3 Things: Clio Chang, Anna Drezen, and Michael Chabon / by Chris Duffy

Happy Saturday!

Every week, I send out an email with my show dates and recommendations of things I think you might enjoy. This morning, I'm writing you from Vancouver. After a month in LA, I'm savoring the rain and a chill in the air. I love it here. Everyone seems to be constantly hiking, biking, and recycling. I've always admired the Pacific Northwest's commitment to environmentalism and comfortable footwear. By the time you read this email, I'll be on a rented electric bike heading towards the Pacific. (Fun fact: the guy at the front desk of my hotel who I rented the bikes from specifically made me sign a form saying I would not "intentionally drive my electric bike into the ocean." So I guess that's a thing that has actually happened at least once before.)

Upcoming Shows
Pop-Up Magazine's Escape Issue 
SOLD OUT Oakland: Saturday, September 21st at the Paramount Theatre
SOLD OUT San Diego: Monday, September 23rd at Observatory North Park
SOLD OUT Los Angeles: Thursday, September 26th at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel
Vancouver: Saturday, September 28th at the Vogue Theatre
SOLD OUT Washington, DC: Monday, October 7th at the Lincoln Theatre
New York: Thursday, October 10th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall
Chicago: Saturday, October 12th at the Athenaeum Theatre
Tickets for all shows on sale here

This week’s list

She's written a celebrity profile of a dog. She's covered New York local politics and Bill de Blasio's failed presidential campaign. She's written about the emotional comforts of a plastic Pikachu. Clio Chang is one of my favorite writers, a fantastic journalist with a killer sense of humor. Now that we're fully entering Fall, I loved reading her ode to hot pot and the Japanese reality show Terrace House (which you already know I'm obsessed with). Hot Pot Season Has Begun 

(For more Clio, check out her piece about how unions could save journalism or that celebrity dog)

Anna Drezen is an author, comedian, and podcast host. She's one of the funniest writers at Saturday Night Live and an incredible standup. Every time I watch Anna perform, I'm amazed by how unique her jokes are, while still having sharp punchlines and clear setups. She's a lovely person who is a master of laughs. Do yourself a favor and watch her late night debut. Anna Drezen on The Late Late Show

Michael Chabon's resignation letter from the board of directors of the Macdowell Colony is a reflection on the place of art in our current political moment. What does it mean to make art when the world is burning? I think he answers the question beautifully. What's the Point? (h/t Judy Cohen)

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