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Friday, June 5, 2020: Darryl Westly, Brandy and more

Today on q: artist Darryl Westly, pianist Michael Shand, singer-songwriter Brandy, poet and author Joshua Bennett, poet and essayist Jenny Zhang.

Northern Touch at 20: An oral history of the most important rap collaboration in Canadian history

For the 20-year anniversary of its release, the artists and key contributors to the song reflect on its impact, then and now.

Thursday, June 4, 2020: Tituss Burgess, Kathleen Edwards and more

Today on q: actor and singer Tituss Burgess, comedian Tom Henry, comedian Maysoon Zayid, singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards.

Black Lives Matter soundtrack: 30 powerful songs about police brutality, anti-Black racism and revolution

Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Shad's music speaks to a fight that has been going on for far too long.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Cadex Herrera, Ken Burns and more

Today on q: artist Cadex Herrera, dancer and choreographer Ryan Heffington, q's books columnist Jael Richardson, Normal People co-stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, filmmaker Ken Burns.

Famed choreographer offers free online dance classes that Vogue calls 'a revolution from his living room'

Ryan Heffington is the dance maker behind videos for Sia's Chandelier and Arcade Fire's We Exist

What does it mean to be black in Canada? Jael Richardson shares books that have shaped her journey

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, discusses some books that have been important in her own personal journey to understand what it means to be black in Canada.

Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Ryan Reynolds, more demand justice for George Floyd

Artists across North America and around the world have taken to social media — and to the streets — in protest

Tuesday, June 2, 2020: q This music panel, Kerry Washington and more

Today on q: freelance music journalist A. Harmony and CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen, musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle on Strange Fruit, Band Ladies co-creator Kate Fenton, visual artist Adrian Stimson, actress Kerry Washington.

Strange Fruit: A brief history of Billie Holiday's tragic and haunting song

One of the most powerful protest songs of all time turns 80 years old this month. We explore the importance of Strange Fruit with the help of Miami University musicologist Dr. Tammy Kernodle.

'This is all of our problem': Kerry Washington on facing unconscious bias head-on in American Son

Kerry Washington joined q's Tom Power during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her new film, American Son.

Monday, June 1, 2020: TOBi, Shad and more

Today on q: rapper and singer TOBi, rapper and Hip-Hop Evolution host Shad, q screen panel with Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart, actor Stephen McHattie, singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

'Until the end of my life, I will do what I like to do': Christo on art and life

Christo passed away on Sunday at his home in New York. We caught up with the famous installation artist at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.

Friday, May 29, 2020: Linda Cardellini, Ondara and more

Today on q: Antigone director Sophie Deraspe, actress Linda Cardellini, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, CBC Arts host and q's visual arts columnist Sean O'Neill, Tim Callahan-Cross of the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus, singer-songwriter Ondara.

Thursday, May 28, 2020: Indigo Girls, Curtis Sittenfeld and more

Today on q: folk rock duo Indigo Girls, CBC’s Peter Knegt on the late playwright Larry Kramer, author Curtis Sittenfeld, director TT the Artist, country music artist Paul Brandt.

Favourite Spaces: see where Joel Plaskett starts his day in Dartmouth

Featuring coffee, music, books and cheeky family cats.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Benjamin Ree and more

Today on q: actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, jazz singer and composer Tish Oney on the late singer Peggy Lee, The Ringer writer and q's online columnist Alyssa Bereznak, director Benjamin Ree, directors Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt shares the key to getting creative during COVID-19

The writer, actor and director launched an online creative community — and a new TV show features the things they’re making.

Directors of The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open on winning $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers discuss their acclaimed drama, which just won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Thundercat, Jeanne Randolph and more

Today on q: musician Thundercat, artist Jeanne Randolph, actress Supinder Wraich, author Salman Rushdie.

Jeanne Randolph photographed every phone booth in Manitoba, from Flin Flon to Emerson

Artist Jeanne Randolph managed to photograph every single phone booth in Manitoba with the help of a 'secret admirer' at the province's telecom service.

'That's the thing a novel can do, it can remind us of the good': Salman Rushdie on his new book Quichotte

Salman Rushdie explains how his latest novel, Quichotte, reframes the classic story of Don Quixote to examine the power of mass media and addiction in the present day world. 

Supinder Wraich on The 410 — a crime drama about what it means to be Indo-Canadian

Supinder Wraich is the writer, co-producer and star of the new CBC Gem series, The 410, named after the highway that connects the city of Brampton, Ont. to the city of Toronto.

Monday, May 25, 2020: Simu Liu, Noah Reid and more

Today on q: actor Simu Liu, q screen panel with Richard Simms and Charlie Mason, actor and musician Noah Reid, author Celeste Ng.

Simu Liu on becoming Marvel's first Asian superhero, and honouring his promise to a little boy

The Kim's Convenience star is also decrying the recent wave of anti-Asian racism