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Monday, December 10, 2018: Natalie Portman, Phospohorescent and more

Today on q: actor Natalie Portman, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, Clifton Reddick gives us a gateway to the Toronto sound, singer-songwriter Phosphorescent.

Natalie Portman on Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being 'pop star famous'

Natalie Portman sits down with Tom Power to talk about the inspiration behind her critically-acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, and how she got into the mindset of a pop star struggling with addiction and PTSD.

Why has it become so hard to find a host for the Oscars?

Just two days after being named host of the 91st Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets. For now, the Oscars are without a host.

Tracing the origins of today's Toronto sound

Clifton Reddick, the co-founder of Battle of The Beatmakers talks about the musical roots of the sounds Toronto is currently presenting to the world.

Marriage, fatherhood and moving: Phosphorescent taps into life's big changes on new album C'est La Vie

Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, shares some music off his new album C'est la Vie and discusses how fatherhood has changed his art.

Friday, December 7, 2018: Steve Young, Dalmar Abuzeid and more

Today on q: TV comedy writer Steve Young, q This music panel with Stuart Berman and Lisa Christiansen, rap crew The Sorority, actor Dalmar Abuzeid.

Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see

Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private entertainment.

'We never saw them. We're seeing them now': Dalmar Abuzeid on being Avonlea's first black resident

"You want to be historically accurate? This is being historically accurate."

The 2019 Grammy nominations: the good, the bad and the snubbed

q This' Stuart Berman and Lisa Christiansen share their reactions to this year's Grammy Award nominations, which were just revealed this morning.

The Sorority is an all-female rap crew that just want room to be great

Get to know the Toronto-based rap group who just dropped their debut record, The Pledge.

Thursday, December 6, 2018: Jon M. Chu, Boogát and more

Today on q: Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, musician Boogát, singer-songwriter Jason Collett on poet Al Purdy.
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The Despacito effect: Latin music dominates 2018's most watched videos

Only two English language songs cracked YouTube's annual top 10 list.

Crazy Rich Asians: 10 things we learned about the buzzy new film

Director Jon M. Chu talks about life in between, great expectations, and 15-minute decisions

Boogát performs from San Cristóbal Baile Inn live in the q studio

Montreal-based, Latin-Canadian entertainer Boogát drops by q for a special live session, performing from his latest album San Cristóbal Baile Inn.

Jason Collett on making The Al Purdy Songbook

December 30 marks the late Al Purdy's centenary birthday and a group of Canadian artists have decided to celebrate with an album called The Al Purdy Songbook. Co-producer Jason Collett tells us more about it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Peter Hedges, Yrsa Daley-Ward and more

Today on q: director Peter Hedges, q books columnist Jael Richardson, journalist Tom Seymour on Chernobyl's first rave, poet Yrsa Daley-Ward.

Peter Hedges explores addiction and parental love in new film Ben Is Back

Oscar-nominated director Peter Hedges talks about the experience of coaching his 21-year-old son through his new film Ben Is Back. The film tells the story of a young man struggling with drug addiction and his mother's desperate fight to save him.

Jael Richardson's holiday book picks for 2018

As the gift-giving season is now upon us, our books columnist, Jael Richardson, stops by with a list of four of her favourite books from the past year.

Journalist Tom Seymour takes us inside Chernobyl's first rave

In Ukraine, the ghost city of Pripyat near Chernobyl has been brought back to life with an art installation called Artefact. Journalist Tom Seymour recently visited the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster as it was taken over by artists, dancers and tourists.

Instagram poet Yrsa Daley-Ward on her new memoir The Terrible

Yrsa Daley-Ward explains why Instagram is the perfect medium for poetry and discusses her new memoir, The Terrible.
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'This can't go on too long:' Artists demand compensation as Fortnite takes their dances

Fortnite is one of the most profitable free games in history, and it makes its money off of charging players for things like dance moves, often taken from popular online memes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018: David McMillan and Fred Morin, Echlo and more

Today on q: chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin, singer-songwriter Echlo (a.k.a. Chloe Charles), Late Late Show writer and stand-up comic Ian Karmel, actor and director Nandita Das.

Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin show us how to survive the apocalypse in culinary style

David McMillan and Fred Morin talk about their new cookbook, Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse, a collection of 150 recipes that will help get you through the long, nuclear winter.

Echlo gets candid about the struggles of being a musician in 2018

Chloe Charles tells us how changing her stage name to Echlo was inspired both by her disillusionment with the music industry and her renewed love for her craft. She caps off her visit with a live performance from her new album Echolocation.

Manto director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

A new film is shining a spotlight on one of South Asia's greatest writers, ​Saadat Hasan Manto. Acclaimed actor and director, Nandita Das, joins Tom Power live in the q studio to take us deeper into Manto's story.