Tuesday, April 24, 2018: Hannah Simone, Lowell and more

Today on q: Canadian actor Hannah Simone, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, actor Cary Elwes' oral history of The Princess Bride, Toronto-based musician Lowell.

'There weren't South Asian actresses in main cast roles': Hannah Simone on Cece Parekh and life after New Girl

Actor Hannah Simone talks about playing Cece on New Girl, and discusses her new role in the upcoming reboot of The Greatest American Hero.

Lowell on her new LP Lone Wolf and what it takes to write a pop hit

Toronto-based musician Lowell joins guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio for a stripped down performance and to chat about her new album.

Crazy Rich Asians drops first trailer: Meet your new favourite summer rom-com

Our pop culture contributor discusses new trailers for Crazy Rich Asians and HBO's Sharp Objects, as well as royal baby madness.

Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride

Actor Cary Elwes presents an oral history of The Princess Bride to mark the beloved film's 30th anniversary earlier this year.

Monday, April 23, 2018: Dave Eggers, Anvil and more

Today on q: author Dave Eggers, q screen panel’s John Semley and Amanda Parris, Lena Waithe’s Chicago block party, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner of Anvil.

Take a peek inside Prince's storied secret vault

For the first time, fans can see the sheer magnitude of work stored in the late singer's basement vault

Rick Astley performs 'Never Gonna Give You Up' with 200 people in a Toronto basement and it's awesome

The '80s pop star sings his biggest hit with Toronto's Choir! Choir! Choir! — then challenges Dave Grohl.

Dave Eggers on his new middle-school novel The Lifters

The author of bestsellers like The Circle and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius talks to guest host Gill Deacon about his latest fantasy novel aimed at middle-school-aged readers.

Lena Waithe pays tribute to Chicago in her q block party playlist

When Lena Waithe came by the q studio to talk about her new series The Chi, she took time to reminisce about Chicago for our latest edition of the q block party.

What we hope to see from Westworld season 2

Our screen panel joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss what's hitting the big and small screens and controversy surrounding the Cannes film festival.

A decade on, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner reflect on Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Kudlow and Reiner of the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil join guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio to discuss the impact of the 2008 documentary 10 years later.

Friday, April 20, 2018: Sting and Shaggy, gateway to Pete Seeger and more

Today on q: musicians Sting and Shaggy, q This with Raina Douris and Odario Williams, gateway to Pete Seeger, The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree.

Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Charlie Puth and more react to death of Avicii

Musicians took to social media to pay respect to the EDM producer after reports emerged Friday that he had died at the age of 28.

Gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times with Susan Rogers

The audio engineer breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career.

'Chemistry is everything': Sting and Shaggy on their unlikely collaboration, 44/876

Sting and Shaggy have come together on a new island-inspired album, called 44/876. They talk about why their collaboration isn't as odd as it might seem.

80 years of Superman marked with tributes and a new spin on his origin story

"He paved the way for all of our favourite heroes," writes actor Henry Cavill.

A gateway to the music of Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, has released a picture book about the folk singer. He takes us through the essentials of Pete Seeger's music in this q gateway.

From Beychella to Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer: q This looks at two historic firsts in music

Our q This panel discusses Beyoncé's game-changing Coachella performance and Kendrick Lamar's monumental Pulitzer Prize win.

The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree on the feminist power of fashion

Award-winning costume designer Ane Crabtree discusses why the clothing she's created has been embraced by women's rights protesters around the world.

Thursday, April 19, 2018: Bernie Taupin, Brad Peyton and more

Today on q: songwriter Bernie Taupin, journalist Stephen Kalin, Canadian filmmaker Brad Peyton.

Elton John's co-writer Bernie Taupin on 50 years of hits and what their 'perfect song' is

Songwriter Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of working with Elton John, and talks about some of his favourite songs off their two new tribute albums.

'I don't know how to not care': Filmmaker Brad Peyton on Rampage, and why negative reviews still get to him

The Canadian director talks about his latest film Rampage, and shares his thoughts on critics and their negative reviews of Hollywood blockbusters.

What it was like to be at the historic Black Panther screening in Saudi Arabia

Black Panther became the first commercial film to be screened in the country in 35 years. Journalist Stephen Kalin was there.

Black Panther actress Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right'

Danai Gurira talks about the hype around Black Panther and why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.