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Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks about how Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House explores grief and family trauma. The q This music panel discusses the power of pop superfans in the social media era. Documentary maker Doug Knutson charts Trenton, Ont.'s rise and fall as "Hollywood North." Children's...
Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They drop by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their legacy and memories of founding member Lois Lilienstein.
Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House is the latest adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel. It's being praised for its scares and compelling exploration of a family torn apart by trauma. Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks to Tom Power about her leading role as Shirley Crain on the show and...
In this wide-ranging interview, famed Italian actor Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour.
In this rare interview and studio performance, 16-year-old Billie Eilish talks about having the kind of early fame and success that speaks to how stars are made in 2018: billions of streams and video views, and status as a burgeoning fashion icon.
Full story - December 10, 2015
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Dee Snider became friends with Trump, and let him use "We're Not Going To Take It" for the campaign. But now, the Twisted Sister frontman isn't so sure it was a good idea.
Full story - December 04, 2015
Gina Yashere on laughing in the face of bigotry
British-Nigerian standup comedian Gina Yashere makes a career of using subversive humor to expose the eccentricies of modern society toward race.
Full story - November 30, 2015
Adele
Adele dropped her first new album in seven years last week. Judging by the sales she racked up, her fans sure missed her. Adele explains what took so long.
Full story - November 18, 2015
Tracy Chapman
Twenty-seven years ago, Tracy Chapman’s debut album launched her career as a popular singer songwriter. She has since released eight top-selling albums and maintained a world-wide following. Now, she’s releasing an album of her greatest hits. It’s intended to be a crowd-pleaser, she says.
Full story - April 21, 2015
Comedian Marc Maron performs on stage at The New Yorker Comedy Playlist, 2014.
Onetime standup comic Marc Maron has his issues. Who knew his rocky, self-absorbed, empathetic-free past would prepare him so well to be a good listener, someone who shares and draws out new stories from Jenny Slate, Robin Williams, Mick Jagger or, now, President Barack Obama?
Full story - October 04, 2014
Lena Dunham (second from right) and the other principal actors of the hit HBO series, Girls.
Lena Dunham doesn't hold much back when it comes to mining her life — warts and all — for material. "From an early age, I found the concept of secrecy really destructive," she says. In her new book, that includes her struggles with OCD and criticism of her hit show, Girls.
Full story - July 28, 2014
Mick Ebeling says watching Daniel eat with his prosthetic arm was on par with witnessing the birth of his children.
Sudan has been ravaged by years of war, costing many Sudanese life and limb. But for those who have lost a limb, there's new hope. A California man has created a project to use 3-D printers to make new artificial limbs.
Full story - May 06, 2014
Boko Haram
The abduction of nearly 300 girls by an Islamist group called Boko Haram took place just as the South Korea ferry disaster happened — so the Western media ignored it. This is about to change.