With the release of Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology, producers Lawrence Dunn and Kevin Howes explain why folk singer Willie Dunn deserves a place among Canada's most legendary musicians. Writer Hiromi Goto talks about her new graphic novel, Shadow Life, which follows an independent senior who breaks free from her assisted living facility and rents a bachelor apartment in a cool part of the city — until Death's shadow shows up. Filmmaker Deepa Mehta discusses the praise and controversy surrounding her latest film, Funny Boy, diving into representation, death threats and what she may have gotten wrong.
Actress Melanie Scrofano tells us how fans rescued Season 4 of Wynonna Earp after a long hiatus and financial troubles put the cult-hit Canadian show in jeopardy. Musician Tim Burgess of The Charlatans talks about bringing joy to audiences around the world with Tim's Twitter Listening Parties. Publicist and music journalist Dalton Higgins discusses the legacy of the late Toronto singer Jay McGee (also known as Mr. Q), who recorded some of the earliest rap songs to be released in Canada. Canadian poet Canisia Lubrin reads an excerpt from her award-winning collection, The Dyzgraphxst.
Actor, comedian and trans activist Eddie Izzard tells us about his new film Six Minutes to Midnight — a spy thriller based on the real story of a 1930s British finishing school for the daughters of high-ranking Nazis. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the popular Netflix documentary The Last Blockbuster, and share their thoughts on the future of home entertainment. Photographers Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock look back on the day they shot the cover art for Janet Jackson's iconic record Rhythm Nation 1814. Actor Dylan Playfair talks about the path that led him from watching The Mighty Ducks as a kid to playing Coach T in the new TV reboot, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
Grammy-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood talks about her new gospel album, My Savior, and shares how faith has kept her grounded during the pandemic. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss the rising popularity of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and what it could mean for musicians. Singer-songwriter Rebecca Black talks about reclaiming the narrative around her infamous 2011 song, Friday, and reflects on how the viral hit changed her life. Record producer and composer Adrian Younge discusses his ambitious new multimedia project — composed of an album, a short film and a podcast — and tells us how each part explores the evolution of racism in America.
System of a Down's Serj Tankian talks about using his voice for activism with a new documentary, Truth To Power, about his decades-long fight for the international recognition of the 1915 Armenian genocide. Bestselling author Imbolo Mbue reads from her latest novel, How Beautiful We Were, and reflects on why the story took her almost two decades to write and release. Edmonton's new Indigenous Artist in Residence, Matthew Wood (also known as Creeasian), tells us how dancing at powwows and round dances as a kid inspired him to explore his Cree roots.
Musician, composer and activist Jon Batiste — who's also known as the bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and for scoring the award-winning soundtrack for Disney Pixar's Soul — discusses his powerful new album, We Are. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak of The Ringer demystifies the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), explaining how they're changing the art world. The Sweet Hereafter author Russell Banks talks about his first new novel in 10 years, Foregone, in which he tackles uncomfortable questions about aging, memory and mortality.