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Friday, Nov. 22, 2019: Adam Cohen, Reginald Dwayne Betts and more

Today on q: musician Adam Cohen, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, singer-songwriter FKA twigs, poet Reginald Dwayne Betts.

Leonard Cohen's son Adam on his father's first posthumous album, Thanks for the Dance

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, returns to q to talk about bringing his father's final work to life: a posthumous album called Thanks for the Dance.

FKA twigs on her new album Magdalene and rewriting women's stories that have been 'twisted by the patriarchy'

English singer-songwriter FKA twigs joins q's Tom Power to talk about her long-awaited sophomore album, Magdalene, named after the oft-misunderstood biblical figure Mary Magdalene.

Reginald Dwayne Betts on his collection of poetry, Felon

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet and lawyer, but before that, he served eight years in prison. His third collection of poetry, Felon, is an examination of incarceration, family and justice.

Facebook quietly releases an experimental new meme-creation app called Whale

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on Facebook's latest experiment, a meme-creation app called Whale, which is currently only available on the Canadian App Store.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019: Maysoon Zayid, Corridor and more

Today on q: Montreal band Corridor, comedian Maysoon Zayid, Susan Rogers' gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times, a tribute to Spirit of the West's John Mann.

q's Thursday Headliner: Montreal band Corridor

Corridor drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, Junior.

Don't call her an inspiration — comedian Maysoon Zayid is here to make you laugh

When Maysoon Zayid first started doing comedy, she didn't want to talk about her cerebral palsy, but eventually, she decided to address it on her own terms. For her, this was the moment a comic was born.

Remembering John Mann: Grant Lawrence and Alan Doyle pay tribute to the Spirit of the West singer

We celebrate the Canadian music icon's legacy with two of the people who knew him best: CBC host and musician Grant Lawrence of The Smugglers, and musician Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019: Trixie Mattel, Peter Del Vecho and more

Today on q: musician and RuPaul's Drag Race star Trixie Mattel, q This with Lisa Christiansen and Stuart Berman, Frozen and Frozen 2 producer Peter Del Vecho.

Trixie Mattel on folk music, comedy and life after RuPaul's Drag Race

The drag queen, singer-songwriter and comedian joined q's Tom Power to talk about the ups and downs of drag superstardom, and her deep love of folk and country music.

The 2020 Grammy nominations: shoo-ins, dark horses and surprises

On today's q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Stuart Berman share their reactions to the 2020 Grammy Award nominations, which were just revealed this morning.

'No one could've predicted the phenomenon it became': Disney producer Peter Del Vecho on the success of Frozen

Disney producer Peter Del Vecho sits down with q's Tom Power to talk about facing impossible expectations during the making of Frozen 2.

Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell field kids' Frozen 2 fan questions

Broadway star Idina Menzel and actor Kristen Bell join q's Tom Power live in studio to answer a few questions from Frozen's biggest fans.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019: Ian Williams, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and more

Today on q: Giller Prize winner Ian Williams, film composer Alan Silvestri, actor Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Ian Williams on winning the $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction

Last night in Toronto, poet Ian Williams won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. 

From Back to the Future to The Polar Express, Alan Silvestri reflects on his most famous film scores

For decades, film composer Alan Silvestri been raising our blood pressure and tugging at our heart strings, more often than not, as one half of a killer creative partnership with director Robert Zemeckis.

Waves star Kelvin Harrison Jr. on toxic masculinity and the pressures of being 'the best'

Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, It Comes at Night) joins q host Tom Power live in studio to talk about his role in the new film Waves.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019: Margaret Atwood and more

Today on q: author and poet Margaret Atwood, q screen panel with Lara Zarum and Kathleen Newman-Bremang.

The Crown returns with a new cast and a whole new decade of drama

The q screen panel discusses the third season of The Crown, which just dropped on Netflix last night.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019: Tracy Letts, Jane Bunnett and more

Today on q: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, q This with Sarah Boesveld and Jon Freeman, five-time Juno Award winner Jane Bunnett.

'The role on the page was essentially an insecure guy': Tracy Letts on playing Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor talks about the Oscar buzz he's receiving for his role as Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari.

How the CMA Awards' attempt to celebrate women in country music missed the mark

The q This music panel takes a look at this year's Country Music Association Awards, which took over Nashville on Wednesday night.