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Monday, Aug. 19, 2019: Gurinder Chadha, Aminder Dhaliwal and more

Today on q: filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, rapper Denzel Curry, Canadian comic artist Aminder Dhaliwal.

Gurinder Chadha on the story behind Blinded by the Light and getting Bruce Springsteen's blessing

Chadha's latest film, Blinded by the Light, is the true story of how a British-Pakistani teenager found solace, inspiration and a kindred spirit in Bruce Springsteen.

TV roundup: What to watch — and what to skip — in August

The q screen panel tells us what television shows are worth watching in August.

Denzel Curry looks back on the Florida artists and music that inspired his sound

Rapper Denzel Curry takes us on a guided tour of his neighbourhood in Miami, using music as his co-guide.

Woman World: How Aminder Dhaliwal's hit web comic helped her find her voice

When Canadian cartoonist Aminder Dhaliwal created an online comic, just for the fun of it, she never expected it to turn into a professional venture. Now, she has a huge following and a graphic novel deal.

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019: Andy Zax, Narada Michael Walden and more

Today on q: producer and Woodstock archivist Andy Zax, q This with Lisa Christiansen and Stuart Berman, Sesame Street music director Bill Sherman, Grammy award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden.

Producer Andy Zax gives us a way to relive the original Woodstock with a 38-disc box set

For the last 14 years, producer Andy Zax has been working on the definitive, most complete document of what Woodstock was really like.

Christina Aguilera's 20-year career: How the former pop princess has continued to stand out from her peers

The q This music panel takes a look at the 20th anniversary of Christina Aguilera's pop debut and the recent surge of popularity for metal band Tool.

What makes a great Sesame Street song? Bill Sherman gives us a lesson

Bill Sherman is the man behind the music on Sesame Street. He tells us what goes into making a great Sesame Street song and why composers should never dumb it down for kids.

Narada Michael Walden on his hitmaking career with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

The Grammy award-winning producer reveals the one thing these divas all had in common that made them masters of their craft.

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019: Elaine Welteroth, Tanika Charles and more

Today on q: makeup artist Hung Vanngo, soul and R&B singer Tanika Charles, Vince Wilburn Jr. and Erin Davis on Miles Davis, editor, journalist and author Elaine Welteroth.

Adorable photo of dogs attending a Stratford performance takes off online

A group of service dogs in training took in a performance of Billy Elliot, and charmed the audience and staff

Elaine Welteroth on changing Teen Vogue, breaking glass ceilings and how to claim space for yourself

When Elaine Welteroth was 29 years old, she became the editor of Teen Vogue. That made her the youngest person ever — and only the second black person ever — to hold the title in the history of Condé Nast.

q's Thursday Headliner: Tanika Charles

Soul and R&B singer Tanika Charles drops by the q studio with her band to perform a few new songs from her latest album, The Gumption.

A different side of Miles Davis: Vince Wilburn Jr. and Erin Davis share their memories of the jazz legend

Two people who knew Davis well — his nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis — share some memories of their time with the late great jazz legend, at home and on tour.

Stanley Nelson on his new Miles Davis doc and the jazz musician's complicated legacy

Miles Davis was an incredible musician, but he also had his demons. A new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson takes a close look at all of this.

One makeup artist's journey from refugee camp to Oscars red carpet

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo will spend this month flying back and forth to Los Angeles — but that trip is nothing compared to the one that brought him to Canada.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019: Shepard Fairey, Sugar Sammy and more

Today on q: American street artist Shepard Fairey, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, author Gabrielle Moss, comedian Sugar Sammy.

Shepard Fairey, artist behind Obama 'Hope' poster, unveils largest mural yet in Vancouver

Shepard Fairey has unveiled one of his largest murals yet this month in Vancouver. It's called Earth Justice.

Woodstock at 50: fascinating facts about the weekend that defined a generation

Where was it held? (Hint: not in Woodstock) Who almost got electrocuted? And why did so few people see Hendrix? On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, we gather the facts.

Do teen paperbacks of the '80s and '90s deserve a second look? Gabrielle Moss makes the case

Gabrielle Moss is the author of the book, Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction.

Are memes going corporate? Instagram is hiring its first 'meme manager'

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks the rift between Instagram and meme accounts — and how the social media platform is now trying to smooth things over.

Fluent in four languages, outrageous in all of them — Sugar Sammy brings an outsider's perspective to Paris

Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about how he generates laughs — and outrage — across cultural boundaries.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019: Ben Folds, William Shatner and more

Today on q: pianist, singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds, actor Thandie Newton, actor William Shatner.

Ben Folds on his new memoir, becoming a rock musician and what he's learned from his younger self

Pianist, singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds talks about his new memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs, and reflects on his life as a musician.