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Tickets: Announcing q live from Iqaluit, featuring the Jerry Cans, James Ungalak, Aasiva and more

This spring, q is traveling north to Iqaluit. We'll be there as part of the second annual Nunavut Music Week, taping a special evening of q live on April 25.

Friday, April 19, 2019: David Foster, Marie Kondo and more

Best of q: producer and musician David Foster, author and organization guru Marie Kondo, the long, complicated history of Baby Shark, director Peter Hedges.

Thursday, April 18, 2019: Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers and more

Today on q: actor and director Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers' Greenwich Village block party, cartoonist Box Brown, The Grizzlies director Miranda de Pencier and actor Anna Lambe.

Max Minghella on pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit

Minghella's new film stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager dreaming of making it big in a singing contest.

The Grizzlies: Miranda de Pencier and Anna Lambe on the importance of shining a light on traumas in Nunavut

The Grizzlies tells the story of a Nunavut high school teacher who started a lacrosse program to help students find hope during a time when teen suicide was on the rise in Inuit communities.

Cartoonist Box Brown on drawing the history of cannabis

The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.

Nile Rodgers of Chic pays tribute to New York's Greenwich Village in his q block party

In this edition of the q block party, Nile Rodgers takes us through a playlist of songs that inspired him when he was growing up in Greenwich Village.

The Grizzlies: 15 things about the groundbreaking new Canadian film

In a tiny Inuit community, teen suicide was widespread — until a teacher showed students how to play lacrosse.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Ma-Anne Dionisio, C.J. Farley and more

Today on q: actor Ma-Anne Dionisio, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's Iqaluit block party, author and journalist C.J. Farley.

Why Lil Nas X is putting the Old Town Road Billboard controversy behind him

"I didn't want it to get to that point where it was more popular because of controversy than the song itself," the 20-year-old rapper said in his first Canadian interview.

Ma-Anne Dionisio readies for a role that finds humour in mental health

Dionisio talks about her experience moving to Canada, landing her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and now, prepping for the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.

Author C.J. Farley on secret societies, elitism and the myth of meritocracy at Harvard

Farley's experience with inequality and competition at Harvard inspired his new book, Around Harvard Square. Amid the recent college admissions scandal, he talks about who really deserves a spot in elite academic institutions.

Scott Rogowsky leaves HQ Trivia: Will the live mobile game show survive?

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about what Rogowsky's departure from HQ Trivia means for the future of the game show app.

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's musical tribute to Iqaluit

Mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory picks songs that remind her of her home of Iqaluit.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019: The Cranberries, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman and more

Today on q: Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan of the Cranberries, poet Michael Redhill, architectural historian Peter Sealy, author Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman.

The Cranberries on their final album and life after Dolores O'Riordan

Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries open up about the band's final album, In the End, which was made using the late Dolores O'Riordan's unfinished demo tapes.

How Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman discovered she was a 'fake violinist' and her dream orchestra was a sham

In her early 20s, Hindman fulfilled a lifelong dream to play violin in a prominent orchestra, but she soon realized that it was all a sham because the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audiences.

Before novels, Michael Redhill wrote poetry. Twitch Force is his first collection in 18 years

Poet and novelist Michael Redhill discusses his new poetry collection, Twitch Force, and shares a live reading in the q studio.

Monday, April 15, 2019: Lance Bass, Chris Butler and more

Today on q: former NSYNC member Lance Bass, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, YouTuber Elle Mills' Ottawa block party, Missing Link director Chris Butler.

NSYNC's Lance Bass opens up about Lou Pearlman, the conman who defrauded '90s boy bands

Lance Bass' new documentary The Boy Band Con details the fraudulent schemes of music producer Lou Pearlman, who paved the way for boy bands like NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

Inside Laika's Missing Link: Director Chris Butler breaks down the stop-motion process

Chris Butler takes us behind the scenes of Laika's Missing Link and sheds some light on what goes into making a stop-motion movie.

YouTuber Elle Mills shares her Ottawa block party playlist

In this edition of the q block party, Elle Mills shares a playlist of songs that take us through her early life as just a regular kid growing up in Ottawa.

Winter is coming: It's the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones

This week, arts and culture writers John Semley and Tina Hassannia join host Tom Power to talk about the premiere of Game of Thrones final season.

How will Game of Thrones end? 4 of the wildest, most convincing fan theories

From Daenerys as Ice Queen to Tyrion being a Targaryen, these theories offer some compelling ways for the series to end.

Friday, April 12, 2019: Zach Galifianakis, Alicia Rodis and more

Today on q: actor Zach Galifianakis, q This music panel with Stuart Berman and Lisa Christiansen, HBO's intimacy coordinator Alicia Rodis.