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Friday, April 9, 2021: Doc McKinney, Alison Pill and more
Today on Q: record producer Doc McKinney, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya, This Is That host and The Slowest Show creator Pat Kelly, actress Alison Pill.
Doc McKinney on how The Weeknd's House of Balloons changed the sound of pop music
Canadian record producer Doc McKinney looks back on The Weeknd's debut mixtape, House of Balloons, and his early rise to fame.
Why DMX's tragic history with drug abuse shouldn't be reduced to a joke
On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya talk about the public reaction to rapper DMX's reported drug overdose.
In The Slowest Show, creator Pat Kelly inserts unexpected comedy into ordinary events
CBC Radio's This Is That host Pat Kelly fills us in on his latest project, an experimental comedy series called The Slowest Show, inspired by slow TV.
Them's Alison Pill on playing Betty and being a better ally
Canadian actress Alison Pill reflects on her role in Amazon's new horror anthology, Them, about a Black family in the 1950s who move into an all-white neighborhood where malevolent forces threaten them.
Thursday, April 8, 2021: Merry Clayton, Kim Novak and more
Today on Q: singer Merry Clayton, actress and artist Kim Novak, interdisciplinary artist Sook-Yin Lee.
Legendary backup singer Merry Clayton on Beautiful Scars and the rehabilitative power of music
Merry Clayton talks about her first solo album in more than 25 years, Beautiful Scars, which she made in the aftermath of a life-altering car accident.
How painting helped Kim Novak survive Hollywood's brutal studio system
Kim Novak was a box office star during Hollywood’s Golden Age, but she faced huge pressure and even abuse. Luckily, she always had her art to turn to for relief.
Sook-Yin Lee celebrates the late Adam Litovitz with new album Jooj Two
Interdisciplinary artist Sook-Yin Lee talks about paying tribute to her late partner, Adam Litovitz, by finishing the album they started together.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021: Caleb Followill, Kazik Radwanski and more
Today on Q: Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, books columnist Jael Richardson, filmmaker Kazik Radwanski.
After 20 years of songwriting, Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill is exploring fictional stories in his music
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill talks about his songwriting, the band's evolution and why he wanted to release their latest album as an NFT.
Toronto's Kazik Radwanski on his award-winning film Anne at 13,000 ft
Canadian filmmaker Kazik Radwanski talks about Anne at 13,000 ft, about a shy, socially awkward daycare worker whose life is transformed after she skydives for the first time.
Jael Richardson's book pick: The Shadow List by Jen Sookfong Lee
In celebration of National Poetry Month, our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Jen Sookfong Lee's debut poetry collection, The Shadow List.
'Getting older is terrifying': William Shatner on turning 90, loneliness and what keeps him going
William Shatner just turned 90, but he hasn’t slowed down yet. In a conversation with Q’s Tom Power, the Canadian-born actor discussed his new rom-com, Senior Moment, which led to an honest reflection on aging and death.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021: William Shatner, Maria Bakalova and more
Today on Q: actor William Shatner, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm star Maria Bakalova, Soul co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers.
Borat 2's breakout star Maria Bakalova thought her audition was a 'kidnapping situation'
Maria Bakalova reflects on her life-changing role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which made her the first Bulgarian actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
Soul co-director Kemp Powers on how the film dismantles the distinction between 'winners and losers'
Soul co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers joined Tom Power to discuss why the animated film is being called groundbreaking.
Monday, April 5, 2021: Vivek Shraya, Mandy Patinkin and more
Today on Q: multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, Pokémon theme song singer Jason Paige, actor and singer Mandy Patinkin.
'I'm out of the lemonade business': Michael J. Fox on the day his optimism ran out
In a new memoir, the famously upbeat actor describes battling back from a brutal year.
Friday, April 2, 2021: Michael J. Fox, Tomi Adeyemi and more
Today on Q: actor Michael J. Fox, author Tomi Adeyemi, actress and singer Julie Andrews.
Thursday, April 1, 2021: Mogwai, Patrick Hunter and more
Today on Q: musician Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, graphic designer and artist Patrick Hunter, filmmaker Emma Seligman.
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite on the band's very first No. 1 album on the U.K. charts
Musician Stuart Braithwaite reflects on Mogwai's latest record, As the Love Continues, the power of instrumental music and 25 years of the band.
Artist Patrick Hunter on collaborating with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks on new Land Acknowledgement
Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter talks about creating the digital artwork that accompanies the Chicago Blackhawks' new Land Acknowledgement.
Emma Seligman's Shiva Baby is a Jewish comedy about a sugar baby coming into her own
Canadian filmmaker Emma Seligman discusses her feature directorial debut, Shiva Baby, about a young woman who bumps into her ex and her sugar daddy at a funeral.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021: Lawrence Dunn and Kevin Howes, Hiromi Goto and more
Today on Q: Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology producers Lawrence Dunn and Kevin Howes, writer Hiromi Goto, filmmaker Deepa Mehta.