Pop-Up Magazine isn't something you page through on the train or scroll through on your phone. Every issue of the magazine is a live performance, one night only, bringing together documentarians, writers of all kinds, photographers, and radio folks for a 90-minute show. The issue "unfolds like a magazine," with short bits first and longer pieces following. Pop-Up doesn't record the show and they don't put anything online, so if you're not there, you've missed it. Next Wednesday, March 17, Pop-Up presents the first staging of their shorter between-issue series, Sidebar, in the atrium of the SFMOMA.
It's hard to start a business in the Bay Area. And even harder to make it successful. We're inspired by the couples who have done it together and have decided to highlight them every week in our "Bay Area Power Couples" blog series.
Talk about a power couple: Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith fearlessly helm both the adorable, creatively-curated Curiosity Shoppe on Valencia St. and the city's feather-ruffling new media experience Pop-Up Magazine as creative directors. Their biggest and most exciting project yet? Read and find out!
Tickets for Pop-Up Magazine's just-announced 4th performance will go on sale this Thursday at 12 pm. The last go-around sold out in less than an hour, so we'd recommend setting a reminder to snatch some up.
For those of you who don't know what Pop-Up Magazine is all about, meander over to our last-October write-up on the phenomenon. The concept is basically a magazine-turned-performance, with short pieces up front, longer features at the end. It's the brainchild of Douglas McGray, Pop-Up's "editor-in-chief" and contributor to both This American Life and The New Yorker.