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Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019: Mark Critch, Dave Hill and more

Today on q: This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Mark Critch, comedian Dave Hill, playwrights Yolanda Bonnell and Natasha Greenblatt.

Mark Critch recaps how election night went down in the 22 Minutes studio

Comedian Mark Critch joins us the morning after the election to talk about how the previous evening played out in the 22 Minutes studio.

Comedian Dave Hill on Parking The Moose, the 'definitive book on Canada by a non-Canadian'

American comedian Dave Hill puts his fascination with Canada to the test in his new book, Parking The Moose, all about his tales of travelling across the country.

Playwrights Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell on their Canadian election play, The Election

The creators of The Election tell us more about the play, which is based on their experiences as campaign volunteers during the 2015 Canadian federal election.

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019: Antonio Banderas, Haviah Mighty and more

Today on q: actor Antonio Banderas, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Jason Gorber, Shad and the team behind Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution, Polaris Prize-winning rapper Haviah Mighty.

'We need art to live': Antonio Banderas on relating to his character in Pain and Glory

Before he was Zorro or Puss in Boots, Antonio Banderas was the go-to male lead for Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar. The new film Pain and Glory is their eighth film together and one that made unique demands on Banderas.

Dolemite Is My Name: Is this the start of an Eddie Murphy renaissance?

It's been years since Eddie Murphy has made a big movie, but with his new film, Dolemite Is My Name, he's receiving some of the best reviews of his career.

Shad's most memorable interviews from Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution

The team behind Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution — host Shad, head writer Rodrigo Bascuñán and director Darby Wheeler — share their most memorable interviews with some of hip-hop's greatest legends.

Haviah Mighty is candidly speaking her truth as a young, black female rapper in Canada

The Polaris-nominated artist is one of Canada's most exciting new hip hop talents. She dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from her new album, 13th Floor.

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).