KQED Pop

KQED Pop is a daily blog edited by Emmanuel Hapsis that critically examines the social and cultural impact of music, movies, television, advertisements, fashion, the internet and all the other collective experiences that make us laugh, cringe and cry. We focus on local, national and international experiences with a Bay Area lens. We don’t do reviews.

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How Does ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Handle the Ghost of Philip Seymour Hoffman?

How Does ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Handle the Ghost of Philip Seymour Hoffman?

| September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

How should movie trailers feature posthumous acting?

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Love Art? Love Books? The Best of the Art Novels

Love Art? Love Books? The Best of the Art Novels

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the success of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, we decided to take a look at the best novels that blend fiction and the art world.

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New to Doctor Who? 7 Reasons to Get Hooked

New to Doctor Who? 7 Reasons to Get Hooked

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Downton Abbey isn’t coming back for another four months, so you have plenty of time to fall in love with Doctor Who.

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My So-Called Life Turns 20: Where Are They Now?

My So-Called Life Turns 20: Where Are They Now?

| August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

20 years after Angela Chase dyed her hair Crimson Glow, we find ourselves wondering what happened to her and all the others.

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Meet the Original Celebrities of the Bay Area

Meet the Original Celebrities of the Bay Area

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

These Bay Area legends, from the first child star of the Gold Rush to the originator of the term “sugar daddy,” invented celebrity.

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Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Youth Spirit Artworks

Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Youth Spirit Artworks

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once called a “corridor of violence,” Alcatraz Ave. is now home to a cupcake shop, yoga studios, and a farmers’ market. We caught up with neighbors to talk about their lives, the recent change and how we might endeavor to “do it better.”

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The Best of the B Movies: So Bad, They’re Good

The Best of the B Movies: So Bad, They’re Good

| August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Before Sharknado, these B movies crossed the border between terrible and awesome.

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Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Veronica Ramirez and Jonathan Youtt

Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Veronica Ramirez and Jonathan Youtt

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once called a “corridor of violence,” Alcatraz Ave. is now home to a cupcake shop, yoga studios, and a farmers’ market. We caught up with neighbors to talk about their lives, the recent change and how we might endeavor to “do it better.”

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Stay at the Homes of Your Favorite Writers, Thanks to Airbnb

Stay at the Homes of Your Favorite Writers, Thanks to Airbnb

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now you can crash at the pad of your favorite author, from Dumas and Cervantes to Dickens and Joyce!

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Animal Cruelty or Adrenaline Rush? Inside the Running of the Bulls

Animal Cruelty or Adrenaline Rush? Inside the Running of the Bulls

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Great Bull Run, the American version of Spain’s Running of the Bulls, came to the Bay Area last weekend and brought its share of controversy along with it.

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