Next Wave of Multi-media
If you don’t get California Sunday Magazine, I highly recommend the subscribing to this media outlet. Long form stories by a wide range of impressive journalists who write true stories of interesting life stories, stories of people in today’s world across the globe. That includes a gay men’s choir that has traveled in the South with the hopes that there will be less hatred, to the community of people living in the post world of the California fires, to teens and social media. On top of the publication, there is Pop-Up Magazine which are live performances in theaters across the country where these journalists, authors, and artists read their stories and each is mixed with music and visuals creating a unique multimedia experience.
I went for the first time two years ago (note that I said first time because I will go again and again) in Brooklyn when they first began these performances. It has grown. I saw it again this past week in downtown LA. The stories were different, the journalists and artists were different and even when the show went to NYC the following week, there were a few new ones in the mix. It is ever changing.
In LA, we went with my brother, my sister-in-law and my nieces who are a senior and sophomore in high school. They loved it. The pieces are thought-provoking and they stick with you for days. Hats off to Douglas McGray, the co-founder, and editor-in-chief in creating a platform and elevating it in new ways to explore interesting topics and concepts in print and venues.