Goodnight, NYC! – Pop-Up Magazine
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Thanks for spending the evening with us!

Thanks so much for spending the evening with us! To say good night, we want to share a love letter to tonight’s wonderful writers, filmmakers, artists, and storytellers who performed at our Love Stories issue. Here are a few podcasts, films, books, shows, and more from the talented people you saw on our stage tonight. Enjoy!

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Until next time,
The Pop-Up Magazine Team

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From our contributors

Sarah Kay (“The Soldier and the Movie Star”) captivated us with her family’s epic love story. For more of Sarah’s poetry, start with “If I should have a daughter.” Then grab a copy of one of her poetry collections, like The Type. Sarah is also the co-founder of Project Voice, an organization that uses poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire students around the world.

You may recognize Ryan O’Connell (“Roaring Thirties”) from his starring role in Netflix’s Special, a semi-autobiographical series he also created and executive-produced, adapted from his memoir, I’m Special. Next up, you can catch Ryan starring in Peacock’s Queer as Folk or get more familiar with his writing by reading his new novel, Just by Looking at Him.

If you’re looking to watch another powerful film from Nadav Kurtz (“Sam and Omar”), take a look at Paraíso, his documentary short following three immigrant window cleaners who rappel down Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. The film was a Sundance Film Festival selection. Watch it now.

When not writing apology letters, Pamela Rae Schuller (“Sorry, Not Sorry”) is a comedian and disability advocate. She has brought her blend of advocacy and comedy to almost every state in the U.S. and across six countries and has opened for everyone from Joan Rivers to Pete Holmes to Fetty Wap. Next up, catch her live at an upcoming performance of her one-woman show, What Makes Me Tic.

For more music from Victoria Canal (“Swan Song”), listen to Victoria’s latest EP, Elegy. She joined the Pop-Up Magazine stage hot off her headline Elegy tour and a memorable duet with Chris Martin on “Swan Song.” Martin called the song “one of the best songs ever written.” We agree!

Hermit crab fans, rejoice: You can hear more of Rachael Cusick’s (“Be the Ocean”) reporting from her work as a radio producer at Radiolab. Rachael has produced such memorable episodes as “The Queen of Dying,” about the stages of grief and death. And make it a point to read her Modern Love essay about her relationship with her grandmother.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph (“The Love Movement”) heads from the Pop-Up Magazine stage to touring for The Just and the Blind, a short film series and an evening-length multimedia performance looking at the unseen and under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth and the realities their families face. Joseph’s next piece, Watch Night, inspired by the forgiveness exhibited by the congregation of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, will premiere at The Perelman Center in New York.

Annie Brown (“Blind Date”) has produced some of your favorite podcasts. Have a listen: As a founding producer of The Daily, she helmed the four-part documentary series Odessa about a West Texas high school reopening during the pandemic. She also helped launch the 1619 podcast. Next up, catch her work over at Pineapple Media.

Thanks to the very talented artists and illustrators who helped make tonight’s show beautiful: The Little Labs (“Blind Date” and “Drawing a New Path”), Anuj Shrestha (“Blind Date”), Hokyoung Kim (“The Soldier and the Movie Star”), Jeremy A. Leung (“The Love Movement”), Miranda Bruce (“Sorry, Not Sorry”), Min Heo (“Be the Ocean”), Danie Drankwalter (“Roaring Thirties”), Jordan Kay (“For Black Girls”), and an extra-special thanks to our incredible music director, Minna Choi, and our house band, the Magik*Magik Orchestra.

A special thanks to tonight’s sponsors

Google’s support made tonight’s show more accessible with ASL interpreters (Rorri Burton and Alberto Medero), open-captioning, and audio descriptions. If you enjoyed tonight’s presentation featuring Google’s Brand Studio senior designer Tony Lee, please revisit and share the film A Coda Story. To learn more about Google’s commitment to accessibility, belonging, and influencing the industry to become more accessible, check out their playbook on inclusive marketing.

To learn more about Toni Wilson, Director of Culture and Narrative Shift at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), take a look at her writing on race, gender and body politics. Through her work at GGE, Toni helps support Black girls and gender-expansive young people of color across the country. She also co-hosts the podcast Stay in the Sun, where two Caribbean American Black women discuss politics, pop culture, identity and life as millennial social workers. Follow Toni on Twitter and Instagram. GGE is supported by Fondation CHANEL.

We all have a different definition of success, and there is a whole community on LinkedIn who can help you get there. Get one step closer to unlocking your goals by joining LinkedIn—share what you’re working on, say hello to a new connection, or follow someone in your desired field. You never know what can happen when you take that first step. Join the world’s largest professional community today. To learn more about visual artist Andrea Campos, check out her LinkedIn profile. And don’t miss her illustrations in The New York Times bestselling book Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure, an engaging picture book for young readers that serves as an introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary, brought to life by Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez.

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Thanks to our media and community partners

From our community partner New York magazine: Vulture Festival is back for another beautifully-curated weekend of live panels and events featuring some of your favorites. Scream for O.G. Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis, get an early look at The White Lotus season 2, sing along with John Cameron Mitchel in honor of Hedwig’s 25th anniversary, sit down with Kumail Nanjiani to talk stand-up or get schooled by Emmy-winner Sherly Lee Ralph in conversation with Into It host Sam Sanders. Or, take an acting class with Henry Winkler. No big deal. It all goes down at The Hollywood Roosevelt on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. Get tickets now!

Photographs by Jenna Garrett