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Spending time with Luis, I quickly became aware of his intelligence, passion, knowledge of magic, and what I can only describe as a deeply artistic spirit. He is very much a product of the influence of Tamariz and the Spanish School, but also, like Juan, he has tremendous experience as both a stage and television performer.

Submitted Wed, 01/10/2018

"When it comes to card magic at the dawn of the twenty-first century, it’s the Spaniards’ world, and we just live in it. ... Woody Aragón is an innovative thinker about card magic, deeply influenced by his mentor Tamariz, but like a number of these creative acolytes, he has developed a substantial body of original work, and is an accomplished performer in live venues and on television in his native Spain."

Submitted Thu, 12/14/2017

This is in fact a set of two books, written by Mike Caveney, and issued together as a package. ... They comprise a record of his entire body of work as a performer—his creative performing legacy—and deliver an invaluable and timeless collection for present and future generations of magic and magicians. And they are a joy to read.

Submitted Wed, 09/13/2017

Get an early preview of two soon-to-be-released titles from Ben Earl—Less is More (book) and Real Ace Cutting (DVD): “Both are filled with techniques that are sophisticated, utilitarian, and well described, while being executed by an accomplished expert.”

Submitted Tue, 04/11/2017

Detailed reviews by Jamy Ian Swiss of not one but two recent titles by Roberto Giobbi: Stand-Up Card Magic and Hidden Agenda.

Submitted Tue, 02/28/2017

In this month's Lyon's Den feature, Jamy Ian Swiss dives into the thoughtful and textured plots and innovative methods of So Sato, Discover "The Secrets of So Sato" by So Sato and Richard Kaufman.

Submitted Wed, 02/01/2017

In this month's book review for the Lyons Den, Jamy Ian Swiss offers a thorough and candid review of The Jerx, Volume One.

Submitted Tue, 11/29/2016

Jamy Ian Swiss kicks off his first review for the Lyons Den with an in-depth look at The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc.

Submitted Fri, 10/21/2016

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