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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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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Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Margaret Norman and Geoff Holton

Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Margaret Norman and Geoff Holton

| July 28, 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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5 Essential Things I Learned At Comic-Con

5 Essential Things I Learned At Comic-Con

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Things you would only know if you have been to Comic-Con.

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Running with the Bulls: Cross It Off Your Bucket List This Saturday

Running with the Bulls: Cross It Off Your Bucket List This Saturday

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Running of the Bulls travels stateside.

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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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