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Friday, May 27, 2022: Selma Blair, Julie Doucet and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Selma Blair, cartoonist Julie Doucet, Topline creator Romeo Candido, Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan of Stars.
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Selma Blair wants to live a life free from shame

The actor joined Tom Power to discuss her new memoir, her rise to fame in Hollywood, her lifelong struggle with alcohol and her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
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After quitting the comic book world boys' club, Julie Doucet is back with a new graphic memoir

The Canadian cartoonist spoke with Tom Power about her decision to walk away from drawing comics and why she's now returned with a new book, Time Zone J.
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Topline creator Romeo Candido on the inspiration for the show

Topline tells the story of a teenage girl caught between two worlds as a dutiful daughter by day and an up-and-coming topliner by night.
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Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan of Stars introduce us to the band's new album From Capelton Hill

The Stars singers each joined Tom Power to set up a song from the band's latest record.

'Nothing was the same after that': Lenny Kravitz on the childhood concert that changed his life

Thirty years after the release of his landmark album Let Love Rule, Kravitz has just released a new memoir.

Margaret Atwood on alien invasions, rare curse words, and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack

In an unforgettable interview with Q host Tom Power, Atwood also discusses her new poetry collection, Dearly.
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Thursday, May 26, 2022: Lenny Kravitz, Tyler Mitchell and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter and actor Lenny Kravitz, photographer Tyler Mitchell, author and poet Margaret Atwood.
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Photographer Tyler Mitchell is on a mission to show Black folks in moments of joy

Mitchell is best known as the first Black photographer — and one of the youngest — to shoot the cover of Vogue. He spoke with Tom Power about his latest work.

From Let Go to Love Sux, Avril Lavigne has always had a clear vision for her music

As her debut album Let Go turns 20 and she releases a new album, Avril Lavigne looks back on her early days as a teenage artist writing songs about skater boys.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Connor Seidel, Amaka Umeh and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: producer Connor Seidel, actor and singer Angela Lansbury, performing artist Amaka Umeh.
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Connor Seidel on the inspiration behind 1969 — his homage to '60s and '70s Quebecois folk music

The Montreal producer joined Tom Power to discuss his new album, 1969, and why that era resonated with him and the artists featured on the project.

Angela Lansbury on Murder, She Wrote and her long career in acting

On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, actor and singer Angela Lansbury joined Tom Power to reflect on the long-running series, plus, her incredible career on stage and screen.
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Amaka Umeh is the first Black actor to play Hamlet on stage at the Stratford Festival

The Toronto-based performing artist spoke with Tom Power about what she wants to bring to the famously complex role.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022: Rosie Perez, Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood, plus more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Rosie Perez, Donna Summer's former producer Pete Bellotte, poet Liz Howard, musician Thom Yorke of Radiohead and artist Stanley Donwood.
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Rosie Perez on celebrating the Spanish-speaking diaspora in the casting of Now & Then

The actor spoke with Tom Power about her starring role in the new Apple TV+ series Now & Then, plus, her journey from dancer to Oscar nominee.
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Donna Summer's former producer Pete Bellotte shares his stories from the studio

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Donna Summer's death. Her former collaborator Pete Bellotte joined us to pay tribute to the late Queen of Disco.
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Liz Howard reads a poem from her new collection Letters in a Bruised Cosmos

The Canadian writer shared a poem from her second book, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, which is shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize.
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Rocker Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood's new book looks at the art of creating Radiohead's album covers

Yorke and Donwood spoke with Tom Power about Radiohead's new book and virtual exhibition, which dive into the symbiotic relationship between the band's sound and art.
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Monday, May 23, 2022: Ed Sheeran, David Attenborough and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, broadcaster David Attenborough, dancer and choreographer Laurieann Gibson.
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Friday, May 20, 2022: Nilüfer Yanya, Andrea Jin and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: musician Nilüfer Yanya, pop culture critic Drew Magary and comedian Andrea Jin.
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Nilüfer Yanya triumphs on her sophomore record Painless

U.K. musician Nilüfer Yanya was discovered on Soundcloud and quickly became an artist to watch with her acclaimed first album Miss Universe. She talks with guest host Talia Schlanger about writing her follow-up record, Painless, playing her dad's traditional Turkish instruments on the album and embracing the uniqueness of her voice.
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Comedian Andrea Jin is a Grandma's Girl — and a Juno Award winner

With her debut album Grandma's Girl, Vancouver comic Andrea Jin took home the 2022 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year. Jin talks about what the recognition means to her, and why her grandma comes up so often in her comedy.
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Pop culture critic Drew Magary questions why bad special effects in movies and TV still happen

Drew Magary talks about his Defector article Bad Special Effects are a Choice, in which he argues that there is a crisis in CGI.
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Thursday, May 19, 2022: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, Son Lux, Raven Chacon and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, experimental band Son Lux, composer Raven Chacon, Vancouver comic Charlie Demers.

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