The Do List | Dec 12, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a bevy of nutcrackers, prodigal songs, and much more!
Multimedia | Dec 12, 2013
Making a "best" games list is boring -- and everybody's doing it -- so why not list the games that inspired the most thought, the most empathy, or the strongest emotional response? By Emily Eifler
Event | Dec 11, 2013
S.F. native performs with his regular comedy troupe at quartet of new shows. By Jonathan Curiel
Noise Pop | Dec 11, 2013
Listen to Noise Pop's mix of the year's best songs, featuring: Volcano Choir, Lorde, Deafheaven, Savages, James Blake, Rhye and more.
Literature | Dec 10, 2013
The ten best mind bending reads of the year. By Rick Kleffel
Art & Design
Andre Le Notre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Notre's work was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Notre's birth.
Radiant Orchid is the new "in" color for 2014, according to the institute, which gave us Emerald this year.
Food as a symbol of politics, diet, gender roles, technology, isolation, gluttony and blatant commercialism has been with us for ages and in many forms. A massive exhibit explores how American artists, from Pilgrim times to Andy Warhol, used paintings of food to shape and reflect our national identity.
New York City is home to more paintings by Johannes Vermeer — eight — than any other city. And until mid-January, it's playing host to one more: the world-renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says, since the painting's 1994 restoration, "It's even more breathtaking than I remembered."
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians
Starting Jan 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. KQED has created a simple guide to explain how the health law affects you, your family or your small business.
KQED Celebrates the Holidays
Find holiday-related KQED television and radio programming, events, gift ideas, recipes, and other Web-exclusive goodies.