With television on the wane and binge watching changing our episodic relationship to programming, where are we to get our daily doses of other people’s lives? Look no further than your status feed.
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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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.”
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.
What has happened in the pop culture landscape over the last decade to make the once taboo abortion rom com plot possible?
A summer reading list for all of us with short attention spans!
Imagine it’s your last day in San Francisco. How would you spend it?
If all of these average men in movies can land a rich, powerful, beautiful woman with little to no effort, young boys can expect the same, right?
How nostalgia and a demand for TV show comebacks and film sequels are damaging the original image of our favorite stories and characters.
You can like both characters — think they’re both cute, admire their overlapping taste in flannels — but no one likes them both equally. And the one you choose says everything about you.