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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KQED Seeking Pop Culture Writers!

KQED Seeking Pop Culture Writers!

| February 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

We want you (or your super smart friend)!

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All My Friends Are Moving to Los Angeles

All My Friends Are Moving to Los Angeles

| January 31, 2014 | 7 Comments

Michelle Tea from The Bold Italic gets to the bottom of why everyone is moving to LA.

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3 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

3 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Here are a few documentaries that changed the lives of some KQED Pop writers this year (not to mention totally ruined their makeup).

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The Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments of 2013

The Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments of 2013

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

We made it through another lap around the sun! What better way to celebrate than to look back on the most memorable pop culture moments of the year?

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In 2063, Will We Still Be Taking Selfies?

In 2063, Will We Still Be Taking Selfies?

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In honor of KQED Pop’s 50 year anniversary, we’re interviewing San Franciscans who have been readers from the very beginning. Today: Jessica Goldberg, 74 years old.

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Wear What You Want: The Radness of Androgyny in Fashion

Wear What You Want: The Radness of Androgyny in Fashion

| November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Does seeing androgynous faces in the mainstream make it easier for everyone to express themselves however they want?

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Oakland, We Hear You!

Oakland, We Hear You!

| November 19, 2013 | 48 Comments

The original post, A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland, has been removed. We apologize for publishing the post, which does not reflect the values or mission of KQED.

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A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland

A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland

| November 19, 2013 | 295 Comments

The original post, A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland, has been removed. We apologize for publishing the post, which does not reflect the values or mission of KQED.

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Should We Embrace or Resist Gourmet Grocery Stores Like Local Mission Market?

Should We Embrace or Resist Gourmet Grocery Stores Like Local Mission Market?

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Another gourmet grocery shop opens in the Mission. How does that make you feel?

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Who Actually Grew Up in San Francisco?

Who Actually Grew Up in San Francisco?

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

This photo essay from The Bold Italic spotlights six “native” San Francisco households who have some special stories to share.

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