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The 'Filthy 15': Canadian composer gets 'revenge' on PMRC's list of offensive songs

The ‘Filthy 15’: Canadian composer gets ‘revenge’ on PMRC’s list of offensive songs

Thursday, May 24, 2018: André Leon Talley, Broken Social Scene and more

Today on q: former editor-at-large of Vogue André Leon Talley, Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, Kinan Azmeh's Damascus block party, Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene.

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning on surviving as a band after 20 years

Broken Social Scene perform a few songs off their latest album Hug of Thunder, and Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning talk about the gut feeling that led them to start the band 20 years ago.

Kinan Azmeh pays musical tribute to Damascus in his q block party

Acclaimed clarinetist Kinan Azmeh shares some of the music that shaped him as a musician growing up in Damascus, Syria.

Barbara Hannigan on Lessons in Love and Violence, a modern opera about political power and desire

Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins Tom Power live from a studio in London, England to talk more about this new production.

'He knew just what he had accomplished': Charles McGrath remembers celebrated American novelist Philip Roth

Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. Writer Charles McGrath talks about his influence on the literary world.

Yukon Blonde's Jeffrey Innes on their new album Critical Hit

Yukon Blonde perform their single Love The Way You Are live in the q studio. Frontman Jeffrey Innes talks to Tom Power about their new album, Critical Hit.
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Yukon Blonde - Love The Way You Are (LIVE)

Yukon Blonde perform their single Love The Way You Are live in the q studio.

André Leon Talley on ​why dressing well is a moral code​

The former editor-at-large of Vogue broke through barriers to rise to the top. The Gospel According to André is a new documentary about his life.

Stephen King's new book takes shots at the film adaptation of The Shining

Why does King still hate Stanley Kubrick's movie, even 38 years after its release?

David Sedaris shares a short q road story

The American comedian and author shares his very own q road story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018: Scott Thompson, Yukon Blonde and more

Today on q: Canadian actor and comedian Scott Thompson, Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée, writer Charles McGrath on Philip Roth, comedian and author David Sedaris, Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes.

Composer Nicole Lizée takes aim at PMRC's 'Filthy 15' list of offensive songs

Lizée discusses her latest work, The Filthy Fifteen, which explores music censorship and the list of "offensive songs" the PMRC published in the mid-1980s.

Robin Williams' biographer Dave Itzkoff sheds light on the late comedian & actor's life

Author and journalist Dave Itzkoff joins Tom Power live from San Francisco to talk about his new book on Robin Williams' life and death.

Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson on reprising his role as Buddy Cole

Scott Thompson joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about revisiting his famous Kids in the Hall character, Buddy Cole.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Little Fish by Casey Plett

Our book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss Little Fish by Casey Plett.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018: John Prine, Dave Itzkoff and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter John Prine, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, singer Meg Remy of the experimental pop project U.S. Girls, journalist and author Dave Itzkoff.

U.S. Girls make bright music for dark times

Singer Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talks about whether it matters if her message gets buried in the groove of her music.

Robin Williams' biographer Dave Itzkoff sheds light on the late comedian and actor's life

Author and journalist Dave Itzkoff joins Tom Power live from San Francisco to talk about his new book on Robin Williams' life and death.

Anne T. Donahue's 'two goods and a bad' from the royal wedding

Our pop culture contributor talks about her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding in this week's edition of "two goods and a bad."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Mary Steenburgen, James Bay and more

Today on q: filmmaker Norman Jewison on Margot Kidder, Alana Bridgewater’s gateway to Ma Rainey, actor Mary Steenburgen, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay.

'The worst thing you can have is a hit': John Prine on songwriting, getting older and his new album

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine talks about his latest album The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years.

Gwenno's new Cornish psych-pop album celebrates her cultural identity

Gwenno discusses her second solo album, Le Kov, which is sung entirely in Cornish — an old Celtic language understood by only 600 people today.

Anne T. Donahue reviews the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Lifetime movie

In advance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, our pop culture contributor shares a special royal wedding edition of her weekly segment, "two goods and a bad."

Monday, May 21, 2018: Jann Arden, Danai Gurira and more

Today on q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, Black Panther actor Danai Gurira, q oral history of Beetlejuice, Canadian musician Whitney Rose.