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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019: Elton John, Humble the Poet and more

Today on q: music icon Elton John, figure skater Adam Rippon, Humble the Poet (a.k.a. Kanwer Singh).

'It's been a rollercoaster life': Elton John on music, his battle with addiction, fatherhood and more

The music icon joined q’s Tom Power for a conversation about his 50-year career, how having children changed everything for him and why he’s now saying goodbye to life on the road.

'Because I had nothing to lose, I was my most fearless': Olympic medallist Adam Rippon on his new memoir

Adam Rippon joins q's Tom Power live from New York to reflect on the process of putting his life story into print.

'We all have a responsibility to share our stories': Humble the Poet on empowering others to use their voice

Humble the Poet joined q's Tom Power to perform some poetry and recount some of the stories, both joyful and painful, that have shaped him as a person.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019: Kiefer Sutherland, Ruth Reichl and more

Today on q: actor and singer Kiefer Sutherland, folk musician Rhiannon Giddens, chef and food writer Ruth Reichl.

New film highlights the stunning artwork and activism of Indigenous trailblazer Robert Davidson

Haida Modern tells the remarkable story of how Davidson helped to popularize and legitimize Indigenous art.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019: Bill Nighy, Morris Day and more

Today on q: actor Bill Nighy, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Tabassum Siddiqui‏, musician Morris Day.

Bill Nighy on his complicated relationship with acting and his new film Sometimes Always Never

Actor Bill Nighy joins q's Tom Power live from London, England to talk about his long career in film and his latest project, Sometimes Always Never.

Pitchfork list their top 200 songs of the 2010s

The q This music panel dives into Pitchfork's list of the most defining tracks of the 2010s and share their own picks for best Canadian song of the decade.

Morris Day on his complicated and competitive friendship with Prince

In the 1984 film Purple Rain, Morris Day plays an over-the-top version of himself as Prince's arch-enemy. Off screen, the relationship between Day and Prince was way more complicated. 

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Nina Dobrev, Jeff Lemire and more

Today on q: actor Nina Dobrev, singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, cartoonist Jeff Lemire.

Nina Dobrev on the challenges of breaking away from teen stardom

Nina Dobrev is known for playing sweet characters in teen dramas, but now she's entering a new era of her career with the role of Chloe in a new film called Lucky Day.

q's Thursday Headliner: Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from his forthcoming album, Wave.

Jeff Lemire's new graphic novel Frogcatchers is a 'meditation on getting old, memory and childhood'

Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire talks about the inspiration for his new graphic novel and how he feels about his work being adapted for the screen.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019: Ang Lee, Stacey Tenenbaum and more

Today on q: director Ang Lee, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, director Stacey Tenenbaum.

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee on his groundbreaking new film Gemini Man

Ang Lee shares why he's using technology in his new film as a tool to tell deeply human, emotional stories.

Are we too addicted to our phones?

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud takes a look at how social media went from making us more social to more anti-social.

Alien at 40: The true story behind the film's iconic chestburster scene

To mark Alien's 40th anniversary this year, filmmaker Alexandre Philippe has made a documentary called Memory: The Origins of Alien. He joined us for a deep dive into one of the most terrifying movie deaths in history.

Pipe Dreams doc shows what it takes to become a world class pipe organist

A new documentary called Pipe Dreams follows five organists who are all competing in the Canadian International Organ Competition, which some call the Olympics of the organ world.

Outrage grows over Joker movie's use of song by convicted child molester Gary Glitter

The musician is in jail serving a 16-year sentence, but could make big bucks from the use of the hit Rock and Roll (Part 2).

South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship controversy

'Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,' wrote South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019: Brittany Howard, Greg Morton and more

Today on q: singer Brittany Howard, comedian Greg Morton, documentary filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky.

Brittany Howard on her deeply personal solo album, Jaime

Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard shares why she put her successful band on pause and embarked on radical musical exploration and introspection

The 'one-man variety show': How Greg Morton charmed celebrity judges on America's Got Talent

The comedian returns home to tour southern Ontario following a huge stint on the competition reality show while balancing two of his many talents: stand-up comedy and incredible vocal impressions

'The film is an ode to silence': Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata

Brodsky's latest documentary, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements, follows her deaf son as he learns to play Beethoven with the help of cochlear implants.