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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: Flashlight

New on Wanderthief: Flashlight

Sometimes you have to look deeper into the dark corners, even if it takes a ballsy line of questioning from someone you hardly to know to show you that they’re there in the first place. Now you know. You can’t run away, can you? Better start brushing off the cobwebs and braving the road of all those questions yet unasked. Who questions the questioner?

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New on Wanderthief: Quasi-cold Non-storm

New on Wanderthief: Quasi-cold Non-storm

I recommitted myself to Wanderthieving once a week in order to strengthen my creative muscles. That means some will be better than others, surely, but since the goal arose out of a recent crisis of creativity that caused me to realize all the juice was drying up, I’m OK with that. Let’s call it greasing the gears and see what happens. This week, some feeling trapped in a very grey, albeit not exactly cold, Las Vegas winter.

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New on Wanderthief: Some Ugly Truths

New on Wanderthief: Some Ugly Truths

In this month’s Create Like Crazy newsletter essay, I wrote about a detour I’ve recently inadvertently taken with my writing. I lost my way a bit and got distracted by wanting to be published and wanting to be read, by wanting to be liked and wanting to be accepted. I told the truth and tackled it the only way I know how. Here’s to what’s up next.

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New on Wanderthief: Canyon Whispers

New on Wanderthief: Canyon Whispers

It’s my first Wanderthief from Las Vegas! And the end of my first full week in town. What have I done in this time? Explored the local cafe scene, naturally, and there’s a lot to learn from just a little bit of eavesdropping. I spend the rest of the time staring at the mountains and soaking up the sun. I consider these all to be very good life choices.

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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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