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
Last night, after 33 years on TV as a late-night talk show host, David Letterman presented his final program. David Bianculli says Letterman's final show was a strong end to an illustrious career.
Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985. He talks with Terry Gross about the absurd and somber moments of his three-decade tenure with the Late Show.
Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture.
The league handed seven-game suspensions to stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson after their arrests for domestic violence. The unprecedented penalties came just a week after the couple's wedding.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.