Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.
MTV might have ditched music videos for sloppy tan people long ago, but that doesn't mean the medium is dead! Far from it actually. Take a break from bickering with your family to hitch a ride on the side of a BMW with M.I.A., convert a locker room into a rave with Grimes, and attend Drake's bar-mitzvah.
With Building Stories, Chris Ware has created a graphic novel that is the perfect antidote to our distracted times, a work of art that forces you to consider it, not while elbow-warring on the bus, but while in a quiet place where you feel comfortable having your world rocked.
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!
Like growing old or embarrassing yourself at holiday parties, karaoke is an inevitable part of life. Luckily for you, I'm here to save you from social suicide with 10 Karaoke Survival Guide Commandments.
The Creators Project, a global celebration of what happens when art holds hands with technology, descends on Fort Mason this weekend with performances by acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs! and a David Bowie art installation. Here's a run-down of what you can look forward to.
From a handmade bird's nest and a cockroach diorama, to gouache and gold leaf paintings on paper, Mario Ayala does it all. We stopped by his studio and got to chatting about skating, dark magic, and much more.
This year's Treasure Island Music Festival couldn't have been more heavenly: Indian summer in full swing, out-of-control views, scantily clad hipsters, and of course hours and hours of great music. Check out photos of the scene, from the colorful crowds to the 60-foot Ferris wheel to scene-stealers St. Vincent and YACHT. It's all here!