New on Wanderthief: Reminders

New on Wanderthief: Reminders

I wrote a short Wanderthief about my experience of the weird turn to winter in this town. I’ll be leaving NYC soon, spending most of the rest of 2018 on the West Coast and abroad, and I’ve got a lot of feelings about it. Feelings? Concerns, questions, nerves. Anxieties. There’s some sun in there too, I promise. Things have been looking a little dark lately and I only know how to be honest about it, but what’s that saying? The darkest hour is just before… that old chestnut.

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New for Magenta: YouTube Magician Chris Ramsay On Learning To Say No

New for Magenta: YouTube Magician Chris Ramsay On Learning To Say No

When I heard Huge was looking beyond the strict professional design community for their series on creative process, I was eager to introduce them to a few creative minds from the magic world. They just published this interview I did with YouTuber, magician, and all-around creator Chris Ramsay, and he dug deep to share some gems that can be applied to any kind of creative life.

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New on Wanderthief: To Be Seen

New on Wanderthief: To Be Seen

I met a couple of famous people last night and they kept using my name. They dropped my name in every sentence, casually, naturally, as if we were old friends. If it was nothing more than a strategy they have developed over the years, then it’s a strategy that works. Is that as personal as an interaction can be? A name, an unchosen word to which we attach decades of identity, a marker of who we are that, for most of us, lasts from birth until death without ever changing?

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New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Visual Storyteller Quetzal Maucci

New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Visual Storyteller Quetzal Maucci

Quetzal Maucci calls herself a visual storyteller intentionally to separate herself from traditional news media and photojournalists. Documentary photography isn’t always about telling an authentic, profound story, but for Quetzal that’s the art that really matters. She tackles immigration, identity, sexuality, and health in her work, often investigating the questions she faces personally in her own life through broader artistic projects.

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What I've been working on: Sermostudio

What I've been working on: Sermostudio

I started Sermostudio about a year ago with the goal of supporting the brilliant, creative, and innovative entrepreneurs and founders around the world who are interested in expanding their business models to the United States.

Why is it correct that the average American consumer dismisses a brand based on its less-than-perfect English copywriting, when English is probably that team’s second, third, or even fourth language?

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What I've Been Working On: Tricked

What I've Been Working On: Tricked

For the past three months, I've been working on the magic team for a TV show called Tricked. Magician Eric Leclerc pranks, fools, and tricks innocent people all over the city with hidden camera magic that they, of course, don't realize is magic. In bookstores and cupcake shops, bakeries and hardware stores, magic is indistinguishable from reality, at least until the big reveal.

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New on Wanderthief: From the Spine

New on Wanderthief: From the Spine

I hesitated to publish this month's Create Like Crazy essay, which ended up being the best kind of irony. My imposter syndrome got loud, along with all my insecurities—What if it's too direct? Too personal? What if they don't like it? What if they don't like me? That hesitation seemed as good a reason as any to gather up my courage, straighten out, and hit send. Maybe we're not meant to make ourselves smaller for the timid masses.

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New for News Deeply: BuildPalestine's Alternative Aid Paradigm

New for News Deeply: BuildPalestine's Alternative Aid Paradigm

It's been months in the making so I'm very excited to share this News Deeply article about BuildPalestine. Combining classic crowdfunding (across risky borders for international donors) with crowdsolving and crowdbuilding solutions, the platform contributes to building a more robust and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem to support founders in Palestine and the Occupied Territories.

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New for Playboy: Cannabis-Infused Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

New for Playboy: Cannabis-Infused Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Lonn “Big Lonn” Howard and Matt “Mighty Matt” Staudt, both equal parts passionate martial artists and cannabis activists, are the founders of High Rollerz BJJ. The tournament shines a light on Howard and Staudt's brand of cannabis-infused jiu jitsu, aiming to destigmatize cannabis use at the highest level of athletic performance.

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