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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Why You Should Stop Googling and Start Remembering

Why You Should Stop Googling and Start Remembering

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an age when much of our memory lives in the cloud or on servers in Mountain View, the use of mind palaces in BBC’s Sherlock reminds us of the power of our brains.

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I Learned Everything I Need To Know From The Muppets

I Learned Everything I Need To Know From The Muppets

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

From having a good work ethic to not accepting someone who’s just not that into you, the Muppets have taught me every life lesson I know.

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When Racist Undertones Make Us Question Our Love of Classic Films

When Racist Undertones Make Us Question Our Love of Classic Films

| March 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

How should we engage with beloved classics that have racist undertones?

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How I Fell in Love While Volunteering at KQED

How I Fell in Love While Volunteering at KQED

| February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

It seemed silly to keep putting things like “must love NPR and Ira Glass” in my online dating profile when I could just go to the source: the KQED studio!

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KQED Seeking Pop Culture Writers!

KQED Seeking Pop Culture Writers!

| February 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

We want you (or your super smart friend)!

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All My Friends Are Moving to Los Angeles

All My Friends Are Moving to Los Angeles

| January 31, 2014 | 7 Comments

Michelle Tea from The Bold Italic gets to the bottom of why everyone is moving to LA.

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3 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

3 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Here are a few documentaries that changed the lives of some KQED Pop writers this year (not to mention totally ruined their makeup).

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The Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments of 2013

The Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments of 2013

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

We made it through another lap around the sun! What better way to celebrate than to look back on the most memorable pop culture moments of the year?

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In 2063, Will We Still Be Taking Selfies?

In 2063, Will We Still Be Taking Selfies?

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In honor of KQED Pop’s 50 year anniversary, we’re interviewing San Franciscans who have been readers from the very beginning. Today: Jessica Goldberg, 74 years old.

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Wear What You Want: The Radness of Androgyny in Fashion

Wear What You Want: The Radness of Androgyny in Fashion

| November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Does seeing androgynous faces in the mainstream make it easier for everyone to express themselves however they want?

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