Literature | Nov 30, 2013
A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local. By Kristin Farr
Performance | Nov 29, 2013
A sprinkling of Santastic spectacles dashing into sight on Bay Area stages. By Sam Hurwitt
Pop Culture | Nov 29, 2013
Svpply.com can help curate your online wish list this holiday season. By Adrienne Blaine
NPR Film | Nov 29, 2013
In this Italian drama, co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo), an aging writer reflects on his long-lost youth and innocence amid the opulence and fantasy of the modern city. (Recommended) By Ella Taylor
The Do List | Nov 28, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a snow queen, some kosher mambo, and much more!
NPR Film | Nov 28, 2013
Featuring the voices of Broadway veterans Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Disney's latest cartoon fairy tale — loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen — follows a ragtag team on a quest to thaw an endless winter. By Bob Mondello
Noise Pop | Nov 28, 2013
Listen to Noise Pop's mix of the songs that almost got away this year, including track by Tennis, Pissed Jeans, Dead Girlfriends, Juana Molina, Moonface and more.
Art Review | Nov 27, 2013
Mounting two shows, one at Stanford, the other in Los Altos, SFMOMA brings new commissions and selections from its collection to the South Bay. By Ben Marks
Visual Arts | Nov 27, 2013
In the Richmond, a garage exhibition space showcases one piece of art at a time, providing locals with rare, international treats. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Theater Review | Nov 26, 2013
A military wife finds her voice in this musical at the Magic. By Sam Hurwitt
Arts & Life
We ask the artist behind "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding" three questions about hilarious instances of human kindness.
The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa and famed leader of the anti-apartheid movement. Blogger and professor Sean Jacobs recommends three books that explore the leader's life and legacy in great detail.
That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that's a problem that can be solved.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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.
KQED Celebrates the Holidays
Find holiday-related KQED television and radio programming, events, gift ideas, recipes, and other Web-exclusive goodies.