Pop-Up Magazine

Spring Issue

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5/31

SF

Curran

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6/1

SF

Curran

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6/3

CHI

Harris Theater

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6/6

DC

Lincoln Theatre

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6/8

NYC

The Town Hall

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6/9

NYC

The Town Hall

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6/13

LA

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

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Jon Ronson

SF, LA

New York Times bestselling author, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats

Gillian Laub

SF, DC, NY, LA

Award-winning photographer & filmmaker, Southern Rites

Yassir Lester

SF, DC, NY, LA

Actor, Girls, Making History, writer, comedian

Tabitha Soren

SF

Artist and photographer

Daniel Alarcón

NY

Novelist, At Night We Walk In Circles, host, Radio Ambulante

Alexandra Petri

DC

Columnist, The Washington Post

Fazeelat Aslam

SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, correspondent

Carlos Javier Ortiz

SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA

Award-winning director, cinematographer, photographer, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

Samin Nosrat

DC

Chef, author, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Karen Duffin

SF, CHI, DC, NY

Producer, This American Life

Brittany Spanos

SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA

Staff writer, Rolling Stone

Lu Olkowski

SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA

Host, CBC’s Love Me, radio producer, Radiolab, This American Life

Dan Engber

DC, NY

Writer, Slate, Wired

Sandra Allen

SF, CHI, DC, NY, LA

Writer, BuzzFeed News, Paris Review Daily

Robin Amer

CHI

Deputy Editor, Chicago Reader

Talia Herman

DC

Photographer, The California Sunday Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fader

Zara Katz

CHI

Photo editor and video producer, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Rachel Monroe

SF, CHI, LA

Writer, The New Yorker, Texas Monthly, The New Republic

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The Pop-Up Magazine Experience

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Each evening is unique, but here are a few things to look forward to.

Remarkable Storytellers

Some of the country’s most interesting writers, filmmakers, photographers, radio producers, and illustrators share new, true stories onstage.

Stunning Visuals

Stories come to life on a giant screen filled with photographs, films, illustrations, and animations.

A Live Score

Story soundtracks are composed and performed live onstage by Magik*Magik Orchestra.

A Fascinating Audience

Curious, creative people come to see old friends and meet new ones.

A Beautiful Theater

Venues like BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

A Great Party

Performers and audience members swap stories over drinks after the show.

Some Magic Nobody Can Quite Put Their Finger On

It’s kind of hard to explain, but it helps to hear from someone who’s been…

Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton
Photographs by Jon Snyder

Always amazing Ira Glass

Funny, touching and inspiring Kara Swisher

Go! Jad Abumrad

Highly recommended Michael Pollan