Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020: Jesse Williams, Carrie Mae Weems and more

Today on q: actor Jesse Williams, musicians Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, photographer and multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Actor Jesse Williams, the late musician Matthew Grimson, photographer and multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems. (Getty Images, Submitted, Jerry Klineberg)
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Today on q, with guest host Talia Schlanger:

  • Actor Jesse Williams talks about his starring role in the new slasher horror film Random Acts of Violence, and shares why social activism has long been a part of his life.

  • Musicians Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy of Sloan honour their friend and fellow musician, the late Matthew Grimson, with a co-release of a new posthumous collection of his songs.

  • World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems discusses art, class and culture — and how she feels about being called an artist ahead of her time.