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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Will Detroit Join San Francisco’s Gentrification Club?

Will Detroit Join San Francisco’s Gentrification Club?

| October 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Is its rise and fall synonymous with that of the middle class?

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Breaking News: Going to the Opera Is Cool Again!

Breaking News: Going to the Opera Is Cool Again!

| October 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Opera isn’t just for old people. Here’s why attending can be fun!

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4 Reasons Not to Give Up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

4 Reasons Not to Give Up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The pilot episode of Marvel’s Agent’s of Shield was a steaming pile of porcupines. Here’s why you shouldn’t give up on it yet.

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The Do’s, the Don’ts and the Oh God, Please Don’ts of Men’s Fashion

The Do’s, the Don’ts and the Oh God, Please Don’ts of Men’s Fashion

| September 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jessica Saia of The Bold Italic warns against the worst men’s style faux pas.

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Key & Peele Tackle Race Relations with Comedy

Key & Peele Tackle Race Relations with Comedy

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Key & Peele return for a third season on Comedy Central with their brand of politically conscious comedy.

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New Zealand Is Exactly Like San Francisco…10 Years Ago

New Zealand Is Exactly Like San Francisco…10 Years Ago

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Zealand is a place where the The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is primetime television, Destiny’s Child still exists, and Mountain Dew is the only drink for youths.

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Fix Your Dating Life with Pretty Little Liars

Fix Your Dating Life with Pretty Little Liars

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Online and app dating can leave you feeling angry, sad, humiliated, cynical, and hopeless. Thankfully, Pretty Little Liars can help you with that.

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The Only 3 Reasons You Need to Watch Drunk History

The Only 3 Reasons You Need to Watch Drunk History

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The art of storytelling around a campfire under the influence of some alchemical substance is alive and well in Comedy Central’s Drunk History.

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8 Observations on the Human Condition Via Bay Area Public Transit Systems

8 Observations on the Human Condition Via Bay Area Public Transit Systems

| September 9, 2013 | 12 Comments

Kate Getty’s quick list of what someone can learn when they take a moment and look around. On public transportation. For four hours.

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A Fall Guide to Everything You Should Care About

A Fall Guide to Everything You Should Care About

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fall is finally here and that means all the good cultural stuff is about to happen. Here are our picks for what you should watch, read and listen to this fall.

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