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Tickets: Announcing q live from Iqaluit, featuring the Jerry Cans, James Ungalak, Aasiva and more

This spring, q is traveling north to Iqaluit. We'll be there as part of the second annual Nunavut Music Week, taping a special evening of q live on April 25.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019: Dionne Brand, Tim Baker and more

Today on q: poet Dionne Brand, singer-songwriter Tim Baker, photographer David McMillan, poet José Olivarez, author Margaret Atwood.

Dionne Brand meditates on the process of writing poetry in The Blue Clerk

Dionne Brand's latest book of poetry, The Blue Clerk, is shortlisted for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. She talks about the act of writing poetry and shares a reading from the book.

Tim Baker steps out on his own with his debut solo album, Forever Overhead

Once the lead singer of Hey Rosetta!, singer-songwriter Tim Baker is now stepping out of his comfort zone and making more personal music than ever solo.

Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Photographer David McMillan captures a city frozen in time

The Canadian photographer has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which is now an uninhabited ghost town.

'I was taught to be deferential': José Olivarez on learning to give himself permission to tell his own stories

José Olivarez first encountered poetry as a high school student during a time when he had a lot of questions. What he discovered was that poetry isn't necessarily about getting answers, so much as it's about refining the questions we already have.

Monday, April 22, 2019: Rupi Kaur, Adam Cohen and more

Today on q: poet and author Rupi Kaur, rock icon Rod Stewart, actor Tatiana Maslany, musician Adam Cohen.

Friday, April 19, 2019: David Foster, Marie Kondo and more

Best of q: producer and musician David Foster, author and organization guru Marie Kondo, the long, complicated history of Baby Shark, director Peter Hedges.

Thursday, April 18, 2019: Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers and more

Today on q: actor and director Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers' Greenwich Village block party, cartoonist Box Brown, The Grizzlies director Miranda de Pencier and actor Anna Lambe.

Max Minghella on pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit

Minghella's new film stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager dreaming of making it big in a singing contest.

The Grizzlies: Miranda de Pencier and Anna Lambe on the importance of shining a light on traumas in Nunavut

The Grizzlies tells the story of a Nunavut high school teacher who started a lacrosse program to help students find hope during a time when teen suicide was on the rise in Inuit communities.

Cartoonist Box Brown on drawing the history of cannabis

The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.

Nile Rodgers of Chic pays tribute to New York's Greenwich Village in his q block party

In this edition of the q block party, Nile Rodgers takes us through a playlist of songs that inspired him when he was growing up in Greenwich Village.

The Grizzlies: 15 things about the groundbreaking new Canadian film

In a tiny Inuit community, teen suicide was widespread — until a teacher showed students how to play lacrosse.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Ma-Anne Dionisio, C.J. Farley and more

Today on q: actor Ma-Anne Dionisio, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's Iqaluit block party, author and journalist C.J. Farley.

Why Lil Nas X is putting the Old Town Road Billboard controversy behind him

"I didn't want it to get to that point where it was more popular because of controversy than the song itself," the 20-year-old rapper said in his first Canadian interview.

Ma-Anne Dionisio readies for a role that finds humour in mental health

Dionisio talks about her experience moving to Canada, landing her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and now, prepping for the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.

Author C.J. Farley on secret societies, elitism and the myth of meritocracy at Harvard

Farley's experience with inequality and competition at Harvard inspired his new book, Around Harvard Square. Amid the recent college admissions scandal, he talks about who really deserves a spot in elite academic institutions.

Scott Rogowsky leaves HQ Trivia: Will the live mobile game show survive?

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about what Rogowsky's departure from HQ Trivia means for the future of the game show app.

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's musical tribute to Iqaluit

Mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory picks songs that remind her of her home of Iqaluit.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019: The Cranberries, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman and more

Today on q: Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan of the Cranberries, poet Michael Redhill, architectural historian Peter Sealy, author Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman.

The Cranberries on their final album and life after Dolores O'Riordan

Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries open up about the band's final album, In the End, which was made using the late Dolores O'Riordan's unfinished demo tapes.

How Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discovered she was a 'fake violinist' and her dream orchestra was a sham

In her early 20s, Hindman fulfilled a lifelong dream to play violin in a prominent orchestra, but she soon realized that it was all a sham because the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audiences.

Before novels, Michael Redhill wrote poetry. Twitch Force is his first collection in 18 years

Poet and novelist Michael Redhill discusses his new poetry collection, Twitch Force, and shares a live reading in the q studio.

Monday, April 15, 2019: Lance Bass, Chris Butler and more

Today on q: former NSYNC member Lance Bass, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, YouTuber Elle Mills' Ottawa block party, Missing Link director Chris Butler.