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From backwoods bacon to Half-Hanged Mary, 13 things we learned about Margaret Atwood

On her 80th birthday, the revered author remembers backwoods adventures, royal encounters and the very moment she decided to be a writer.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019: Ian Williams, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and more

Today on q: Giller Prize winner Ian Williams, film composer Alan Silvestri, actor Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Ian Williams on winning the $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction

Last night in Toronto, poet Ian Williams won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. 

From Back to the Future to The Polar Express, Alan Silvestri reflects on his most famous film scores

For decades, film composer Alan Silvestri been raising our blood pressure and tugging at our heart strings, more often than not, as one half of a killer creative partnership with director Robert Zemeckis.

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019: Margaret Atwood and more

Today on q: author and poet Margaret Atwood, q screen panel with Lara Zarum and Kathleen Newman-Bremang.

The Crown returns with a new cast and a whole new decade of drama

The q screen panel discusses the third season of The Crown, which just dropped on Netflix last night.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019: Tracy Letts, Jane Bunnett and more

Today on q: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, q This with Sarah Boesveld and Jon Freeman, five-time Juno Award winner Jane Bunnett.

'The role on the page was essentially an insecure guy': Tracy Letts on playing Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor talks about the Oscar buzz he's receiving for his role as Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari.

How the CMA Awards' attempt to celebrate women in country music missed the mark

The q This music panel takes a look at this year's Country Music Association Awards, which took over Nashville on Wednesday night.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque break barriers and borders with jazz

Five-time Juno Award winner Jane Bunnett has joined forces with five young Cuban musicians to form a border-breaking jazz supergroup called Jane Bunnett and Maqueque.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019: Alexandria Maillot, Marc Randolph and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Alexandria Maillot, Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph, musician Flying Hórses, singer-songwriter John Legend.
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Can you sing like Freddie Mercury? Try the FreddieMeter

YouTube Music, Google and Queen teamed up on new AI program, which is helping raise awareness for HIV/AIDS charity.
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New play tackles the allure—and danger—of our virtual lives

In Kuroko, acclaimed Vancouver playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu challenges viewers to rethink their relationships with the online world.

Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph reflects on how a single idea revolutionized film and TV

The co-founder and one-time CEO of Netflix joined q's Tom Power to talk about his new memoir, That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea.

q's Thursday Headliner: Vancouver 'swoon rock' artist Alexandria Maillot

Alexandria Maillot drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her upcoming sophomore album, Benevolence.

Flying Hórses takes us inside her heartbreak album Reverie

Flying Hórses takes us on an intimate journey through the music, sounds, themes and personal emotions that inspired her new album, Reverie.

'Win small victories': John Legend on staying positive in dark times

John Legend sits down with Tom Power to talk about being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West, his new Christmas album and more.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019: Mandy Patinkin, Avan Jogia and more

Today on q: actor and singer Mandy Patinkin, q books columnist Jael Richardson, Blue Planet II producers Orla Doherty and James Honeyborne, actor and writer Avan Jogia.

'They're all like little remembrances or prayers to me': Mandy Patinkin on finding the light in his music

Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin sits down with q's Tom Power to talk about his deep love of music, his acting career and his new album, Children and Art.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh.

Canadian actor Avan Jogia explores race and identity in new book Mixed Feelings

Avan Jogia talks about his new book Mixed Feelings, a personal exploration of identity that takes a look at what it means to be a mixed race person today.

Inside Blue Planet II: how the natural history series captures its spectacular ocean scenes

The producers behind Blue Planet II reveal the secrets behind some of the series' most breathtaking shots of marine life.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019: Anthony Daniels, Joy Kogawa and more

Today on q: actor and mime artist Anthony Daniels, author Joy Kogawa, musical theatre star Andrea Macasaet.

I Am C-3PO: Anthony Daniels on playing the Star Wars droid for more than 40 years

Anthony Daniels has played C-3PO in the Star Wars films for more than 40 years. Now, he's released a new memoir, titled I Am C-3PO, about his history with the part. 

Joy Kogawa revisits the story of Japanese Canadian internment camps with a new AR app

Award-winning Canadian novelist Joy Kogawa joins q's Tom Power to talk about her latest project, an experiential augmented reality narrative called East of the Rockies.