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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
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Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere ponders the meaning of motherhood

Author Celeste Ng discusses the themes of her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere.

Friday, May 22, 2020: Kumail Nanjiani, Owen Pallett and more

Today on q: actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Amanda Parris, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, musician Owen Pallett.

How Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost builds the perfect mystery

The man who helped co-create cult favourite TV show Twin Peaks breaks down the most important components of telling a compelling mystery.

Thursday, May 21, 2020: Louis Gossett Jr., Rob Brydon and more

Today on q: actor Louis Gossett Jr., Vancouver Art Gallery's head of conservation Tara Fraser, actor and comedian Rob Brydon.

Steven Page's promising new Stratford show got shut down. So what did he do?

The solo artist and former Barenaked Ladies frontman also performs a song with several cast members.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Steven Page, Kaie Kellough and more

Today on q: musician Steven Page, q's books columnist Jael Richardson, Griffin Poetry Prize winner Kaie Kellough, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.

Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer

Carole Bayer Sager has had the career many songwriters can only dream of. On June 13, she'll receive one of the highest honours any songwriter can get — the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Tori Amos, Terry Crews and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Tori Amos, celebrity photographer George Pimentel, actor Terry Crews, Ringo Starr of the Beatles.

How playing Washington piano bars changed the musical life of Tori Amos

In her new book Resistance, the revered songwriter retraces her steps in music, politics, feminism and life

From knighthood to beetroot juice, 10 things we learned about Beatles drummer Ringo Starr

In a new q interview, Starr also talks about his photography, his All-Starr band, and how an illness inspired him to drum.

Monday, May 18, 2020: Ricky Gervais, Margaret Atwood and more

Today on q: actor and comedian Ricky Gervais, author Margaret Atwood, q screen panel with Kathleen Newman-Bremang and John Semley, singer-songwriter William Prince.

'It's almost an inoculation to real life': Ricky Gervais on After Life, grief and comedy

The actor and comedian joined q's Tom Power to discuss his hit Netflix comedy-drama After Life, the show’s complex portrayal of grief, and why he tends to dive "head first into taboo subjects."

From backwoods bacon to Half-Hanged Mary, 13 things we learned about Margaret Atwood

On her 80th birthday, the revered author remembers backwoods adventures, royal encounters and the very moment she decided to be a writer.

Friday, May 15, 2020: Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, Charlie Petch and more

Today on q: comedy duo Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, DJ Spinna's gateway to Stevie Wonder, spoken word artist Charlie Petch, Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels.