Film Review | Jun 12, 2013
Self-respect is the ultimate casualty in the Austrian director's unflinching portraits of sex tourism, religious faith and teenage experimentation. By Michael Fox
Music Review | Jun 12, 2013
A little less laid back, Ola Podrida plays Cafe du Nord this Thursday, June 13. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Event | Jun 11, 2013
Musicians and filmmakers joined the challenge of producing a music video in 48 hours. They cross the finish line at Rickshaw Stop this Saturday, June 15. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Art Review | Jun 11, 2013
Organized around the conceit that places like Elvis Presley's Graceland, Georgia O'Keefe's Abiquiu, and Ansel Adams' darkroom are destinations to which Leibovitz has always wanted to make a pilgrimage, the show is mostly a catalog of stuff accumulated by famous people. By Ben Marks
Help Desk | Jun 10, 2013
In which our advice columnist provides tips on the curatorial process. By Bean Gilsdorf
Pop Culture | Jun 10, 2013
If you haven't yet discovered PBS' YouTube phenom, and are interested in how the Internet is affecting contemporary art and culture, then you should definitely spend some time watching these wildly creative explorations of online culture. By Emily Eifler
Book Review | Jun 09, 2013
Unfolding in the years leading up to Sri Lanka's civil war, On Sal Mal Lane explores the ethnic divisions that erupt into violence through the eyes of the children on one small street in Colombo, the nation's largest city. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Visual Arts | Jun 08, 2013
BART proposes decommissioning Legs, the 50-foot-tall neglected sculpture in Embarcadero Station, prompting a larger consideration of the value of public art. By Christian L. Frock
Theater Review | Jun 07, 2013
American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose is completely bonkers. Madcap and relentlessly silly, Richard Montoya's funhouse ride through American history is also sobering, pointing out the myriad ways ethnic minorities have been screwed over in this country. By Sam Hurwitt
NPR Film | Jun 07, 2013
The Oscar-winning director of Man on Wire crafts an intimate drama about the conflict in Northern Ireland. Through tight closeups, brilliant performances and careful pacing, a national crisis plays out in individual terms. (Recommended) By Ian Buckwalter
Arts & Life
NPR's Neda Ulaby investigates a trend in toys that sounds awfully familiar: Manufacturers are finding new ways to get kids interested in playing with blocks, both real and virtual.
The martini has been called "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is this cocktail perfectly American? Maybe not entirely. In honor of National Martini Day, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.
Claes Oldenburg is one of the best-known American pop artists. Critic Lloyd Schwartz found himself not alone in enjoying the current Oldenburg exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, which continues through Aug. 5.
Shane Harris, an author and journalist who covers intelligence, surveillance and cybersecurity for a number of publications, says that the revelations about the NSA from Edward Snowden are nothing new, and that such programs have a significant recent history in the United States.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
"The Bay Bridged" Music for June
Listen the The Bay Bridged mix of bands performing live in the Bay Area this month, including The Mantles, Cold Cave, The Spyrals, Blitzen Trapper, Monster Rally, and more. Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians
Starting Jan 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. KQED has created a simple guide to explain how the health law affects you, your family or your small business, here in California.