What I've Been Working On: Magic Live in Las Vegas, Nevada

What I've Been Working On: Magic Live in Las Vegas, Nevada

I spent last week on a whirlwind trip through Las Vegas, Nevada. Since I first started planning the trip, there was something about it that I could feel but not explain. It's a familiar sensation—the same gut instinct that sent me to Ibiza and to Sydney. There's still a lot of Vegas that I haven't seen, and I'm already planning to return sooner rather than later. With that said, I did manage to do some damage.

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New for Forbes: Why Today's Work Climate Sucks

New for Forbes: Why Today's Work Climate Sucks

Barely half of the American workforce reported job satisfaction in a recent study. Why are people hating their jobs, and what are we going to do to fix the problem? The article digs into the future of work, and why quick fixes like happy hours and gym memberships won't plug the systemic problems plaguing work culture today.

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New for Wibbitz: Long, Short, or Micro-video?

New for Wibbitz: Long, Short, or Micro-video?

In the last of my content marketing work for Wibbitz, we dug into the many different ways brands and publishers can make video work for their specific goals. Building brand awareness, increasing audience engagement, and establishing thought leadership are all powerful ideas, but the roads leading to the realization of each goal are decidedly different. Customizing the length, style, tone, and format of your videos will help get your business from here to there.

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New on Wanderthief: Say Yes and See What Happens

New on Wanderthief: Say Yes and See What Happens

Big things are happening, and even though I'm not entirely sure where it's all heading, I think a lot of the changes happening in my life right now—personally, professionally, psychically—are at the very least related to all my saying "yes" of late. Just going for it, and seeing what happens. Showing up. That's what this month's Create Like Crazy newsletter essay was all about, and I'm grateful to everyone who's been writing me to say they could relate. Saying yes is easy. Then you have to deliver.

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What I've Been Working On: Contest of Magic in Orlando, Florida

What I've Been Working On: Contest of Magic in Orlando, Florida

I just got back from attending the annual SAM National Convention in Orlando, Florida. For the uninitiated, "SAM" stands for the Society of American Magicians. They bill themselves as the oldest magic society in the world, heralding a star-studded lineage dating back to 1902 with the likes of Harry Houdini, Harry Kellar, and Howard Thurston joining and leading their ranks.

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New on Wanderthief: Life in Both Directions

New on Wanderthief: Life in Both Directions

For this month's Create Like Crazy newsletter I wrote an essay about knowing I don't know much. At a certain point in my young adult life I would have been infuriated by anyone treating me like a child. But getting on in years has only served to prove how little I know, how little I'll ever know, and how ok that really is.

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New for Forbes: How To Find And Hire Quality Freelancers For Your Team

New for Forbes: How To Find And Hire Quality Freelancers For Your Team

I've been working with InterimCMO founder Megan Groves on her thought leadership series for the Forbes Agency Council. In this one, she dives head first into the world of freelancing, both for freelancers themselves and for the brands, companies, and agencies that hire them. Not all freelancers are created equal—identify and retain the right creative talent from the start.

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New on Wanderthief: The Balances

New on Wanderthief: The Balances

This month's Create Like Crazy newsletter featured an essay all about balance. What is it, if balance is even an "it" to be found? Is balance the thing, or the act? I have more questions than answers, as usual, but as I've been looking at my own handling of the ups and downs of life this piece is the latest result of that looking. I hope you like it.

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New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Portrait Photographer Aundre Larrow

New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Portrait Photographer Aundre Larrow

This was the second time I've gotten to interview Aundre Larrow about his photography, his creative process, and his dreams of world domination. When I wrote about him in Format Magazine, Aundre was somewhere in the middle of his year-long Adobe Creative Residency and was knee-deep in his thesis project, Stories From Here. Now with the Residency behind him, Aundre is doing everything he can to ride the wave to the top, and to to turn his newfound popularity into a powerful platform for positive change.

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New for Genii Online: Patrick Terry Takes Us Inside the Magician's Studio with On-stage Interviews

New for Genii Online: Patrick Terry Takes Us Inside the Magician's Studio with On-stage Interviews

There are plenty of chances to see magic in New York City, but Patrick Terry's Magic Hour series takes audiences for a tour behind the curtain, as it were. Each headlining performer will follow a full parlor set with an on-stage interview led by producer Patrick Terry, who is also an actor and performer in his own right.

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New for Genii Online: Experimental Magic Flourishes at Long Island City's Amazeballs

New for Genii Online: Experimental Magic Flourishes at Long Island City's Amazeballs

Some shows are polished and refined. Others are Amazeballs. Eric Dittelman's open mic style playground for magicians, standup comedians, and variety arts acts plays monthly at The Creek & The Cave in Long Island City. It's raunchy and unpredictable, and a total treat to get to see some incredible professional magicians working out new ideas, raw material, and in the works routines live on stage.

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New on Wanderthief: People Seeing

New on Wanderthief: People Seeing

People can be very confusing. I've been doing a lot of people watching lately, and then overthinking, as I do. There's a difference between watching and seeing, I think. And a difference between seeing and understanding. Seeing and being seen are so integral to our humanity. I wonder if we can ever realize how much of our lives we spend, either implicitly or overtly, in search of one or the other.

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New for Athleta Magazine: He's Got Hands

New for Athleta Magazine: He's Got Hands

Athleta Magazine is a biannual magazine printed in Verona, Italy all about sports, culture, and art. For the magazine's third issue, I collaborated with photographer Alessandro Simonetti on He's Got Hands, an essay about handball as the democratization of sport on the streets of New York. In photos and in words (printed in English and translated into Italian) we crafted a snapshot of handball at the legendary West 4th Street Cage.

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New on Wanderthief: Dark and out of Sync

New on Wanderthief: Dark and out of Sync

My own creative nonfiction and lyric essay writing has been more of a struggle lately than it was in the past. I'm not sure if who I am is changing or my voice is changing. Is it my writing? Is it my thinking? Is it my brain? As usual, I came up with more questions than answers for my May essay in the Create Like Crazy newsletter I send out monthly.

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