TV | Apr 05, 2014
Champion of the everyman, Mike Judge, turns his gaze on "the Hollywood of tech" in new HBO comedy. By Adrienne Blaine
TV | Mar 18, 2014
Classic movies and their stars are the antidote to the poison of reality television. And if you don't know who Hitchcock, Temple, Garland or Gable are, your case is much more serious than you may realize, but Turner Classic Movie Channel can help. By Adrienne Blaine
Pop Culture | Feb 27, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Snicket (nee Daniel Handler) and Brown are funny, but their recent appearance on KQED's Forum also revealed a way of looking at life that embraces imagination and finds mystery in the everyday. By Amanda Stupi
Pop Culture | Feb 26, 2014
The Art Assignment is a new web series that introduces U.S. artists, emerging and established, and asks each artist to give the audience an assignment. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Feb 24, 2014
I am female on the Internet, an occupation that comes with near daily critiques of my physical appearance, veiled threats of rape, and reminders that my content would be more popular if I would just wear a low cut shirt. It's nothing new, women get harassed, trolled, demeaned, belittled, and objectified online. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Feb 18, 2014
Oakland's Alexis Magrigal takes time out of his busy schedule as a fancy news journalist to collect and share 5 Intriguing Things each weekday. By Kristin Farr
Pop Culture | Feb 16, 2014
For those susceptible, ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is commonly triggered by such innocuous stimuli as whispers, clicking sounds, watching other people performing simple tasks, or getting close, personal attention from someone. By Adrienne Blaine
Pop Culture | Feb 10, 2014
The recent controversy surrounding Woody Allen has made us -- and many others -- consider whether an artist's work can be separated from his or her personal life or public reputation. By KQED Arts Staff
Pop Culture | Feb 07, 2014
SF Mission District blog announced the winner of its "tech bus bedazzling" contest yesterday, to puzzlement and a little controversy. By Christian L. Frock
Pop Culture | Feb 03, 2014
In a recent speech President Obama said, "folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." This observation, not surprisingly, has generated a response from arts professionals. By Christian L. Frock
Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.
Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
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KQED Summer Fun Adventures
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KQED's Hot Summer Days and Night Guide
Our critics pick for the season's best concerts, books, movies, outdoor plays, visual arts and more.