Writing

New for Genii Magazine: Connie Boyd's Signature Feminine Twists

New for Genii Magazine: Connie Boyd's Signature Feminine Twists

My brief profile on groundbreaking magician Connie Boyd ran as an interior feature in the July issue of Genii Magazine. Since she was one of the first female performers to change the face of the Las Vegas magician in the 1980s, Connie Boyd’s lasting stage career has been star-studded and highlight-filled. She has recently decided to pass on the magic wand, as it were, transitioning from performing to her new focus: designing and directing shows, producing and consulting, and, most notably, mentoring new female talent in the magic world.

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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 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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New for OUT FRONT: Theatrical Mustang Woodzick

New for OUT FRONT: Theatrical Mustang Woodzick

I interviewed multi-hyphenate theatrical powerhouse Woodzick for OUT FRONT Magazine’s January arts and culture issue. Woodzick talked about establishing their identity and founding the Non-Binary Monologues Project, but they also dropped some gems about using our privilege for good, combatting ambassador fatigue, and how allies can do better in their support of trans and non-binary communities.

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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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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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