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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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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Sick Lit: What’s With Our Morbid Fascination For Stories Like ‘The Fault In Our Stars’?

Sick Lit: What’s With Our Morbid Fascination For Stories Like ‘The Fault In Our Stars’?

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

What makes sick lit so compelling (and lucrative)? A fan answers.

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Greetings From Alcatraz Ave: Meet Reverend Betty Jean Gray

Greetings From Alcatraz Ave: Meet Reverend Betty Jean Gray

| June 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Alcatraz Ave. was once called a “corridor of violence” and now is home to a cupcake shop, yoga studios, and a farmers’ market. We caught up with neighbors from 10 blocks to talk about their lives, the recent change and how we might endeavor to “do it better.”

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Hidden Cash: Treasure Hunting in the Digital World

Hidden Cash: Treasure Hunting in the Digital World

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

You don’t need a Twitter account to know about @HiddenCash, the real estate investor who’s been leaving wads of cash around San Francisco. I was lucky enough to get in on the act early.

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Obvious Child: Why America Is Finally Ready for the First Pro-Choice Rom Com

Obvious Child: Why America Is Finally Ready for the First Pro-Choice Rom Com

| June 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

What has happened in the pop culture landscape over the last decade to make the once taboo abortion rom com plot possible?

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Short Stories for Short Shorts Weather: An Anti-Summer Reading List

Short Stories for Short Shorts Weather: An Anti-Summer Reading List

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A summer reading list for all of us with short attention spans!

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KQED Seeking Pop Culture Writers!

KQED Seeking Pop Culture Writers!

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you America’s Next Top Pop Culture Writer?

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