What I've Been Working On: A Wanderthief Anthology

What I've Been Working On: A Wanderthief Anthology

A Wanderthief Anthology is on its way. Get on the list to be the first to hear announcements about the collection’s release . In addition to snagging your own copy, which I hope you do, if you’re interested in supporting the project in any way or if you have hopes, expectations, or suggestions for how it should turn out, I’m all ears.

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What I've Been Working On: Genii Magazine Associate Editor & "The Eye"

What I've Been Working On: Genii Magazine Associate Editor & "The Eye"

This isn’t particularly exciting unless you’re a magician, but I’ve recently joined Genii Magazine’s masthead as an Associate Editor. Genii is the longest-running international print publication dedicated to magicians and the art of magic. I’ve taken over a longstanding column called “The Eye,” a monthly roundup of magic news from around the world.

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New for Wine4Food: Going Out For Tapas in Granada Means Ordering Drinks, Not Food

New for Wine4Food: Going Out For Tapas in Granada Means Ordering Drinks, Not Food

Here’s an excerpt of my piece on Granadino tapas that just came out in Wine4Food. Yes, what you’ve heard is true, at most tapas bars in Granada, tapas come with your drinks. And ordering a drink, lingering over crusts of bread and pools of oil and salty local ham, forces even the most high-speed New Yorker to soak up the moment and treat a meal the way the Spaniards do—as an experience.

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New for Magenta: Meet the Street Artist Restoring New York's Punk Rock Edge

New for Magenta: Meet the Street Artist Restoring New York's Punk Rock Edge

Do you appreciate art less when it's hanging on the side of a building instead of on the wall of an established gallery? Do you appreciate art more when you know who made it, where they trained and how much they're worth?

Dee Dee considers this her first in-depth interview. We talked about process, catching ideas, and the importance of the right workspace set up. Regardless of whether or not she ever decides to reveal her identity to the public, her art is powerful and her philosophies about what makes an artist are worth considering.

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New for MUM: Mario Marchese: Magic's Punk Rock Peter Pan Philosopher

New for MUM: Mario Marchese: Magic's Punk Rock Peter Pan Philosopher

There is a prevailing opinion in the magic world (and possibly also beyond it) that kids’ magicians aren’t real magicians. The stigma runs deep and has unfortunately been proven many times over by hack birthday party performers and uninspired uncles wearing bad clown makeup (an embarrassment to magicians and clowns alike, surely). But Mario Marchese is special. Even though he wanted to be the next Copperfield or Blaine when he fell in love with magic in his 20’s, late for most working pros, he was also smart and sensitive enough to pay attention to the truth that revealed itself to him in his dreams.

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New for Genii Magazine: Everybody Loves Jen Kramer

New for Genii Magazine: Everybody Loves Jen Kramer

The first thing you’ll notice about Jen Kramer is that she is nice. It’s a Midwestern kind of nice that I don’t understand, and of which I am deeply suspicious. Jen is also not from the Midwest, she’s from Long Island. What gives? In the end, she convinced me that the nice is real, and so is her impenetrable positivity. She’s really like that, even when no one’s looking, even when she’s alone. Jen is currently headlining her own show at the Westgate in Las Vegas, and is working to make a name for herself as a woman in magic riding the wave of diversity and inclusion drenching every industry and art, it would seem.

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New for Forbes: Why IoT Devices Are Expanding Their Interactivity

New for Forbes: Why IoT Devices Are Expanding Their Interactivity

I’ve been working on this Forbes Tech Council article with Wibbitz CEO Zohar Dayan and the company’s content team for a few months now. With a core focus on expanding what video means to brands and publishers, Wibbitz looks closely at how hardware trends and shifts in the technology industry are building a deeper, more actionable context around everyone’s favorite buzzphrase: pivot to video.

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