Pop Culture | Jan 24, 2014
In California, manicures are big business. Nail services nationwide represent a booming $8.3 billion industry that hit a record high in 2013. For Southern California graphic designers, illustrators and painters, nail art is a way to make some money off their work. By Caitlin Esch
Pop Culture | Jan 21, 2014
If actors in fancy outfits aren't really your thing, there's a new award show this year that might strike your fancy: the .GIFYs, the worlds first award show for gifs. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Jan 19, 2014
Handle the moment badly, and like an off-balance prizefighter, you might be the one hugging the canvas after a knockout blow. By Eric Deggans
Pop Culture | Jan 05, 2014
Pretty much any image + a pair of googly eyes = hours of online fun. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Dec 31, 2013
We asked Forum's producers to pick their favorite arts shows from 2013. Online Producer Amanda Stupi chose Rachel Myrow's interview with Rebecca Eaton, the Executive Producer of PBS' Masterpiece. By KQED Forum
Pop Culture | Dec 30, 2013
We asked Forum's producers to pick their favorite arts shows from the past year. Senior Producer Dan Zoll chose Michael Krasny's July 31 interview with Bay Area prankster, broadcast personality, and musician Mal Sharpe. By KQED Forum
Pop Culture | Dec 25, 2013
Turning holiday trash into year-round treasure. By Adrienne Blaine
Pop Culture | Dec 23, 2013
What happens when someone who hates shopping lets the Internet do it for her? On outsourcing decision-making and the fashion lessons that ensue. By Sarah Hotchkiss
TV | Dec 21, 2013
The oldest Doctor Who villains are still the best. By Sam Hurwitt
Pop Culture | Dec 15, 2013
Reinventing girl power online, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party YouTube channel highlights females of all ages who are changing the world just by being themselves. By Adrienne Blaine
Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "
Lifetime's general manager says the channel is trying to reflect "the true breadth" of America. It recently launched a reality show called BAPs — which stands for "Black American Prince or Princess."
Remember in Empire Strikes Back where Han Solo slices open the belly of a tauntaun so Luke can stay warm? That's not much different from how Eli Presser climbs into his T-Rex costume.
When a grainy video of human rights abuse goes viral, how do you know it's real? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christoph Koettl, of the Citizen Evidence Lab, which helps users verify videos and photos.
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KQED Summer Fun Adventures
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