Friday, October 19, 2018: Arkells, DJ Black Cat, Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut, and more

Today on q: Performance and interview with Arkells, DJ Black Cat on the Toronto ballroom community, actors Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut, and more.

'It's a matter of survival': Arkells on why even in the face of cynicism, they remain optimistic

Canadian band Arkells perform and talk about their new album Rally Cry.

Female artists continue to earn considerably less than male colleagues: report

In all sectors but dance, a "pervasive gender-based income gap" exists, according to the Ontario Arts Council.

How will cannabis legalization in Canada affect touring musicians?

Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Lisa Christiansen of the q This music panel convene to talk about turning music into experiences and what cannabis legalization means for touring musicians.

DJ Blackcat drops a musical gateway to Toronto's ballroom scene

In the q gateway, DJ Blackcat gives us his guide to the music of Toronto's ballroom scene.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Meet the actors in the video game

Assassin's Creed actors Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut talk about what it's like to perform as a character in a video game.

Thursday, October 18, 2018: Chilly Gonzales, Lisa Gabriele and more

Today on q: Chilly Gonzales performs and talks new record, Wu-Tang origin story, novelist Lisa Gabriele and more.

'I'm interested in what gives me goosebumps': Chilly Gonzales breaks down why the piano affects listeners

Chilly Gonzales dropped by the q studio to perform and talk about his new record Solo Piano III.

Rapper U-God presents a q origin story of Wu-Tang Clan

Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins takes us through the history of the legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan in this edition of the q origin story.

Lisa Gabriele on why she added a modern twist to a classic gothic novel with The Winters

Lisa Gabriele dropped by the q studio to talk about her new novel The Winters.

50 percent of new guitarists are women: new Fender study

Guitar has long been associated mostly with male rockers, but a new study shows that times have changed.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Troye Sivan, Margo Price and more

Today on q: Troye Sivan on his new record, a panel on cannabis legalization, Mike Grant of Musical Youth on Pass the Dutchie, Margo Price and more

'Everything and nothing at the same time': Troye Sivan on fame, sexuality and pushing pop forward

Troye Sivan dropped by the q studio to talk about his new album Bloom.

Watch the Tragically Hip join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a touching rendition of Grace, Too

To mark the anniversary of Gord Downie’s death, a few hundred people gathered with the Tragically Hips Rob Baker and Johnny Fay.

Will cannabis legalization finally give stoner culture a much-needed makeover?

On the day that Canada legalizes recreational cannabis, a q panel convenes to reflect on the weed culture of past, and predictions for its post-legalization future.

World-famous couture designer Guo Pei brings exquisite creations to Canada for the first time

Guo created Rihanna’s stunning 2015 Met Gala gown, and was named one of Time’s most influential people.

Musical Youth's Mike Grant shares how the song Pass the Dutchie changed his life

In this q Oral History, Musical Youth's keyboard player Mike Grant shares the history of Pass the Dutchie, and explains how the song isn't actually about drugs at all.

16 of the most classic stoner scenes in film history

From Fast Times and Ridgemont High to Dazed and Confused, these scenes took it to a higher level.

Margo Price on songwriting and the failure of the American Dream

Acclaimed country music singer Margo Price performs a few songs off her record All American Made and talks about what it's like to be called the next great Nashville star.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Rupert Everett, Issa Rae, Dan Mangan and more

Today on q: actor Rupert Everett, actor Issa Rae, musician Dan Mangan and more

'Dying to yourself is really one of the great possibilities': Rupert Everett on starting over in film

Rupert Everett talks about his new film and lifelong relationship with Oscar Wilde

Issa Rae says we need the 'young black female perspective' now more than ever

Insecure's Issa Rae discusses her new film The Hate U Give, which centres around a 16-year-old black girl and the issues she grapples with after witnessing her best friend being shot by a police officer.

Dan Mangan on how fatherhood changed the way he recorded his new album, More or Less

Vancouver musician Dan Mangan dropped by the q studio for a live performance and to talk about his new record More or Less.

Jessica Hopper's musical tribute to Chicago

In this edition of the q Block Party, Jessica takes us on a musical journey through the Chicago of her youth.

Monday, October 15, 2018: Djanet Sears, Motion, F--ked Up

Playwright and director Djanet Sears; poet and emcee Motion; and F--ked Up