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
Pop Culture : NPR
At a taping of the show this week, during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, Late Show writers and producers explain how they managed to turn the program around after a rough start.
The actor — who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent Van Gogh and a French colonel — turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on Kirk Douglas' career.
Damien Chazelle's latest film is a modern take on classic 1930s musicals. It's the story of a musician and a frustrated actress, learning to reconcile their dreams with the reality of Hollywood life.
David Bianculli offers an appreciation of Tinker, who died last month. Also, we listen to a Fresh Air interview with Tinker from 1994, and an interview with Tinker's wife, Mary Tyler Moore, from 1995.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
American Indian Heritage Month
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