Actor Josh Hartnett talks about playing Canadian investigative journalist Victor Malarek in the film Target Number One, and explains why he eschewed his heartthrob status to take on more indie roles. Singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews joins us for a performance and chat about her new album Old Flowers, which chronicles her split from her partner after a nine-year relationship. Pop icon Harry Styles tell us why he decided to come back on his own terms, stop playing it safe and make the album he wanted.
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross opens up about the real-life experiences that informed her portrayal of an international pop star in her latest film, The High Note. Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy explains how busking in Dublin prepared him for stardom, and how his songwriting has changed now that he has a massive audience. Actor Simu Liu talks about becoming Marvel's first Asian superhero, honouring his promise to a little boy, and how he's encouraging connection and compassion while isolating in Australia.
Canada Reads winner Samra Habib and defender Amanda Brugel tell us what they hope Canadians will take away from Habib's moving memoir, We Have Always Been Here. Coronation Street series producer Iain MacLeod explains how the pandemic will be incorporated into the long-running British soap opera's storyline, what it will look like, and what the actors and writers had to do to create new episodes during these uncertain times. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen unpack Kanye West's first presidential rally and the outrage it's caused from fans and spectators. Actor Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, talks about reprising his role as Danny LaRusso in the web series Cobra Kai. Poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo discusses her new novel Clap When You Land, and what it's like to be caught between two cultures.
Rapper Killer Mike of the hip-hop duo Run The Jewels discusses police brutality, protest music and the timeliness of their new album RTJ4. Choreographer and artistic director Laurieann Gibson reflects on winning the Prism Prize’s inaugural Willie Dunn Award, which recognizes her trailblazing career in music video production.
Los Angeles-based band Haim discuss how California has influenced their sound and why they chose to open up about their sisterhood on their latest album, Women in Music Pt. III. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about Milan's first Digital Fashion Week and what the future holds for fashion influencers. University of British Columbia medical students Braedon Paul and Andrew McDonald talk about releasing a pandemic-inspired album called Songs for Apollo.
Author Emma Donoghue talks about The Pull of the Stars, her prescient new novel about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and the ethical and political issues surrounding health. Poet, author and teacher Ishmael Reed discusses his play The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda — a satirical open letter to the man behind the blockbuster musical Hamilton — and why being an iconoclast has always driven his mission.