We work with Oscar-winning filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, popular radio and podcast voices, and artists whose work appears in major international museums and magazines, as well as emerging talent. They tell vivid, multimedia stories, accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, even shadow theater, and often an original score, performed onstage by our musical collaborators Magik*Magik Orchestra. We end the night gathered around the bar, performers and audience together. Performances are one night only and nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see them. In addition to performing at landmark theaters across the country, Pop-Up Magazine has guest edited a session at the TED Conference and collaborated on live shows with ESPN and Beck.
The fall tour will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Los Angeles on 11/3 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, on 11/9 at Nourse Theater in San Francisco, on 11/10 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, on 11/12 at Harris Theater in Chicago, on 11/15 at Wilbur Theatre in Boston, and on 11/17 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.
Proud sponsors of the event so far include MAILCHIMP, SHINOLA, and TOYOTA PRIUS, and media sponsors WBEZ, WNYC, WBUR, and THIRD COAST FESTIVAL.
The show includes performances, collaborations, and other surprises from:
IRA GLASS (NYC) Host, This American Life
MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH (LA, SF, OAK, CHI, BOS, NYC) New
York Times bestselling author and Knobler Fellow, The Nation Institute
MALLORY ORTBERG (SF, OAK) New York Times bestselling author, co-founder of The Toast, and Slate's “Dear Prudence”
JOSHUAH BEARMAN (LA, SF, OAK, NYC) Writer (Rolling Stone, Harper's, the Wired story that became Argo) and co-founder of Epic Magazine
TINA ANTOLINI (SF, OAK, CHI, BOS, NYC) Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning radio producer and host of Gravy STEPHANIE FOO (LA, CHI, BOS, NYC) Producer,ThisAmericanLife LAM THUY VO (LA, SF, OAK, BOS, NYC) Visual journalist, coder, and fellow at BuzzFeed’s Open Lab
BEN & RHONDA PARTAIN (LA, SF, OAK, CHI, BOS, NYC) Essayists JOSH KUN (LA) 2016 MacArthur Fellow, author and music critic
JAMIE MELTZER (LA, SF, BOS, NYC) Documentary filmmaker JORDAN KISNER (LA, SF, OAK, CHI, BOS, NYC) Writer for the
Guardian, N+1, New York magazine; 2016 Pushcart Prize and 2016 Best American Essays
BRITT JULIOUS (CHI) Music columnist, The Chicago Tribune, writer for Vice, Esquire, the Guardian
ALEX KOTLOWITZ (CHI) New York Times bestselling author, film producer (The Interrupters), contributor to The New York Times Magazine and This American Life
AMANDA CHICAGO LEWIS (SF, OAK) National Reporter, BuzzFeed News
LOS JORNALEROS DEL NORTE (LA)
IRA MADISON (LA) Culture writer at MTV News and co-host of
MTV’s Speed Dial
TIM HUSSIN (LA, CHI, BOS, NYC) Documentary filmmaker With new and original music from MAGIK*MAGIK ORCHESTRA