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Thursday, May 13, 2021: The Offspring, Altin Gün and more

Today on Q: Dexter Holland of The Offspring, musicians Jasper Verhulst and Merve Dasdemir of Altin Gün, Pose creator Steven Canals on Paris Is Burning, artist Rajni Perera.

The Offspring's Dexter Holland on Let the Bad Times Roll — and his other hobby, molecular biology

Punk rocker Dexter Holland of The Offspring discusses the band's 10th studio album, Let the Bad Times Roll, and fills us in on his other job as a doctorate-holding molecular biologist.

How Altin Gün is breathing new life into traditional Turkish folk songs

Musicians Jasper Verhulst and Merve Dasdemir of the Amsterdam-based rock band Altin Gün talk about fusing traditional Turkish folk songs with psychedelic and funk sounds.

The Tragically Hip set to perform with Feist at the 2021 Juno Awards

This will be the band’s first televised performance since the death of Gord Downie.

Pose creator Steven Canals on the lasting influence of Paris Is Burning

Steven Canals tells us how Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning changed his life, and why the film still reverberates nearly 30 years later.

Canadian artist Rajni Perera on how science fiction influences her work

Perera discusses why depicting Black and brown women is so central to her practice, and why the Canadian art market can be a tough nut to crack.

Dave Grohl says the new Foo Fighters album will 'make you dance'

Dave Grohl joined q's Tom Power for a conversation about the new Foo Fighters album and sound, performing at Joe Biden's inaugural celebration, and why they miss touring.

New Tina Turner doc shows how the singer is still processing the trauma of her past

Directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay talk about their triumphant new Tina Turner documentary, how they built a relationship with the iconic singer, and what it was like sharing her incredible life story.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Jake Tapper, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more

Today on Q: CNN news anchor Jake Tapper, Q fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert, Inuk curator and art historian Heather Igloliorte.

CNN's Jake Tapper on his new book, his Manitoban cousins and his tweets about Canada's slow vaccine rollout

CNN news anchor and novelist Jake Tapper joined Q’s Tom Power to talk about his new thriller, The Devil May Dance.

How TikTok has upended the fashion industry

Q fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us why TikTok influencers are replacing the role of fashion editors and runway shows. She also talks about the death of skinny jeans.

How the Winnipeg Art Gallery is changing the conversation around Inuit art with its Qaumajuq art centre

Inuk curator and art historian Heather Igloliorte talks about her work as one of the main advisors to the Winnipeg Art Gallery's brand new Qaumajuq art centre — the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.

New doc Fanny: The Right to Rock celebrates the history of the pioneering all-female band

Guitarist June Millington reflects on her time in the band Fanny — one of the first all-female rock groups to be signed to a major label — and how she feels about their story finally being told in the documentary, Fanny: The Right to Rock.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021: James Acaster, Aminder Dhaliwal and more

Today on Q: comedian James Acaster, actress Jayne Eastwood, cartoonist Aminder Dhaliwal.

How the worst year of James Acaster's life led to his new comedy special

British comedian James Acaster talks about his new comedy special, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, in which he opens up about his personal life, breakups and breakdowns.

Songs for a pandemic: Music that has gotten Canadians through

From Mary J. Blige to Joni Mitchell, here’s a playlist of healing tracks recommended by people across the country.

In her latest graphic novel, Aminder Dhaliwal uses cyclopes as a metaphor for racism

Canadian cartoonist Aminder Dhaliwal turns funny illustrations into sharp social commentary. In her new graphic novel, Cyclopedia Exotica, she uses the mythic cyclops as a surprising metaphor for racism.

Jayne Eastwood on the joys of playing a shockingly shameless senior citizen

The prolific Toronto-born actress joined Tom Power live in the q studio to discuss her 50-year acting career and her starring role in Hey Lady!, a new CBC comedy series.

Monday, May 10, 2021: John Legend, Tracey Deer and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter John Legend, director Tracey Deer, actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, actor Alan Alda.

John Legend on how George Floyd's murder is spurring change, and how people can help

The music icon and father of two also says celebrities need to inform themselves before speaking out.

New film confronts the Oka Crisis through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl

Beans, which just premiered at TIFF, is partly based on the childhood experience of filmmaker Tracey Deer.

Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Canadian star of Mindy Kaling's Never Have I Ever

Actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan shares how she beat out more than 15,000 others for the lead role of Devi in Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix show.

Alan Alda has the answer for better understanding each other

Famed actor Alan Alda delves into his fascination with science and communication in his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face?

Friday, May 7, 2021: Julia Michaels, Q This music panel and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, Q This music panel A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya, folk musician No-No Boy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead.

'I'm a deep feeler': Pop singer Julia Michaels makes her album debut

Julia Michaels was an in-demand pop songwriter for stars like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber when she decided to step into the spotlight herself. She's released her first album, Not In Chronological Order, which is about all the strange emotions that love can inspire.