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Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Jeff Lemire, Ruth B. and more
Today on Q: comic book writer and artist Jeff Lemire, singer-songwriter Ruth B., actor brother duo Shamier Anderson and Stephan James.
Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire on seeing his comic book series adapted for Netflix
Canadian artist Jeff Lemire talks about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth come to life in a new live-action show.
Ruth B. on Moments in Between and why her songs are trending on TikTok
Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. discusses her sophomore album, Moments in Between, and what it was like returning home to Edmonton during the pandemic.
Shamier Anderson and Stephan James on founding the Black Academy
Canadian actor brother duo Shamier Anderson and Stephan James talk about launching the Black Academy to support, empower and celebrate emerging Black talent across Canada.
Monday, June 14, 2021: Michelle Pfeiffer, Miranda July and more
Today on Q: actress Michelle Pfeiffer, screen panel with Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart, hip hop artist Haviah Mighty, writer and director Miranda July.
Michelle Pfeiffer on her role in French Exit
Screen legend Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her critically acclaimed performance in French Exit, a film adaptation of Patrick deWitt's novel of the same name.
What will MuchMusic's TikTok comeback actually look like?
On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss Bell Media’s decision to relaunch MuchMusic on TikTok. They also talk about Bo Burnham's new Netflix comedy special, Inside.
Haviah Mighty introduces us to her powerful new song Protest
Canadian hip hop artist Haviah Mighty talks about her new track Protest off her forthcoming mixtape, Stock Exchange, which is set to release this fall.
Filmmaker Miranda July on Kajillionaire — and how all families are like cults
In Miranda July's latest film Kajillionaire, a family of con artists find their worlds turned upside down when they invite a stranger into their lives.
Friday, June 11, 2021: Lukas Nelson, Ian Hamilton and more
Today on Q: musician Lukas Nelson, International Indigenous Music Summit creators ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, musician Mike Levine of Triumph, mystery writer Ian Hamilton.
Lukas Nelson on A Few Stars Apart, connecting with family and playing with Neil Young
Musician Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic.
How the 2021 International Indigenous Music Summit is helping Indigenous artists connect during the pandemic
Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as the current state of Indigenous music in Canada and beyond.
Triumph's Mike Levine on the significance of Record Store Day and how the band is celebrating
To commemorate Record Store Day (Saturday, June 12), Mike Levine of Triumph reflects on the significance of the event as one of its official ambassadors, and shares a song off the band's special reissue of their 1981 album, Allied Forces.
Ian Hamilton's new novel Bonnie Jack is based on a painful secret his father kept for decades
Prolific Canadian mystery writer Ian Hamilton talks about his latest novel, Bonnie Jack, which sees him step away from familiar characters to write a story based on his father’s search for lost family.
Thursday, June 10, 2021: Angélique Kidjo, Kheng Hua Tan and more
Today on Q: singer and activist Angélique Kidjo, actor and producer Kheng Hua Tan, musician Ewan Currie of the Sheepdogs, blues musician Robert Finley.
'I'll slow down when I'm six feet under': Angélique Kidjo on her legacy of championing young African artists
Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her incredible new album, Mother Nature, which sees her shine a light on young talent from across the African continent.
Kheng Hua Tan on how CW's Kung Fu reimagines the original cult classic series
Actor and producer Kheng Hua Tan (best known for Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's Marco Polo) talks about her latest role in a gender-flipped reboot of the 1970s action series Kung Fu.
The Sheepdogs' Ewan Currie introduces the band's new song Rock and Roll (Ain't No Simple Thing)
Lead singer Ewan Currie of the Sheepdogs talks about Rock and Roll (Ain't No Simple Thing) — the first track off the band's new EP, No Simple Thing.
'Most people retire at 65 and I came alive at 65': Robert Finley on finding success and his new album
Blues musician Robert Finley talks about his new autobiographical album, Sharecropper's Son. The record was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, who praised Finley as 'the greatest living soul singer.'
Wednesday, June 9, 2021: Ali Hassan, Rochelle Jordan and more
Today on Q: poet and public speaker Wali Shah, comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan, Amarrass Records co-founder Ankur Malhotra, singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan.
Hear Wali Shah perform Home — a spoken word poem about Islamophobia in Canada
In response to the recent hate-motivated hit and run in London, Ont., Canadian poet Wali Shah performs his spoken word poem, Home, which he wrote shortly after a tragic incident that happened to him and his family.
Ali Hassan on his experience as a Muslim comedian
Canadian comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan discusses the attack in London, Ont., and shares his own experience with Islamophobia.
New docuseries shows what the American blues has in common with a centuries-old music scene in India
Amarrass Records co-founder Ankur Malhotra talks about a new three-part docuseries, Searching for the Blues, which shows what the blues of the American South has in common with the traditional folk music of Rajasthan, northwestern India.
Rochelle Jordan on the Black dance nostalgia and present-day politics that inspired her new album
Toronto singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan explains how the retro U.K.-inspired sound on her latest album, Play With The Changes, isn't just an ode to her British-Jamaican roots but her present-day mindset.
'To call it history is simply wrong': Michelle Good on how residential schools fit into our national story
Five Little Indians author Michelle Good talks about winning the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language fiction, and why we must continue telling stories about residential school survivors.