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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Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Juan Hall

Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Juan Hall

| July 21, 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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10 of the Strangest Finds on Netflix

10 of the Strangest Finds on Netflix

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

For every great movie on Netflix, there is one that makes you wonder “how does this even exist?”.

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Miss the World Cup? Give The Tour de France a Chance

Miss the World Cup? Give The Tour de France a Chance

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Feeling World Cup separation anxiety? It’s going to be OK; the Tour de France is here.

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Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Father Aidan McAleenan

Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Father Aidan McAleenan

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

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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World Cup 2014: What I Learned From Jumping On The Bandwagon

World Cup 2014: What I Learned From Jumping On The Bandwagon

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A soccer hater jumps on the bandwagon and tries to learn how to love the sport.

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Why Almost Everything You Know About Star Wars Is Now Wrong

Why Almost Everything You Know About Star Wars Is Now Wrong

| July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

The new owners of Star Wars have decreed that all the books, comics, and video games are no longer “in continuity.” Who gets to decide which stories matter — the corporation that owns them or the audience who experiences them?

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Teacher Meets World: The Collected Wisdom of Mr. Feeny

Teacher Meets World: The Collected Wisdom of Mr. Feeny

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In honor of the Boy Meets World revamp, let’s take a moment to remember all the wisdom Mr. Feeny gave us the first time around.

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Greetings From Alcatraz Ave: Meet Bruce Lazarus

Greetings From Alcatraz Ave: Meet Bruce Lazarus

| July 7, 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 Very Best Hair of World Cup 2014

The Very Best Hair of World Cup 2014

| July 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

From Ronaldo’s perfectly gelled ‘do to Brazil’s bleached tips, this World Cup is filled with remarkable hair so it’s only fair that we hand out the appropriate superlatives.

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Greetings From Alcatraz Ave: Meet Payam Imani and Chris Meyers of Alchemy Collective Café

Greetings From Alcatraz Ave: Meet Payam Imani and Chris Meyers of Alchemy Collective Café

| June 30, 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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