KQED Pop

KQED Pop is a daily blog edited by Emmanuel Hapsis that critically examines the social and cultural impact of music, movies, television, advertisements, fashion, the internet and all the other collective experiences that make us laugh, cringe and cry. We focus on local, national and international experiences with a Bay Area lens. We don’t do reviews.

Forgiving Justin Bieber

America loves a good trainwreck -- but do we love a tidy redemption arc even more?

What Would It Mean to Have a ‘Hapa’ Bachelorette?

ABC is set to announce a new lead for The Bachelorette on Monday night. But would choosing Caila Quinn, who is Asian and white, be a sign of progress in casting diversity or something else?