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Stephen King convinces Maine newspaper not to cut local book reviews

"There are countries where the arts are considered vital," writes King. "Too bad this isn't one of them."
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The Office's Mike Schur debunks three top Dunder Mifflin conspiracy theories

Was Kevin secretly embezzling money? Was the documentary crew buying paper to keep the company afloat?
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YouTube bans videos that involve dangerous pranks after risky 'Bird Box Challenge' sweeps internet

People fell down stairs and even crashed cars as part of the challenge, based on the Sandra Bullock film

Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Corey Hart, Jael Richardson and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Corey Hart, q books columnist Jael Richardson, The New York Times' Charo Henríquez on Hamilton in Puerto Rico.
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The Office's Mike Schur debunks three top Dunder Mifflin conspiracy theories

Was Kevin secretly embezzling money? Was the documentary crew buying paper to keep the company afloat?

Corey Hart on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return

In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Jael Richardson's book pick: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, discusses her recommendation: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker.

Lin-Manuel Miranda brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico

The premiere of Hamilton in Puerto Rico started with a standing ovation and ended with a teary-eyed Lin-Manuel Miranda. New York Times senior editor Charo Henríquez explains how the power of art has been a lifeline to many Puerto Ricans affected by the devastation of Hurricane María.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Mike White, Karyn Kusama and more

Hollywood screenwriter and Survivor contestant Mike White, Fyre director Chris Smith, Destroyer director Karyn Kusama.

Why Hollywood screenwriter Mike White wanted to test his limits by competing on Survivor

Mike White might be best-known as a writer, actor or the man behind the critically-acclaimed HBO series Enlightened, but this year he added an unusual credit to his resume — playing himself on Survivor.

Fyre Fest filmmaker Chris Smith on why the infamous music festival failed

Director Chris Smith talks about the disastrous 2017 music festival, Fyre Festival, and looks back on the greatest party that never happened.

Why Destroyer director Karyn Kusama embraces stories about angry, female antiheroes

Two years ago, Nicole Kidman vowed to work with more female directors. Karyn Kusama was one of her first calls.

Monday, January 14, 2019: Kristen Roupenian, Nassim Soleimanpour and more

Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind the short story "Cat Person," and Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian playwright, are on the show today.

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour on how language has the power to unite and divide us

Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright who has put together an immersive work that looks at his life and how language has the power to unite and divide us

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian wants to make you feel uncomfortable

Kristen Roupenian is the writer behind 'Cat Person', the short story that went viral on The New Yorker website back in 2017. She's releasing her first collection of short stories called You Know You Want This.

What will a hostless Oscars look like?

Every Monday the q Screen Panel takes a look at the biggest stories in the worlds of film, TV and streaming entertainment.

'We have to have a reckoning': Executive producer dream hampton on Surviving R. Kelly

dream hampton executive produced Surviving R. Kelly because she believes the best way to shed light on his predatory history is through visually documenting and explaining that history.

20 years later, what's the legacy of Britney Spears' hit debut album?

As Britney Spears’ debut album turns 20, our music panel reflects on the legacy of the song that changed pop forever, ...Baby One More Time.

Meet Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the artist turning your heart into thoughtful art

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian artist whose art is always changing -- because it depends on you. He makes these big, interactive installations that require you to physically do something.

Malcolm Gladwell ventures into music on his new podcast

Malcolm Gladwell has turned his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record, about songs you know and the people behind them.
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The last time the Oscars were hostless, things did not go well

30 years ago, a singing Rob Lowe and Snow White, along with dancing coconuts, marked a low point for the show.

Thursday, January 10, 2019: Malcolm Gladwell, Vinnie Karetak and more

Today on q: journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell, actor Vinnie Karetak, gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas, Canada Reads host Ali Hassan.

Vinnie Karetak on Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends

Actor Vinnie Karetak joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the importance of performing traditional Inuit stories in Inuktitut to southern audiences.

A gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas

Catherine Gund, co-director of the documentary, Chavela, gives you an introduction to Chavela Vargas and explains why the singer was such a trailblazing figure in Latin music.

A first glimpse at Canada Reads 2019

Ali Hassan returns for a third year as the host of Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books. Today, he reveals the books that made the longlist for 2019.
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Corey Hart: The singer on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return

In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, where he will join the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.