Event | Nov 21, 2012
The 16-day festival of chasing, dodging, fighting, strategizing, collecting, scavenging and solving puzzles has returned to fill the city with endless fun. By Emily Eifler
Pop Culture | Nov 17, 2012
A working model of the Bay Area water system provides perspective, history, and copious amounts of information for anyone interested in a free and awe-inspiring look at the balance between the natural and man-made aspects of our local waterways. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Pop Culture | Nov 13, 2012
With new characters and new objectives, Borderlands Legends impresses, but lacks the grit and charm of its precursors. By Emily Eifler
TV | Nov 13, 2012
This season in television: the good, the bad, and the gambles. What to watch, what to ditch, and what could still manage to become a surprise favorite by this time next year. By Lizzy Acker
Pop Culture | Oct 31, 2012
Listen to the KQED News report on the Bay Area's Days of the Dead celebrations. By Lauren Benichou
Pop Culture | Oct 27, 2012
If the goal of art is to transport the viewer/participant outside his/her daily life in a way that elevates some element of being human, then weddings do that more satisfyingly than any performance piece in a gallery or on a sidewalk. By Lizzy Acker
Pop Culture | Oct 25, 2012
We caught up with reality superstar Lauren Conrad at a Books Inc. signing to find out all about what she's been up to since leaving television, along with her thoughts on the worst Halloween costume, her favorite Spice Girl, and so much more! By Emmanuel Hapsis
Pop Culture | Oct 11, 2012
You might not buy into star charts. But whatever your feelings on your moons and rising signs, turning 30 is definitely something to celebrate. Here are some songs to help you get the party started (secret: this party lasts the rest of your life). By Lizzy Acker
TV | Sep 13, 2012
The Fall TV season isn't what it used to be. New shows being rolled out this season go from mildly disappointing to offensively stupid, not to mention the old shows that no one has the decency to mercy kill. However, among the rubble are these 10 sparkling gems of hope. By Lizzy Acker
Pop Culture | Sep 04, 2012
A last-minute opportunity leads to a life-changing adventure? The heat, the dust, the house music and the spirit of adventure and generosity at 2012's Burning Man. By Lizzy Acker
On today's Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.
The FX series, now in its final season, is based on Leonard's novella Fire in the Hole. Showrunner Graham Yost says, "I look at this show as Elmore Leonard's show, and we're all in service of him."
With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.
Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Women's History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month. In March, KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM schedule a special lineup of programs focused on themes and issues related to women.
"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.