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Banksy unveils powerful new Christmas mural in new video – watch

The famed street artist makes a potent statement about homelessness in the new Birmingham work.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019: Mark Korven, Bong Joon-ho and more

Today on q: film and TV composer Mark Korven, hip hop veteran Sophia Chang, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho.

How composer Mark Korven created the incredibly eerie sound for The Lighthouse and other horror films

Award-winning film and TV composer Mark Korven dropped by the q studio to demonstrate how his "Apprehension Engine" creates the sound of nightmares.

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho delivers an 'enjoyable nightmare' with his biting tale of income inequality

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho tells us what inspired him to make a thriller about income inequality, and why wealth can make monsters of us all.

Hip hop veteran Sophia Chang on being embraced by the Wu-Tang Clan

Sophia Chang worked with the Wu-Tang Clan on a number of projects, including running record labels and managing members RZA, GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB). She tells the whole story in her new memoir, The Baddest Bitch in the Room.

Toronto busker and new dad gets surprised with big Christmas payday — watch

Mo Guzman thought he was being filmed for a documentary, but some holiday elves had a different plan for the subway musician.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019: Justin Tranter, Antonio Banderas and more

Today on q: songwriter Justin Tranter, q screen panel with David Dennis Jr. and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, actor Beverly D'Angelo, actor Antonio Banderas.

Songwriter Justin Tranter on their journey from struggling glam rocker to hitmaker for the stars

Songwriter Justin Tranter just received the ACLU Bill of Rights Award for their LGBTQ activism. They're the first gender non-conforming honoree to receive the award.

How HBO's Watchmen turns the black experience into a superhero origin story

On this week's screen panel, culture critic David Dennis Jr. and Refinery29's Kathleen Newman-Bremang unpack what HBO's Watchmen is doing differently in how it deals with race.

Beverly D'Angelo on the enduring popularity of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

This year, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation turns 30. Beverly D'Angelo, who played Ellen Griswold, shares why she thinks people still connect so strongly with the chaos and craziness of the film.

'We need art to live': Antonio Banderas on relating to his character in Pain and Glory

Before he was Zorro or Puss in Boots, Antonio Banderas was the go-to male lead for Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar. The new film Pain and Glory is their eighth film together and one that made unique demands on Banderas.

Mahna Mahna at 50: fascinating facts about the unforgettable Muppets song

The Muppets made it famous, but where did the song come from? (Hint: a steamy Italian film...) Who performed it? And who is that fuzzy fella?

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019: David Byrne, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and more

Today on q: Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, q This with A. Harmony and Rollie Pemberton, musician Peter Asher on the Beatles, television producer and writer Nichelle Tramble Spellman.

'We can better ourselves': David Byrne reveals his definition of utopia

The legendary Talking Heads frontman takes a message of hope to Broadway.

Jay-Z turns 50: A look back at how the rapper became hip-hop's elder statesman

On today's q This music panel, music journalist A. Harmony and rapper Rollie Pemberton take a look back at Jay-Z's career on the occasion of his 50th birthday. 

Peter Asher shares stories from his decades-long relationship with the Beatles

Musician Peter Asher has a perspective on Paul McCartney and the Beatles that we don't often hear. Now he's put some of his favourite stories on the page in a new book called The Beatles from A to Zed.

Truth Be Told creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman shows the ripple effect of true crime podcasts on real people

Truth Be Told showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman joins q's Tom Power to talk about the series and why she wanted to examine our obsession with true crime. 

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019: Milky Chance, Judy Collins and more

Today on q: German folk-pop duo Milky Chance, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman.

q's Thursday Headliner: German folk-pop duo Milky Chance

Milky Chance drops by the q studio to perform some songs from their new album Mind the Moon.

Folk icon Judy Collins on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her new album Winter Stories

At age 80, folk icon Judy Collins is still actively releasing new music, touring and shining a light on unsung talent. She joined q's Tom Power to reflect on her nearly six-decade career and her latest record, Winter Stories.

'I would never hide the proof of my survival': Measha Brueggergosman on recovering from heart surgery

A few months ago, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman wasn't sure she'd be around to celebrate Christmas. She joined q's Tom Power to talk about her recovery from an emergency double-bypass surgery.

Neil Young is releasing a new archival album — and he wants you to decide what's on it

The legendary rocker is allowing fans to choose his next record from a treasure trove of archival material.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019: Nicholas Braun, Johnny Reid and more

Today on q: Succession star Nicholas Braun, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, country music artist Johnny Reid, Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold.

'I put a lot of my own awkwardness into this guy': Nicholas Braun on playing Cousin Greg on HBO's Succession

Nicholas Braun plays Cousin Greg on HBO's hit show Succession. He joined q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV.

For a generation that doesn't watch TV, is Twitch the future of talk shows?

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about a new era of reality TV found on the video game streaming platform Twitch.