Legendary Motown producer and songwriter Lamont Dozier shares the true stories behind some of Motown's biggest hits. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Stuart Berman unpack Kanye West's presidential run announcement, as well as Lady Antebellum's lawsuit to use the name Lady A, which Seattle blues singer Anita White has used for more than 20 years. Filmmaker Fernando Frias de la Parra discusses his new film Ya No Estoy Aquí (I'm No Longer Here), about a young gang leader in Monterrey, Mexico who finds himself in trouble after a misunderstanding with the local cartel. Comedian Mae Martin talks about starring in her own semi-autobiographical Netflix series, Feel Good, and shares how being a "weird kid" helped her get into comedy.
Golden Globe-winning comedian Ramy Youssef talks about his eponymous series Ramy, how he finds humour in religion, and the role of comedy in 2020. Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman discusses his debut novel Antkind, a surreal and satirical story about a film critic who's trying to rescue a classic movie from obscurity. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the 18-year-old Canadian star of Mindy Kaling's new Netflix show, Never Have I Ever, talks about beating out more than 15,000 others for the part of Devi. Former ballet dancer Theresa Ruth Howard discusses the history of Black people in ballet, why ballet institutions need to start diversifying, and what they can do now to make meaningful, genuine change.
Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon talk about co-authoring the actor's new semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, which melds fact with fiction — and turns Rodney Dangerfield into a rhinoceros. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks the controversy around the recent wave of prominent YouTubers who are issuing apologies for their past racist content. Toronto reggae legend Jay Douglas reflects on his incredible life and career, and talks about his new single, Jah Children.
Grammy Award-winning producer and sound engineer David Strickland tells us how his Indigenous heritage shaped the making of his new album, Spirit of Hip Hop. Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck discusses the re-release of his film, Throw Down Your Heart, which explores the racialized history of the banjo. On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury reflects on the long-running series as well as her career on screen and on stage.
The author of Crazy Rich Asians and Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan, talks about his latest novel of love among the jet-setting mega-rich, Sex and Vanity. On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the impact of white voice actors stepping down from their roles as non-white animated characters. Polaris Prize-nominated band Pantayo share how starting the all-women group helped them learn about themselves as queer diasporic Filipinas. Canada's Queen of R&B, Jully Black, talks about her musical theatre debut in Caroline, or Change and opens up about her personal connection to the story.
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