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.
Country pop group The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) discuss their new album Gaslighter, their controversial past and how it's helped build their legacy. Illustrator Adrian Tomine describes how a brush with death inspired his new graphic memoir, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Actor Hamza Haq discusses his starring role on the CTV medical drama Transplant, and shares how it feels to finally play a fully-formed character after years of getting one-note bit parts.
Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding talks about her new album, overcoming impostor syndrome, and why she took a five-year break from music. Author and screenwriter David Mitchell takes us into the psychedelic music scene of 1960s London in his latest novel Utopia Avenue. Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara walks us through her new EP This Summer: Live Off The Floor and why she wants to donate all of the proceeds to Save The Children. Luce director Julius Onah explains why he wanted to explore race and class issues through the lens of a dark psychological thriller.
Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc performs his new single from his forthcoming album All Love Everything, and talks about his work as both an artist and activist. Artist Nicholas Galanin discusses how monuments of controversial historical figures tell one-sided stories of our collective past, and what we can learn through the process of taking them down. The founder of Northside Hip-Hop Archive, Mark Campbell, shares a playlist of early influential Canadian hip-hop tracks. Choreographer Crystal Pite explains how reflected light inspired her powerful collaboration with the National Ballet of Canada, Angels' Atlas.