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Monday, October 15, 2018: Djanet Sears, Motion, F--ked Up

Playwright and director Djanet Sears; poet and emcee Motion; and F--ked Up

Playwright Djanet Sears on why Harlem Duet, her Othello prequel, is unfortunately still relevant

Award-winning Canadian playwright Djanet Sears remounts her 1997 play, Harlem Duet, a prequel to Shakespeare's Othello.

Hardcore legends F--ked Up move from the pit to the rock opera on Dose Your Dreams

How letting one member of the band take the reins has opened hundreds of creative doors.

Poet, emcee and playwright Motion on her new play Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape and her own coming of age

Motion takes us on a musical and spoken word journey through her coming of age in Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape.

Why is Stephen King one of the most adapted authors of all time?

Every Monday the q Screen Panel convenes to look at big stories happening in the film and television worlds. This week they'll talk about a new film called First Man, how long can Hollywood keep mining space, and Stephen King.

Friday, October 12, 2018: Yazz Ahmed, Dalmar Abuzeid and remembering Lou Reed

Friday, October 12, 2018: Yazz Ahmed, Dalmar Abuzeid and remembering Lou Reed

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift: can pop stars influence politics?

Our q This panel look at the diverging career paths of Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

'We never saw them. We're seeing them now': Dalmar Abuzeid on being Avonlea's first Black resident

"You want to be historically accurate? This is being historically accurate."

A guide to the music of Lou Reed

Lou Reed,the legendary founder and frontman of the Velvet Underground, died five years ago this month.

Ahead of her Canadian debut, Yazz Ahmed on blending jazz and Arabic music

Yazz Ahmed has been called the "High priestess of psychedelic Arabic jazz."

Why Leon Bridges found a new sound for his latest record

​Leon Bridges breaks away from the retro label that he's been boxed into, on his new album.

Chef Matty Matheson's new cook book shows his fans a different side

Matty Matheson shares the stories behind some of his favourite recipes from his new cookbook.

Thursday, October 11, 2018: Matty Matheson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leon Bridges and more

Today on q: chef and television personality Matty Matheson, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, and musician Leon Bridges.

Maggie Gyllenhaal on the consequences of 'starving a vibrant woman's mind'

Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down with Tom Power to talk about her new film The Kindergarten Teacher, about a woman who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a prodigy.
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Music icons Rihanna, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Janelle Monae, more urge fans to vote

Some of the world’s biggest artists are pushing to get voters to register ahead of the upcoming U.S. midterms
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Listen to Jack White's very rare, and very funny, cover of Blondie's 'One Way or Another'

Recorded on an old cassette tape, the 1997 cover is thought to be one of the earliest White releases.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018: Sally Field, Catherine MacLellan and more

Today on q: actor Sally Field, book columnist Jael Richardson, an oral history of I'm An Adult Now, musician Catherine MacLellan.

Catherine MacLellan revisits her father's history with depression in a new documentary

Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.
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Lady Gaga pens suicide op-ed on World Mental Health day

"At present, every nation in the world is a ‘developing’ country when it comes to mental health."

Sally Field has had a long career telling other people's stories, but now she's ready to share her own

Actor Sally Field forgives her mother in harrowing memoir of childhood trauma, In Pieces.

Moe Berg's oral history of I'm an Adult Now

The Pursuit of Happiness founder Moe Berg looks back on their song I'm an Adult Now 30 yeas later.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

q book columnist Jael Richardson stops by q every few weeks with a new book recommendation.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018: Steve Perry, Ellie Kemper, Narcy and more

Today on q: Steve Perry, actor Ellie Kemper, the origin story of celebrity chefs, and Narcy.

Ellie Kemper on perseverance, catharsis and keeping things squirrely

Ellie Kemper of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt talks about her new memoir.

Steve Perry's long, hard journey back to music

Steve Perry on Traces, his first album in 24 years.

Maggie Gyllenhaal on the consequences of 'starving a vibrant woman's mind'

Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down with Tom Power to talk about her new film The Kindergarten Teacher, about a woman who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a prodigy.