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Friday, July 19, 2019: Lulu Wang, Sharon and Bram, and more

Today on q: The Farewell writer and director Lulu Wang, q This with Lisa Christiansen and Florence K, Cindy Li's gateway to Toronto nightlife, children's entertainers Sharon and Bram.

Lulu Wang on bringing her family's lie to life in The Farewell

Lulu Wang is the writer and director behind The Farewell, a comedy-drama about an ailing grandmother whose family is determined to keep her in the dark about her terminal illness, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

Quebec artists shine on this year's Polaris Music Prize short list

The q This music panel takes a closer look at the 10 albums on this year's Polaris Music Prize short list.

'It felt like Mad Max in there': DJ and musician Cindy Li shows us a different side to Toronto's nightlife

Cindy Li, who records under the name Ciel, shares her gateway to alternative nightlife in Toronto.

Sharon and Bram bid 'skinnamarink adieu' after 40 years

Iconic Canadian children's entertainers Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They dropped by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their memories of fellow founding member, Lois Lilienstein.

Thursday, July 18, 2019: Billy Eichner, Colson Whitehead and more

Today on q: singer and rapper TOBi, actor and comedian Billy Eichner, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead, writer, musician and visual artist Vivek Shraya.

Comedian Billy Eichner on following in his idol's footsteps in The Lion King

Billy Eichner joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about voicing Timon in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.

Toronto singer and rapper TOBi brings his 'unapologetic soul music' to the q studio

Nigerian-born, Toronto-raised singer and rapper TOBi drops by the q studio to perform a few songs from his newly-released debut album, Still.

Colson Whitehead on fighting through anger to write The Nickel Boys

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad joined Tom Power in the q studio to tell us about his highly-anticipated follow-up novel, The Nickel Boys.

Why Vivek Shraya turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a graphic novel.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Jesse Eisenberg, Eugene Levy and more

Today on q: actor Jesse Eisenberg, actor Eugene Levy, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, actor Joey King.

Jesse Eisenberg on his new movie The Art of Self-Defense, a 'satire without snark'

Actor Jesse Eisenberg has found something most artists only dream of: the perfect gig. He tells us about his latest role in the satirical film The Art of Self-Defense.

'It's a good feeling': Eugene Levy on Schitt's Creek's four Emmy nominations

After five seasons, Schitt's Creek received its first-ever Emmy nominations. Tom Power reached Eugene Levy right after he got the big news to extend our congratulations.

VidCon 2019 highlights a tension between big YouTube stars and new online creators

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks this year's VidCon and how it has evolved over the past decade.

Joey King on her 'nerve-racking' transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the true crime series The Act

Joey King stars in The Act on Hulu, which retells the tragic and shocking story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who murdered her mother with the help of a boyfriend in 2015.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019: Rob Thomas, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more

Today on q: musician Rob Thomas, graffiti artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, q fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert.

Why digital-only clothing could be the future of fashion

A fascinating new trend is taking over the world of fashion: digital clothing and accessories that only exist virtually.

Fab 5 Freddy on how hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world

The visual artist, veejay, filmmaker and hip-hop historian discusses hip-hop's early beginnings and the role he played in its evolution into a huge cultural influence.

From Smooth to Unwell: Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas reflects on his biggest hits and new solo album

Thomas dropped by the q studio to perform some music and reflect on some of his stand out career landmarks, both as the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and as a solo artist.

Monday, July 15, 2019: Howie Mandel, Sally Rooney and more

Today on q: comedian Howie Mandel, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon, author Sally Rooney.

'I celebrate the fact that I'm Canadian': Howie Mandel on championing Canadian comedy and Just for Laughs

Howie Mandel looks back on his long career in comedy and tells us what inspired him to become a part of the Canadian comedy empire, Just for Laughs.

The next 007 will reportedly be a black female actor named Lashana Lynch

Our screen panel discusses reports that a relatively unknown actor named Lashana Lynch — a black woman — has been cast as 007 in the next James Bond film.

Beau Dixon's new play Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable helps him honour his mother's memory

Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon tells us about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art.

'I'm doomed to keep telling these stories': Sally Rooney on being called the first great millennial author

At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined us to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation.

Friday, July 12, 2019: Mira Sorvino, Catherine MacLellan and more

Today on q: actor Mira Sorvino, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, the history of the Amen drum break, singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan.