New for Genii Online: Bringing Coney Island's Magical History to Life at the Brooklyn Public Library

New for Genii Online: Bringing Coney Island's Magical History to Life at the Brooklyn Public Library

It was great fun to attend an event at the Brooklyn Public Library last month, featuring Herb Scher, Richard Cohn, Mark Mitton, and George Schindler in a moderated panel discussion about Coney Island's magical history. In this feature for Genii Online, I dug deeper with these magicians and historians to find out why Coney Islands has its hooks in us all.

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New for Genii Online: Deaf Magician Sam Sandler Aims to Inspire Audiences and Advocate for Accessibility

New for Genii Online: Deaf Magician Sam Sandler Aims to Inspire Audiences and Advocate for Accessibility

For a feature in GeniiOnline, I got to interview Sandler about how his show, his process, and his approach to magic have all changed in the decade since he started performing as a completely deaf magician. He opened up about how hard those first couple of years were and how it took hitting rock bottom to start turning things around, transforming his experience of deafness from an insurmountable obstacle to just another part of his beautiful ongoing story.

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New for Genii Online: Torkova Puts Stuttering Center Stage in A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat

New for Genii Online: Torkova Puts Stuttering Center Stage in A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat

I grew up watching Bobby Torkova perform his silent act at Monday Night Magic in New York City. But mesmerized by his mastery of the classics and won over by his old school stage charm, I never realized that until this year I'd never heard Torkova speak. In his new show, A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat, Torkova overcomes his stutter to infuse the telling of his own life story with the gems of magic that made him the performer he is today.

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New on Wanderthief: Water To A Fish

New on Wanderthief: Water To A Fish

Wanderthief this week is a short look at my upcoming move. I'm only skipping over the imaginary line dividing one Brooklyn neighborhood from the next, but the change in scenery is making the switch feel like a grand adventure. A new stoop! My very own street-facing window! From one fishbowl to the next, with a little bit of tank-scrubbing in the process.

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New on Wanderthief: Someone's Always Watching

New on Wanderthief: Someone's Always Watching

This week's Wanderthief essay was about my morning spent at the cafe surrounded, mysteriously, by little girls and young women, all watching each other, all watching the world happen. Sometimes Wanderthief is internal and sometimes it's external, but most of all, for me, it blurs the line. How would you behave if you knew the world was paying attention?

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New for i-D/VICE: Yasmeen Mjalli and BabyFist Denim

New for i-D/VICE: Yasmeen Mjalli and BabyFist Denim

I was very excited to work with i-D on this interview with Yasmeen Mjalli, the Palestinian-American artist, activist, and entrepreneur behind BabyFist Denim. At 21 years old, Mjalli was surprised to find herself working full-time to create a community where Palestinian women and Arab women around the world could wrestle with some of the otherwise taboo topics that impact their daily lives. We talked about social entrepreneurship, balancing feminist identity with Arab identity, and the challenges of activism in Occupied Palestine.

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New for Format Magazine: The Best Photography Contests and Prizes in 2018

New for Format Magazine: The Best Photography Contests and Prizes in 2018

I created this round-up of 2018's best photography contests, prizes, and awards for Format Magazine, a hub for inspiration, creativity, and conversation around all kinds of artistic disciplines. Contests are scheduled throughout the year and include opportunities around the world and across all genres of photography. Format is also an online portfolio platform for photographers and artists looking to organize and display their work in a professional, visually attractive way.

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New on Wanderthief: This Mess of Mine

New on Wanderthief: This Mess of Mine

Once a month I send out a Tinyletter called Create Like Crazy. Each dispatch includes links to some of the wonderful things I've been reading and my published work for the past month, all capped off with some kind of personal essay. For March, I wrote about when life feels like a mess, the pendulum between feast and famine as a freelancer, and crafting identity out of my very varied interests.

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New for Morsel New York: Blue Marble Ice Cream

New for Morsel New York: Blue Marble Ice Cream

Morsel New York just published my feature on Blue Marble Dreams, the nonprofit arm of Blue Marble Ice Cream helping local communities open their own ice cream shops in countries like Haiti and Rwanda. I spoke to Blue Marble's co-founder and CEO, Jennie Dundas, about running the business, sharing the dream, and why something as simple as ice cream can make a big difference.

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New for Genii Online: Discover Magic and Minky Woodcock

New for Genii Online: Discover Magic and Minky Woodcock

Last week, GeniiOnline published two feature stories I've been working on for the past couple of months. First up is Discover Magic, an educational curriculum designed to teach kids lifelong social skills through magic tricks instead of the other way around. Followed by my profile on Cynthia von Buhler, the highly talented multi-hyphenate artist and writer behind a new comic book called Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini.

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