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Nirvana's MTV Unplugged at 25: fascinating facts about the landmark live show
Everyone thought it would be a disaster, but it became one of the most important live albums of all time.
Friday, November 16, 2018: Susan Harris, Classified and more
Today on q: The Golden Girls creator Susan Harris, Classified, Choclair and Maestro Fresh Wes perform live in the q studio, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui, a brief history of Las Vegas residencies, rapper Classified.
The Golden Girls creator Susan Harris on pushing the boundaries of the sitcom
Harris talks about The Golden Girls' enduring popularity and how the show broke down walls in the sitcom genre.
Classified on the power of lifting people up through music
East Coast rapper/producer/songwriter Classified drops by the q studio to chat about his latest record, Tomorrow Could Be the Day Things Change.
Classified, Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes perform LIVE in the q studio
Classified, Choclair and Maestro Fresh Wes perform a very special medley live in the q studio.
Netflix greenlights music competition series featuring Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I.
The q This music panel is joined by special guest panellist Classified to discuss Netflix's recent announcement that it has greenlit a new show called Rhythm + Flow.
Mobsters, golf carts and glitter: A brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies
Who says Las Vegas is where entertainers go to retire? Sarah Feldberg, the former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, tells us how the Las Vegas residency got its start and who made these concerts cool again.
Look back at Gordon Lightfoot's early days as a 'famous country dancer'
In honour of his 80th birthday, we chart Lightfoot's rise to the top in this CBC From the Vaults clip.
Thursday, November 15, 2018: Carol Off, Michael K. Williams and more
Today on q: As It Happens host Carol Off, actor Michael K. Williams, Adrian Morris and Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams.
Carol Off reflects on As It Happens on its 50th anniversary
This year As It Happens celebrates its 50th anniversary. In tribute, Carol Off drops by the q studio to reflect on what the show means to Canadians and share her memories of London, Ont., in a special live edition of the q Block Party.
Michael K. Williams on his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen
For actor Michael K. Williams, the role of Omar Little on The Wire was life-changing. It paved the way for similarly astounding performances on Boardwalk Empire and The Night Of. Williams joins Tom Power in the q studio to reflect on his career.
Neon Dreams on their new music and leaving the Hedley tour
Neon Dreams is one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands. With new music out and their debut album on the way, they joined Tom Power for a performance and chat about their rise, and why having tough conversations about sexual misconduct in the music industry is important to them.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Tim Blake Nelson, Christine and the Queens and more
Today on q: actor Tim Blake Nelson, q online culture panel with Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Amanda Hess, novelist Erwan Larher, singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens.
Tim Blake Nelson on reuniting with the Coen brothers for Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Nearly two decades after O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He tells us why it's one of the toughest roles he's ever had.
Christine and the Queens on reinventing herself as Chris
Hélöise Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, talks about the latest evolution of her on-stage persona: Chris. She tells us exactly who Chris is and where her need for reinvention comes from.
'Superwoman' YouTuber Lilly Singh is taking a break from the platform
Our online culture panel discusses news that Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh, known online as "Superwoman," is stepping away from the platform indefinitely.
Novelist Erwan Larher remembers surviving Paris Bataclan attack in new memoir
Three years ago, terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead, 90 of which were killed at the Bataclan theatre. Erwan Larher was there on that terrible night, and he's released what he describes as a "non-fiction novel" based on his experiences.
Neil Young loses home to California wildfire, blasts Trump in scathing open letter
The veteran rocker is just one of many celebs calling for action and praising firefighters
Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Jason Reitman, Alicia Rodis and more
Today on q: director Jason Reitman, comic book writer Jim Zub on Stan Lee, film critic Adam Nayman on the Coen brothers, HBO's intimacy co-ordinator Alicia Rodis.
The Front Runner director Jason Reitman on how his timely new film tackles morality in media and politics
Reitman's new film The Front Runner tells the story of Senator Gary Hart, whose affair brought down his presidential candidacy in 1988.
Music, money and masculinity: a q gateway to the Coen brothers
Film critic Adam Nayman takes a look at two of the most lauded directors in modern cinema, and breaks down three of the themes that have come to define their eccentric and wildly entertaining body of work.
Meet Alicia Rodis, the 'intimacy co-ordinator' making sex scenes safer for actors
Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set, which involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.
Jim Zub on Stan Lee's legacy in comics and storytelling
Comic book creator Jim Zub has been a fan of Stan Lee's writing and vision for superheroes since he was a kid. He discusses how the Marvel Comics icon turned the industry on its head, and why his characters have had such a lasting impact.
Monday, November 12, 2018: John Irving, Lennon Stella and more
Today on q: The World According to Garp author John Irving, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, actor and musician Lennon Stella.