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TV | Apr 05, 2014

Laugh at Thy Neighbor: HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

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

Turner Classic Movie Channel: Reality Television Antidote

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

12 Tips for an Awesome Life from Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

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

Your 'Art Assignment,' Should You Choose to Accept it

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

Will I Be Harassed for Writing this Article?

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

'5 Intriguing Things' to Know Each Day

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

ASMR Artists: Tingle Technicians or Emotional Laborers?

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

From Woody Allen to J.D. Salinger to R. Kelly: Can You Separate Art from the Artist?

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

Mission Local Announces Tech Bus Design Contest Winner

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

Dear President Obama: In Defense of the Art Degree ...

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   

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