The FBI is investigating a bomb threat targeting video game critic Anita Sarkeesian. What on Earth is happening in video games journalism?
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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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.
What’s so challenging about the present moment that people have a hard time reading fiction set in the now?
Could BuzzFeed be transforming their time-wasting trend into an educational tool?
In an age when much of our memory lives in the cloud or on servers in Mountain View, the use of mind palaces in BBC’s Sherlock reminds us of the power of our brains.