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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.
Watch 30 years of Stan Lee cameos in 10 minutes
The iconic Marvel Comics co-creator editor passed away at the age of 95
John Irving on why The World According to Garp is more relevant now than he ever imagined
Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. He sat down with Tom Power to discuss why he believes its themes are still relevant today, despite thinking it would be dated by the time it was released in 1978.
Point of View
An open letter to the many fans of Bohemian Rhapsody from a concerned queer
The Freddie Mercury biopic isn't just inaccurate — its demonization of his sexuality is actively harmful.
Neil Young's Canada
From a town in North Ontario to the Red River Valley, the places, people and sounds that influenced the icon.
After ABC's Nashville, Lennon Stella is ready for a music career of her own
Stella might be best-recognized for playing the daughter of a country music star on Nashville, but she's been immersed in music all throughout her life. Now, at only 19 years old, the Oshawa-raised actor and musician is transitioning into the pop world with a huge new single and debut EP.
Stanley Kubrick's lost script Burning Secret has been found 60 years later — and could be made into a film
The q screen panel discusses a once-lost screenplay Kubrick wrote in 1956. Now it's being auctioned off — but if the film gets made, will the story still resonate 60 years later?
Is this the beginning of an Adam Sandlerssance?
In 100% Fresh, Adam Sandler proves that he can still be funny as well as deliver heartfelt moments.
Friday, November 9, 2018: Elizabeth Reaser, Sharon and Bram and more
Today on q: actor Elizabeth Reaser, q This music panel with Tabassum Siddiqui and Lisa Christiansen, documentary filmmaker Doug Knutson on Hollywood North, children's entertainers Sharon and Bram.
Elizabeth Reaser on how The Haunting of Hill House explores grief and family trauma
Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House is the latest adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel. It's being praised for its scares and compelling exploration of a family torn apart by trauma. Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks to Tom Power about her leading role as Shirley Crain on the show and why critics have been calling it This Is Us for horror fans.
Sharon and Bram bid 'skinnamarink adieu' after 40 years
Iconic children's entertainers Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They drop by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their legacy and memories of founding member Lois Lilienstein.
Inside Canada's forgotten film studio, and its biggest flop
One hundred years ago, the movie-making capital of Canada wasn't Toronto or Vancouver — it was the quiet town of Trenton, Ont. Local documentary maker Doug Knutson charts the rise and fall of a community once known as "Hollywood North."
How much power do pop music superfans have today?
The q This music panel discusses the power superfans (known as “stans”) have in the social media era. Recently, Ariana Grande's fans have gone to extreme lengths to discredit celebrities like Pete Davidson and Kris Wu, as a way of defending the pop singer.