Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina and Natalia Kaliada, Stephin Merritt and more

Today on q: Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Belarus Free Theatre's Natalia Kaliada, Canadian poet and novelist Lynn Crosbie, musician Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.

Burning Doors: What happens when an anti-Putin Pussy Rioter teams up with a theatre company in exile?

A new stage show based on the experiences of artists who say they've been censored, imprisoned and tortured in Russia makes its Canadian debut at Luminato tonight.

'Truth makes things less entertaining': Stephin Merritt on why tell-all songs are overrated

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks to Laurie Brown about writing and staging his sprawling 50 Song Memoir — one piece of music for each year he's been alive.

Lynn Crosbie reimagines A Clockwork Orange's Malcolm McDowell in new novel Chicken

For her latest novel, Crosbie reimagines English actor Malcolm McDowell as a washed-up actor in his 50s who falls in love with a mysterious 21-year-old woman.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Lucinda Williams, James Marsden and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, designers Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk, Westworld actor James Marsden.

Watch Robert Plant's reaction to 8-year-old girl playing Led Zeppelin on drums

The jaw-dropping video of the young girl went viral — then we showed it to the legendary Zep frontman.

Every major piece of art featured in Beyoncé and Jay Z's Apesh*t video

From the Mona Lisa to Raft of the Medusa, what every piece is — and why it's there

Car Wheels on a Gravel Road at 20: Lucinda Williams reflects on her breakthrough record

Lucinda Williams looks back at the breakthrough album that transformed her into an icon of Americana music, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month.

Why Westworld's James Marsden says the future of AI scares him

The Westworld star talks about the success of the series and the questions it raises around technology, artificial intelligence and sexual violence on television.

How Canadian design helped build national unity

Logos are embedded into the fabric of our daily lives and have been for decades. A new documentary makes the case that there's more to these designs than just company branding.

Monday, June 18, 2018: Sarah McLachlan, Sloan and more

Today on q: Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Charles Officer, HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky, Toronto-based rock band Sloan.

'I have to make fun of it': Sarah McLachlan on the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life ahead of the 2018 SOCAN Awards.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album: Everything Is Love

Our q screen panel discuss Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new joint album, which has sent the internet into a frenzy.

How the overnight popularity of HQ Trivia changed Scott Rogowsky's life

Stand-up comedian Scott Rogowsky joins Tom Power to talk about his big break as the host of the hugely popular trivia quiz app, HQ Trivia.

Sloan bring some of their most memorable songs to q

Each member of the legendary Canadian rock band choose their favourite songs from band's entire discography.

Friday, June 15, 2018: Brad Bird, Michael Chabon and more

Today on q: Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird, q This with CBC's Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen, Polygon senior internet culture reporter Julia Alexander, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara.

Degrassi's Spinner on being Drake's right-hand man in the I'm Upset video

'There was so much love in the air,' Shane Kippel says of the on-set atmosphere.

Director Brad Bird on how 'a gumbo of spy movies, superhero things and action movies' inspired Incredibles 2

The Oscar-winning director and writer behind Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 talks about how his own childhood and parenting experiences inspired the film.

Is a Céline Dion and Kanye West collaboration in the near future?

Leave it to Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool to bring the two musicians together.

Michael Chabon on fatherhood and the 'bitter surprise' of watching your kids leave the nest

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon reflects on being a father and a son in a new book of essays called Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces.

Alessia Cara reflects on her new song Growing Pains

The Canadian Grammy-winning pop star is out with new music today. She talks to Tom Power about feeling nervous about how the song would be received.

Drake hosts a Degrassi High reunion in his new video

Our q This panel talk about how Drizzy has once again left the internet in a tizzy with a new music video, full of surprise guests and meme-generating moments.

2018 E3 Expo: Biggest highlights and trends from the video game world

We break down the highlights from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, where companies like Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo unveiled new games and future plans.

Thursday, June 14, 2018: Johnny Marr, Tommy Orange and more

Today on q: The Smiths' Johnny Marr, Canadian director Stephen Dunn, actor Lesley Manville, Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens unpack the dad joke, writer Tommy Orange.

Canada gets its first LGBTQ Heritage Minute — watch

The short features pioneering gay activist Jim Egan, and celebrates Canada’s landmark adoption of LGBTQ rights

Canada gets its first LGBTQ Heritage Minute — watch

The short features pioneering gay activist Jim Egan, and celebrates Canada’s landmark adoption of LGBTQ rights