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Friday, May 22, 2020: Kumail Nanjiani, Owen Pallett and more

Today on q: actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Amanda Parris, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, musician Owen Pallett.

How Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost builds the perfect mystery

The man who helped co-create cult favourite TV show Twin Peaks breaks down the most important components of telling a compelling mystery.

Thursday, May 21, 2020: Louis Gossett Jr., Rob Brydon and more

Today on q: actor Louis Gossett Jr., Vancouver Art Gallery's head of conservation Tara Fraser, actor and comedian Rob Brydon.

Steven Page's promising new Stratford show got shut down. So what did he do?

The solo artist and former Barenaked Ladies frontman also performs a song with several cast members.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Steven Page, Kaie Kellough and more

Today on q: musician Steven Page, q's books columnist Jael Richardson, Griffin Poetry Prize winner Kaie Kellough, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.

Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer

Carole Bayer Sager has had the career many songwriters can only dream of. On June 13, she'll receive one of the highest honours any songwriter can get — the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Tori Amos, Terry Crews and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Tori Amos, celebrity photographer George Pimentel, actor Terry Crews, Ringo Starr of the Beatles.

How playing Washington piano bars changed the musical life of Tori Amos

In her new book Resistance, the revered songwriter retraces her steps in music, politics, feminism and life

From knighthood to beetroot juice, 10 things we learned about Beatles drummer Ringo Starr

In a new q interview, Starr also talks about his photography, his All-Starr band, and how an illness inspired him to drum.

Monday, May 18, 2020: Ricky Gervais, Margaret Atwood and more

Today on q: actor and comedian Ricky Gervais, author Margaret Atwood, q screen panel with Kathleen Newman-Bremang and John Semley, singer-songwriter William Prince.

'It's almost an inoculation to real life': Ricky Gervais on After Life, grief and comedy

The actor and comedian joined q's Tom Power to discuss his hit Netflix comedy-drama After Life, the show’s complex portrayal of grief, and why he tends to dive "head first into taboo subjects."

From backwoods bacon to Half-Hanged Mary, 13 things we learned about Margaret Atwood

On her 80th birthday, the revered author remembers backwoods adventures, royal encounters and the very moment she decided to be a writer.

Friday, May 15, 2020: Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, Charlie Petch and more

Today on q: comedy duo Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, DJ Spinna's gateway to Stevie Wonder, spoken word artist Charlie Petch, Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels.

Why David Byrne has made it his priority to keep positivity alive during the pandemic

Musician David Byrne has put his music on hold to focus on a new project: a website called Reasons To Be Cheerful, which publishes diligently researched stories about good things happening in the world.

I Am C-3PO: Anthony Daniels on playing the Star Wars droid for more than 40 years

Anthony Daniels has played C-3PO in the Star Wars films for more than 40 years. Now he's released a new memoir, titled I Am C-3PO, about his history with the part. 

DJ Spinna's essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder

DJ Spinna is a renowned hip-hop producer and a co-founder of the Stevie Wonder tribute party "Wonder-Full." He gives us an essential guide to Wonder's music.

Thursday, May 14, 2020: David Byrne, Austra and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter David Byrne, q's fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert, electronic music band Austra, photographer and multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems.

'Photographs and art tell us who we are': Carrie Mae Weems on art, class and culture

Carrie Mae Weems has been called "perhaps our greatest living photographer" by the New York Times Magazine. Right now, she's headlining the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which is her first major solo show in Canada.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020: Barry Blitt, Connor Parnall and more

Today on q: cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt, actor Connor Parnall, comedian and actor Dave Merheje, singer-songwriter Begonia.

Canadian cartoonist Barry Blitt just won a Pulitzer. So why does he find Donald Trump so tough to draw?

Over three decades, the New Yorker artist has created countless cartoons — including more than 100 covers.

q's Thursday Headliner: Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia

Begonia drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Fear.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Josh Gad, Zoë Bell and more

Today on q: actor Josh Gad, stuntwoman and actress Zoë Bell, film and television graphic designer Annie Atkins, actor LeVar Burton.

LeVar Burton on the value of stories and storytelling

The Star Trek, Reading Rainbow and Roots actor tells us why he wants people to take a break from their daily lives and listen to a story on his new podcast LeVar Burton Reads.

Monday, May 11, 2020: John Waters, Chromeo and more

Today on q: director John Waters, electro-funk duo Chromeo, The Ringer's Alyssa Bereznak, actor George Takei.

George Takei sheds light on a dark chapter of American and Canadian history

Star Trek actor George Takei is using two very different mediums to tackle the gross injustice of Japanese-American internment during World War II. He tells his story in a new graphic memoir, plus appears in and consults for The Terror: Infamy — a horror series set in a Japanese-American internment camp.