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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.

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.

Remixing Anne Boleyn: Canada's Andrea Macasaet is Broadway bound in the hit musical Six

Canadian singer and actor Andrea Macasaet talks to q's Tom Power about preparing for her Broadway debut as the oft-misunderstood queen, Anne Boleyn.

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019: Ryan Dillon, Sylvia Tyson and more

Today on q: Elmo puppeteer Ryan Dillon, q screen panel with Jason Gorber and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Center for Asian American Media's Stephen Gong on Sessue Hayakawa and The Dragon Painter, singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson.

How Sesame Street puppeteer Ryan Dillon brings Elmo to life

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer and voice behind Elmo, joins q's Tom Power to talk about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage.

Martin Scorsese's fight against Marvel movies

Our screen panel discusses Martin Scorsese's recent New York Times op-ed, in which he writes that Marvel movies are "closer to theme parks than they are to movies."

How one of Hollywood's first Asian stars challenged stereotypes 100 years ago

Long before movies like Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell came along, a silent film called The Dragon Painter tried to blaze a trail for Asian representation on screen.

Sylvia Tyson revisits her songwriting roots and the early days of Ian & Sylvia

Sylvia Tyson will be among the newest inductees in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Sept. 5. She and former partner Ian Tyson are each being inducted on the eve of the release of a brand-new music collection, called Ian and Sylvia: The Lost Tapes.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019: Ringo Starr, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu and more

Today on q: The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, q This with Lisa Christiansen and Rollie Pemberton, theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu.

From knighthood to beetroot juice, 10 things we learned about Beatles drummer Ringo Starr

In a new q interview, Starr also talks about his photography, his All-Starr band, and how an illness inspired him to drum.

What makes a posthumous release a good one?

The q This music panel takes a look at the value and risk of posthumous releases. This week, George Michael fans heard the singer's first new original single since his death nearly three years ago.

Theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu on seeing her own story reflected in Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley

Award-winning theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu is putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley for a new production that's on now at Toronto's Factory Theatre.
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Fascinating animated timeline of bestselling music from past 50 years goes viral — watch

From the Beatles to Madonna and Céline Dion to Drake, the timeline gives an incredible look at pop history

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019: Michael Palin, Roberto Campanella and more

Today on q: comedian Michael Palin, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia, choreographer Roberto Campanella.

Michael Palin finds a new audience for Monty Python in North Korea

Michael Palin has never shied away from crossing borders, whether that's in comedy or his travels, but he's now pushed that even further with a new book all about his trip to North Korea.  

q's Thursday Headliner: Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia

Begonia drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Fear.

How Roberto Campanella choreographed a ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Veteran choreographer Roberto Campanella has choreographed a new ballet based on the work of Beethoven, a composer that choreographers generally refuse to touch.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019: Pete Townshend, Loreena McKennitt and more

Today on q: musician Pete Townshend of The Who, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Ashley Clark's gateway to the work of Wesley Snipes, musician Loreena McKennitt.