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Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Geddy Lee, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more

Today on q: Rush's Geddy Lee, q fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert, Canadian Music Class Challenge winners.

Rush's Geddy Lee on his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar

Geddy Lee talks about his new book, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which includes photos of his massive bass collection, as well as interviews with fellow bass players like John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman.

From designer controversies to the return of bike shorts: These were 2018's biggest fashion stories

Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert recaps the fashion stories, controversies and trends that made headlines in 2018.

Here are the winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge 2018

Every year, the Canadian Music Class Challenge inspires classes across Canada to offer up their best performances of some of Canada's great songs. Today on q, the 2018 winners of the High School Vocal category talk to Tom Power about their song pick.

Netflix isn't killing movie theatres, and could even be helping them: study

"The message here is that there's not a war between streaming and theatrical," says theatre association

Monday, December 17, 2018: Adam McKay, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more

Today on q: director Adam McKay, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, Robin Dann of the band Bernice, Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega.

Vice director Adam McKay on finding compassion for Dick Cheney

McKay talks about the challenges of making a film about the elusive former U.S. vice-president and how the process helped him find compassion for those with different political viewpoints.

Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega on her podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach

The hit podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach is led by Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, best-known as one of the original cast of Rent. She reprises her role from a critically acclaimed one-woman show and examines gentrification, policing and race.

'Everyone has the capacity to be musical': For Robin Dann of Bernice, sound is a healer and refuge

Robin Dann of the experimental pop band Bernice discusses her thoughts about ASMR and previews this auditory phenomenon for listeners.

What to binge-watch over the holidays

The q screen panel's John Semley and Tina Hassannia share their picks for what you should be watching over the holidays.

Friday, December 14, 2018: Ari Aster, Elle Mills and more

Today on q: Hereditary director Ari Aster, q This with Lisa Christiansen and Cadence Weapon, William Prince’s Peguis First Nation Block Party, Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills.

'I thought I was dying': Avril Lavigne on her triumphant return to music

The singer, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014, has released a new breakup song, Tell Me It's Over.

'Horror is a lot like comedy': How Hereditary director Ari Aster made the scariest film of the year

Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some are calling the scariest movie of 2018.

'It's addicting': Elle Mills on YouTube and the pressure to get views

Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about fast success and burnout.

Forget the year-end lists: what was your musical highlight of 2018?

Our q This music panellists share their personal picks for best song, artist, album and music moment from the past year.

From AC/DC to Jennifer Lopez: William Prince pays tribute to Peguis First Nation in his q Block Party

In this edition of the q Block Party, Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown, the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba.

Thursday, December 13, 2018: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Joe Reginella and more

Today on q: Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, rapper and children's author Raj Haldar a.k.a. Lushlife, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin, "the Banksy of monuments" artist Joe Reginella.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on 20 years of skating and their most iconic performances

Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their journey from being childhood skating partners to the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

Have we hit peak cancel culture?

The culture of ‘cancelling’ problematic people and things hit its stride in 2018, with it's targets including Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Kevin Hart, but going up against Christmas songs proved to be its biggest challenge.

P Is for Pterodactyl: How 'the worst alphabet book ever' became a surprise hit this season

Raj Haldar (a.k.a. Philadelphia rapper Lushlife) talks about the unexpected popularity of his new children's book, which he jokingly calls "the worst alphabet book ever."

Meet Joe Reginella, the New York artist known as 'the Banksy of monuments'

A mysterious statue of a longshoreman kneeling over the corpse of an alien has appeared in Manhattan's Battery Park. The man responsible for the monument is Joe Reginella. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to talk about his renegade public art projects.

Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's musical tribute to Vancouver

In this edition of the q Block Party, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, shares the songs that remind her of Vancouver.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Tavi Gevinson, Snail Mail and more

Today on q: writer, magazine editor and actor Tavi Gevinson, online panel with Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud and The New York Times' Amanda Hess, the story behind Handel’s Messiah, singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail.

'It reconnected me to the Rookie that I started': Tavi Gevinson on ending Rookie Magazine

After seven years, Rookie Magazine is shutting down. Tavi Gevinson reflects on starting the popular online magazine at 15 years old, why free content isn't sustainable in the age of social media, and what's ahead.

Snail Mail perform live in the q studio

Snail Mail is on almost every tastemaker's year-end music list for 2018. It's the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan, who dropped by with her band to perform from their debut album Lush and to talk about Snail Mail's whirlwind year.