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Friday, Oct. 18, 2019: Robert De Niro, Jeff Thomas and more

Today on q: actor Robert De Niro, q This with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin, photographer Jeff Thomas.

'It's substantial, it's good, it's real': Robert De Niro on his father's legacy as an artist

Actor Robert De Niro joined q's Tom Power to talk about his relationship with his father, the abstract expressionist painter, Robert De Niro Sr.

Pharrell says he's 'embarrassed' by Blurred Lines — do artists have a responsibility to own up to past work?

The q This music panel discusses Pharrell Williams' recent GQ interview, where the musician and producer admitted that he's "embarrassed" by his 2013 song Blurred Lines.

Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's musical tribute to Vancouver

In this edition of the q Block Party, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, shares the songs that remind her of Vancouver.

'Urban Iroquois' photographer Jeff Thomas feels he's finally kept the promise he made 40 years ago

'If I was able to walk out, I would dedicate myself to producing something relevant to the Indigenous community,' the photographer vowed 40 years ago from his hospital bed.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019: Bong Joon-ho, Lauren Crazybull and more

Today on q: filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, the cast of the musical Girl from the North Country, graphic designer Peter Saville on the origins of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures artwork, artist Lauren Crazybull.

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.

q's Thursday Headliner: Girl From The North Country

The cast of the musical Girl From The North Country, based on the music of Bob Dylan, drop by the q studio to perform some new arrangements of songs you might already know.

Unknown Pleasures: Peter Saville on the interstellar origins of Joy Division's debut album artwork

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures. With help from the artist who designed the original cover, Peter Saville, we explore the origins of the enigmatic image.

Artist Lauren Crazybull on how portraiture can give a 'presence and power' to the sitter

Painter Lauren Crazybull, who is up for the Kingston Prize, joins q's Tom Power to talk about her journey of personal rediscovery, which took her from a small town Alberta foster home to the province's first-ever artist in residence.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019: Julie Andrews, Thurston Moore and more

Today on q: actor, author and singer Julie Andrews, reporter Lisa Richwine on the relationship between Hollywood and China, cartoonist Eleanor Davis, Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore.

Julie Andrews shares a few of her favourite things from her Hollywood career

Screen legend Julie Andrews joins q's Tom Power to talk about her new memoir, which looks back on her Hollywood years.

How Hollywood changes movies to avoid Chinese censorship

Reuters reporter Lisa Richwine discusses the growing tension between Chinese censors and the way that North American entertainment is created for Chinese audiences.

Cartoonist Eleanor Davis on finding beauty in 'The Hard Tomorrow'

Eleanor Davis discusses how creating her new graphic novel, The Hard Tomorrow, helped her work through her anxiety about bringing new life into a chaotic world.

Thurston Moore on the influences behind his latest release, Spirit Counsel

Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore tells us about the musical influences behind his new box set, Spirit Counsel — a collection of long instrumental pieces.

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.