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
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.
Alex Gibney intersperses recently unearthed concert footage from 1971 with vintage and newly recorded interviews to make Sinatra: All or Nothing At All. It's illuminating and by no means a puff piece.
Cucumber tells the adventures of a middle-aged gay man; Banana is a series of short stories. Russell T. Davies, who made Queer As Folk, says the titles came from a scientific institute in Switzerland.
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.
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.