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Pop-Up Magazine and ESPN The Magazine Treat New York Right

Sorry for the image quality, we weren't technically allowed to take pictures. The risks we take for you!

Last night we had the pleasure of witnessing Pop-up Magazine’s first “live issue” in New York. The collaboration with ESPN The Magazine didn’t disappoint. We didn’t quite know what to expect when the lights went down in NYU’s Skirball Center for The Performing Arts, because, well, what the hell is a “live magazine?” Turns out, it’s a lot of fun.

The evening featured a slew of presenters, and each person performed an original piece for that night only. Much like a magazine, it began with shorter performances in the beginning, with longer pieces to follow.

The best part about the night was how each piece was so personalized. There was “Data,” by Neil Janowitz. The stage was completely dark, aside from a long beam of light. Then, from out of nowhere, Janowitz ran – in tiny shorts – and jumped across the beam. The reason? He was illustrating how long the world record for the long jump was.

“How-To,” by Alyssa Roenigk, was a short about the best way for fans to streak sporting events. For that, a man ran through the crowd in just a thong. Highlight or lowlight – you decide.

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ESPN The Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine Come to New York

On May 11th, ESPN The Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine – an orginization that puts on live, one night only “magazines” – will perform at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Perfoming Arts.

Here’s how it works: A mix of writers, filmmakers, photographers and artists all unveil new pieces, live on stage, in the format of a magazine. Some of the people contributing include ESPN analyst Jay BilasNew Yorker writer William Finnegan, ESPN writer Katie Baker, artist Andrew KuoFound magazine creator Davy RothbartESPN The Magazine writer Alyssa Roenigk, and New York Times Magazine writer Jon Mooallem.

Sounds pretty cool, right? Well we think so, which is why we’re going. You should too. Tickets are $25, and go on sale this Thursday at noon.