It's back, Pop-Up Magazine is back! Our favorite (and perhaps the only) live magazine experience returns to L.A. next month as part of a national fall tour. Pop-Up Magazine will be at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday, November 3. Tickets go on sale today (Thursday, October 13) at noon PST.
If you haven't been yet, let us explain:
Pop-Up Magazine brings together the best kinds of creatives—writers, artists, photographers, Oscar-winning filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, popular radio and podcast hosts, puppeteers, the list goes on—and puts them onstage to share and discuss their work through vivid multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and often an original score performed live by Pop-Up's musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra. All pieces performed at the show are new and unpublished, either created for the event or as part of a larger ongoing project. This means getting a first look at work from some of the biggest names in fiction, photography, film and more. It's "work everyone else will start hearing about a year from now," according to senior editor Pat Walters. Also, nothing is recorded, so everything shared is a one-time only creative experience. The night ends with both audience and performers gathered around the theater bar to talk and toast.
This time around—Pop-Up's fifth L.A. show—you can expect to see prize-worthy pieces from the following:
Ira Madison, culture writer at MTV News and co-host of MTV’s Speed Dial
Stephanie Foo, producer of This American Life
Lam Thuy Vo, reporter and visual journalist who covers economics, culture and social justice issues. She especially enjoys digging into social and other web-based data, which she is currently doing for BuzzFeed's Open Lab in San Francisco.
Mychal Denzel Smith, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute. His debut memoir, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, is a New York Times Bestseller
Jordan Kisner, writer for the Guardian, N+1, New York Magazine; winner of the 2016 Pushcart Prize and 2016 Best American Essays
Joshuah Bearman, writer (the Wired story that became Argo, Rolling Stone, Harper's) and co-founder of Epic Magazine
Jamie Meltzer, documentary filmmaker
Josh Kun, author and music critic, 2016 MacArthur Grant winner
Los Jornaleros del Norte, a band comprised of former and working day laborers based in Los Angeles. The band accompanies communities of migrant workers to marches and protests, using music to document their fight for visibility, full inclusion and equality in the US.
Ben and Rhonda Partain, essayists
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