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 on Wanderthief: Broken or fixed?

New on Wanderthief: Broken or fixed?

Wanderthief isn’t over yet, but it’s headed in that direction. I’m working on some kind of a conclusion for this project, an effort that has been part of my thinking and my identity for more than a third of my life. In the meantime, I have a lot of feelings about what it is and what it has become, and what it will be like to live the rest of my life without it. I have a lot of feelings about everything. Wasn’t that the point?

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New on Wanderthief: Moin moin

New on Wanderthief: Moin moin

I really don’t understand why I like this place so much, but here I am loving it. There’s an energetic comfort that sets in—or doesn’t—before any cognitive evaluation can take place. I don’t speak a word of German, plus Hamburg has its own slangy dialect going on, and I have no connection to being here that would give me any insight into local culture or mannerisms or flows of regular life. I’m totally out of place. But I’m really, really digging it.

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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 on Wanderthief: Hard Compromise

New on Wanderthief: Hard Compromise

I actually wrote something else entirely when I sat down to this month’s Create Like Crazy essay. But what came out was more than Wanderthief. It was work closer to what I’ve wanted to make for a very long time but never quite knew how. That felt good, and also confusing, and also confronting, because after those few thousand words I knew I had to sit down and write something else, a few thousand more, and make them worth it. So I dug in deep and I found this, a little truth that was as scary to tell as it was an honest thing for me to explore right now. I hope you enjoy it. As always, thank you for reading.

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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 on Wanderthief: Ambivalent

New on Wanderthief: Ambivalent

I arrived in Granada a few days ago, and in my first Wanderthief from this trip to Spain I wonder what I’m doing here, what I’m looking for, and what I want. What’s home, anyway? Does it have to be a place? Life on the road feels correct to me, but there’s definitely something missing, another something correct, and the two valences are pulling me in opposite directions.

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