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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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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Oakland, We Hear You!

Oakland, We Hear You!

| November 19, 2013 | 48 Comments

The original post, A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland, has been removed. We apologize for publishing the post, which does not reflect the values or mission of KQED.

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A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland

A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland

| November 19, 2013 | 295 Comments

The original post, A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland, has been removed. We apologize for publishing the post, which does not reflect the values or mission of KQED.

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Should We Embrace or Resist Gourmet Grocery Stores Like Local Mission Market?

Should We Embrace or Resist Gourmet Grocery Stores Like Local Mission Market?

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Another gourmet grocery shop opens in the Mission. How does that make you feel?

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Who Actually Grew Up in San Francisco?

Who Actually Grew Up in San Francisco?

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

This photo essay from The Bold Italic spotlights six “native” San Francisco households who have some special stories to share.

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All Your Best Halloween Costumes!

All Your Best Halloween Costumes!

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Share your Halloween costumes with us on Instagram by using #KQEDpop.

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San Francisco Is My Home and I Will Fight to Live Here

San Francisco Is My Home and I Will Fight to Live Here

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A counter-point to last Friday’s piece on moving away from San Francisco from The Bold Italic.

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Does the Nick/Jess Romance Mean the End of New Girl?

Does the Nick/Jess Romance Mean the End of New Girl?

| October 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Is giving in to on-screen romance always mean the end of a show?

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All the Best Halloween Costumes We’ve Ever Had

All the Best Halloween Costumes We’ve Ever Had

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

We asked our writers to share their best Halloween costumes with us and not only did they have some awesome costumes, they had some great stories too.

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This Is How You Do Treasure Island Music Fest

This Is How You Do Treasure Island Music Fest

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Treasure Island is “Where It’s At” so don’t be a “Loser” and “Go It Alone” (guess who’s headlining this year). Follow The Bold Italic’s handy-dandy #LazyHost Insider’s Guide to one of our favorite music fests and be an “E-Pro.”

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