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Fundraiser for Bahamian caterer ruined by Fyre Festival tops $235,000

A new Netflix documentary about the disastrous luxury festival inspired viewers to step in and help

Epic photo of Alberta dad mowing lawn near tornado lands in Oscar-nominated film

Cecilia Wessels snapped a photo so she could show her mom, but the image went viral — and now appears in Vice

Wednesday, January 23, 2019: Tatiana Maslany, Christopher Paolini and more

Today on q: actor Tatiana Maslany, q online panel with Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Angela Watercutter, author Christopher Paolini.

Tatiana Maslany on how starring in Broadway's Network changed the way she consumes media

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany is making her Broadway debut in the media satire Network, a reworking of the 1976 film of the same name.

Has the golden age of the social media influencer come and gone?

Our online panel takes a hard look at the world of social media influencers and the power they have over their followers.

Christopher Paolini on returning to the world of Eragon with The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

At just 18-years-old, Christopher Paolini became a best-selling author after publishing the first novel he ever wrote, Eragon. Now, he's returning to the universe he created with a brand new novel.

Oscars 2019: the full list of nominees

From Hollywood blockbusters to indie upstarts, this year's nominees run the gamut — and include Canadians.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Shaun Majumder, Oscar nominations and more

Today on q: actor and comedian Shaun Majumder, an oral history of Casablanca, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia.

Shaun Majumder takes on white supremacy to find the funny in hate

Shaun Majumder has been keeping busy since his time on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. For his new tour, he draws on his experiences coming up against racism, the alt-right and white supremacy in order to find the humour.

Casablanca turns 75: an oral history of Hollywood's most beloved film

Noah Isenberg, author of We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, gives us an oral history of the film to mark its 75th anniversary.

Oscar nominations 2019: the surprises, snubs and shoo-ins

Our screen panel convenes to discuss this year's Oscar nominations and a few big questions hanging over the glitziest night in the movie business.

Monday, January 21, 2019: Freya Ridings, Sonequa Martin-Green and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Freya Ridings, actor Sonequa Martin-Green, novelist, musician, actor and filmmaker Joel Thomas Hynes, Watership Down director Noam Murro.

Freya Ridings performs Lost Without You live in the q studio

Freya Ridings is a name you're not going to forget. Ahead of the release of her self-titled debut album, the breakout singer-songwriter drops by the q studio to perform her hit single Lost Without You.

Sonequa Martin-Green on being Star Trek's first black female lead

Sonequa Martin-Green is the star of Star Trek: Discovery. She sat down with guest host Laurie Brown to talk about the ways the Star Trek franchise has always tried to reflect society and the issues we're grappling with today.

Joel Thomas Hynes talks Little Dog and his lifelong affinity for underdogs

Everyone loves an underdog story, but what happens once that underdog makes it to the top? That's a question Little Dog creator and star Joel Thomas Hynes is facing right now.

Why Watership Down feels more timely now than ever

The director of a new adaptation of Watership Down joins guest host Laurie Brown to discuss why we feel so compelled by stories about animals that show us what it means to be human.

Friday, January 18, 2019: Killer Mike, Jiayang Fan and more

Today on q: rapper Killer Mike, q This music panel with Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Lisa Chistiansen, Jennifer Benka on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver, New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan on Cantopop singer Denise Ho.

Oscars 2019 odds: what film will win best picture?

Will A Star Is Born come up big? Will Roma herald in a new age of streaming dominance? Will Black Panther be the first superhero movie to win? We break down the frontrunners in this year's Oscar race.

Woodstock 50th anniversary concert confirmed for this summer

The q This music panel discusses whether the magic of the original Woodstock can ever be recaptured.

Rapper Killer Mike on his new Netflix series Trigger Warning

In Killer Mike's new Netflix show Trigger Warning, the Grammy-winning rapper uses bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America.

Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies aged 83

Much-loved American poet Mary Oliver died Thursday of lymphoma. She was 83. Jennifer Benka, president and executive director of the American Academy of Poets, speaks about Oliver's life and legacy.

How Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to pro-democracy activist

New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan discusses the "queen of Cantopop," Denise Ho. The Hong Kong pop star has become a political figure after coming out as a gay and supporting Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution.

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Mike Schur, Maggie Rogers and more

Today on q: TV producer, writer and showrunner Mike Schur, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, special effects artist Chris Lyons, Soulpepper artistic director Weyni Mengesha.

'That little, tiny bit of brightness': Mike Schur on the power of feel-good TV

If shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine or The Good Place have ever put a smile on your face, then you have Mike Schur to thank. He's written for, produced and created some of the best TV comedies of the last few years.

The rise of Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.