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Tickets: Announcing q live from Iqaluit, featuring the Jerry Cans, James Ungalak, Aasiva and more

This spring, q is traveling north to Iqaluit. We'll be there as part of the second annual Nunavut Music Week, taping a special evening of q live on April 25.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019: The National, Karla Welch and more

Today on q: rock band The National, q books columnist Jael Richardson, U-God's Wu-Tang Clan origin story, celebrity stylist Karla Welch, poet Billy-Ray Belcourt.

Watch Margaret Atwood read a poem about the Boston Strangler from 1967

In this archival CBC footage, Atwood reads her poems The Green Man and It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers

The National delve into fear, identity and desire on new album, I Am Easy to Find

Ahead of the release of their eighth album, I Am Easy to Find, The National dropped by the q studio to perform some brand new songs.

How photojournalist Earl Dotter discovered Russians used his work as pro-Trump propaganda

In 1976, Dotter photographed a striking portrait of a coal miner — 40 years later, Russian trolls stole it. He saw it in the Mueller report.

Jael Richardson's book pick: SKY WRI TEI NGS by poet Nasser Hussain

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: SKY WRI TEI NGS by Nasser Hussain.

Rapper U-God shares a q origin story of the Wu-Tang Clan

Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins takes us through the history of the legendary rap group in this edition of the q origin story.

Top Hollywood stylist Karla Welch talks red carpet fashion

Karla Welch talks about what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients, such as Justin Bieber and Lorde, ready for the red carpet during awards season.

Billy-Ray Belcourt on winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

Belcourt joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about winning the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize for his debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019: Dionne Brand, Tim Baker and more

Today on q: poet Dionne Brand, singer-songwriter Tim Baker, photographer David McMillan, poet José Olivarez, author Margaret Atwood.

Dionne Brand meditates on the process of writing poetry in The Blue Clerk

Dionne Brand's latest book of poetry, The Blue Clerk, is shortlisted for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. She talks about the act of writing poetry and shares a reading from the book.

Tim Baker steps out on his own with his debut solo album, Forever Overhead

Once the lead singer of Hey Rosetta!, singer-songwriter Tim Baker is now stepping out of his comfort zone and making more personal music than ever solo.

Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Photographer David McMillan captures a city frozen in time

The Canadian photographer has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which is now an uninhabited ghost town.

'I was taught to be deferential': José Olivarez on learning to give himself permission to tell his own stories

José Olivarez first encountered poetry as a high school student during a time when he had a lot of questions. What he discovered was that poetry isn't necessarily about getting answers, so much as it's about refining the questions we already have.

Monday, April 22, 2019: Rupi Kaur, Adam Cohen and more

Today on q: poet and author Rupi Kaur, rock icon Rod Stewart, actor Tatiana Maslany, musician Adam Cohen.

Friday, April 19, 2019: David Foster, Marie Kondo and more

Best of q: producer and musician David Foster, author and organization guru Marie Kondo, the long, complicated history of Baby Shark, director Peter Hedges.

Thursday, April 18, 2019: Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers and more

Today on q: actor and director Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers' Greenwich Village block party, cartoonist Box Brown, The Grizzlies director Miranda de Pencier and actor Anna Lambe.

Max Minghella on pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit

Minghella's new film stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager dreaming of making it big in a singing contest.

The Grizzlies: Miranda de Pencier and Anna Lambe on the importance of shining a light on traumas in Nunavut

The Grizzlies tells the story of a Nunavut high school teacher who started a lacrosse program to help students find hope during a time when teen suicide was on the rise in Inuit communities.

Cartoonist Box Brown on drawing the history of cannabis

The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.

Nile Rodgers of Chic pays tribute to New York's Greenwich Village in his q block party

In this edition of the q block party, Nile Rodgers takes us through a playlist of songs that inspired him when he was growing up in Greenwich Village.

The Grizzlies: 15 things about the groundbreaking new Canadian film

In a tiny Inuit community, teen suicide was widespread — until a teacher showed students how to play lacrosse.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Ma-Anne Dionisio, C.J. Farley and more

Today on q: actor Ma-Anne Dionisio, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's Iqaluit block party, author and journalist C.J. Farley.

Why Lil Nas X is putting the Old Town Road Billboard controversy behind him

"I didn't want it to get to that point where it was more popular because of controversy than the song itself," the 20-year-old rapper said in his first Canadian interview.

Ma-Anne Dionisio readies for a role that finds humour in mental health

Dionisio talks about her experience moving to Canada, landing her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and now, prepping for the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.