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Director Gus Van Sant on Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
He's best known for Good Will Hunting and Milk, but Gus Van Sant has also earned cult followings with films like My Own Private Idaho. His latest film is something in between.
Desirée Dawson performs her new single Just Fine live in studio q
Desirée Dawson was the winner of CBC Music's 2016 Searchlight competition. Now she's back with some brand new music.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018: Gus Van Sant, Zaki Ibrahim and more
Today on q: director Gus Van Sant, singer Desirée Dawson, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, cosplay origin story with journalist Lauren Orsini, singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim.
How cosplay became a global phenomenon
Author and journalist Lauren Orsini walks us through what it's like to take part in Comic-Con, one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world.
Sacha Baron Cohen reveals the character who has been fooling prominent U.S. political figures
His new show, Who is America?, is said to feature feature Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Bernie Sanders and others
Tuesday, July 17, 2018: Megan Abbott, Tina Sinatra and more
Today on q: best-selling thriller author Megan Abbott, Canadian filmmaker Randall Okita, Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid, singer Tina Sinatra.
Skratch Bastid's musical ode to Bedford, Nova Scotia
Toronto DJ Scratch Bastid shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Bedford, N.S.
Randall Okita's film The Lockpicker shows a different side of the teenage experience
The Lockpicker explores the complexity of adolescence by giving a chilling look at what happens when a teenager falls into a cycle of violence he can't escape from.
Megan Abbott's Give Me Your Hand is a thriller about female ambition and extreme PMS
Best-selling author Megan Abbott explores the dramatic potential of a heavy, painful secret in her chilling new novel, Give Me Your Hand.
Tina Sinatra on her father Frank Sinatra, and a new compilation of his songs
Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina, talks about why she curated a new album of her father's music aimed at children and parents.
Is the new Sacha Baron Cohen series satire, or a cringeworthy prank show?
Our screen panel discusses the relevance of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, Who Is America?, in 2018.
Metric announce new album, premiere video for Dark Saturday
The Canadian rock group will be releasing its 7th album in the fall.
Monday, July 16, 2018: Courtney Barnett, Wendy McLeod MacKnight and more
Today on q: the q screen panel on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America?, Canadian author Wendy McLeod MacKnight, Canadian author Jen Sookfong Lee, author and comedian Josh Gondelman, singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.
Jen Sookfong Lee explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream
Jen Sookfong Lee was 15 when the film came out. She has written a book about it called Gentlemen of the Shade.
Courtney Barnett performs live from her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel
Courtney Barnett joins Tom Power for a short introduction and a rare stripped-down solo acoustic set of songs from her critically-acclaimed new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel.
Paintings come to life in Wendy McLeod MacKnight's new book The Frame-Up
Wendy McLeod MacKnight discusses her new children's book, The Frame-Up, about paintings in Fredericton's Beaverbrook Gallery that are secretly alive.
Is Drake bigger than the Beatles?
Drake has seven singles in Billboard's Top 10. That's enough to topple the Beatles' record of five Top 10 singles. So is Drake now more popular than the Beatles ever were? Not quite.
Friday, July 13, 2018: Ralph Macchio, Sandra Oh and more
Today on q: actor Ralph Macchio on the new Karate Kid series, q music panel with Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen, artist Rebecca Belmore, actor Sandra Oh.
Author explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream
Author Jen Sookfong Lee explores Gus Van Sant's seminal film in her new book Gentlemen of the Shade.
Artist Rebecca Belmore on why she uses her body to make a statement in her artwork
Rebecca Belmore discusses the use of her own body and voice in her performance pieces and the significance of using everyday objects in her art.
In Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid is all grown-up and owns a car dealership
Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, is back as a grown-up version of Danny LaRusso in the new series Cobra Kai.
Thursday, July 12, 2018: Gin Phillips, Ken Burns
Today on q: author Gin Phillips, Resilience curator Lee-Ann Martin, all-female rap crew The Sorority, filmmaker Ken Burns.
The Sorority is an all-female rap crew that just want room to be great
Get to know the Toronto-based rap group who just dropped their debut record, The Pledge.
Billboard art project showcases female Indigenous artists coast to coast
The Resilience Project displays work by 50 female Indigenous artists on more than 160 billboards across the country.
'Damn, it feels good to be back': Watch the video for Shad's new song, The Fool Pt. 1
It's the lead single from Shad's fifth album, A Short Story About A War.