, Lena Waithe’s Chicago block party, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner of Anvil.

Dave Eggers on his new middle-school novel The Lifters

The author of bestsellers like The Circle and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius talks to guest host Gill Deacon about his latest fantasy novel aimed at middle-school-aged readers.

Lena Waithe pays tribute to Chicago in her q block party playlist

When Lena Waithe came by the q studio to talk about her new series The Chi, she took time to reminisce about Chicago for our latest edition of the q block party.

What we hope to see from Westworld season 2

Our screen panel joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss what's hitting the big and small screens and controversy surrounding the Cannes film festival.

A decade on, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner reflect on Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Kudlow and Reiner of the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil join guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio to discuss the impact of the 2008 documentary 10 years later.

Friday, April 20, 2018: Sting and Shaggy, gateway to Pete Seeger and more

Today on q: musicians Sting and Shaggy, q This with Raina Douris and Odario Williams, gateway to Pete Seeger, The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree.

Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Charlie Puth and more react to death of Avicii

Musicians took to social media to pay respect to the EDM producer after reports emerged Friday that he had died at the age of 28.

Gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times with Susan Rogers

The audio engineer breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career.

'Chemistry is everything': Sting and Shaggy on their unlikely collaboration, 44/876

Sting and Shaggy have come together on a new island-inspired album, called 44/876. They talk about why their collaboration isn't as odd as it might seem.

80 years of Superman marked with tributes and a new spin on his origin story

"He paved the way for all of our favourite heroes," writes actor Henry Cavill.

A gateway to the music of Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, has released a picture book about the folk singer. He takes us through the essentials of Pete Seeger's music in this q gateway.

From Beychella to Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer: q This looks at two historic firsts in music

Our q This panel discusses Beyoncé's game-changing Coachella performance and Kendrick Lamar's monumental Pulitzer Prize win.

The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree on the feminist power of fashion

Award-winning costume designer Ane Crabtree discusses why the clothing she's created has been embraced by women's rights protesters around the world.

Thursday, April 19, 2018: Bernie Taupin, Brad Peyton and more

Today on q: songwriter Bernie Taupin, journalist Stephen Kalin, Canadian filmmaker Brad Peyton.

Elton John's co-writer Bernie Taupin on 50 years of hits and what their 'perfect song' is

Songwriter Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of working with Elton John, and talks about some of his favourite songs off their two new tribute albums.

'I don't know how to not care': Filmmaker Brad Peyton on Rampage, and why negative reviews still get to him

The Canadian director talks about his latest film Rampage, and shares his thoughts on critics and their negative reviews of Hollywood blockbusters.

What it was like to be at the historic Black Panther screening in Saudi Arabia

Black Panther became the first commercial film to be screened in the country in 35 years. Journalist Stephen Kalin was there.
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Black Panther actress Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right'

Danai Gurira talks about the hype around Black Panther and why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.
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9 key moments in the Black Panther's 50-year evolution

How the first Black superhero helped break down race and gender barriers in comics

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Cynthia Dale, gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein and more

Today on q: Canadian actor Cynthia Dale, book contributor Jael Richardson, gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein, comedian Hari Kondabolu.

Cynthia Dale on her new musical, Fun Home, and reprising her role as Olivia Novak in the Street Legal reboot

Dale talks to Ali Hassan about her character in the Musical Stage Company production of Fun Home, and shares what's in the works regarding the Street Legal revival.

Canadian singer Jann Arden appears in controversial new James Comey book

She's not caught up in any salacious details, but Arden does share a few words in A Higher Loyalty

From Oklahoma! to the Sound of Music, a gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein

Todd S. Purdum takes us through some of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's best musical moments and examines the lasting impact they had on Broadway.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Our book contributor, Jael Richardson, joins guest host Ali Hassan to give us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.
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'That's a white guy making fun of me': comedian Hari Kondabolu's problem with Apu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's new documentary, The Problem With Apu, takes a look at the popular Simpsons character and the issues with stereotyping Indian people.