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"I adored watching Slydini perform; I never tired of the experience in the slightest. I knew his repertoire inside and out, yet I could often be fooled in the moment by his superb technique, his stellar command, his charismatic persona, and perhaps above all, his absolute mastery of the art and craft of misdirection."

Submitted Fri, 07/07/2017

A magician "with arms the size of your head sporting Navy tattoos. But at the end of those arms were hands that were as skilled as any in the history of sleight-of-hand magic."

Submitted Tue, 07/04/2017

In 1978 Jamy Ian Swiss thought "I may not know who this guy is, but I know I just saw one of the world’s greatest magicians."

Submitted Fri, 06/23/2017

The Canadian cardician who became known as “The Charming Cheat.” This week’s Take Two looks at the masterful sleight-of-hand of the late Martin Nash. 

Submitted Thu, 06/08/2017

Joseph Dunninger said, “If there’s a better all round magician I have yet to discover him!” Find out who he was talking about in this week’s instalment of Take Two.

Submitted Fri, 06/02/2017

A closer look at the magnetic and unforgettable character who had Jamy Ian Swiss "repeatedly fooled, up, down and sideways." Dive into the magical world of Del Ray. 

Submitted Mon, 05/29/2017

He's so good, we need another look! See a trio of clips in the Lyons Den for this week's Take Two, featuring the exceptional close-up magic of Albert Goshman.

Submitted Thu, 05/18/2017

Who is the greatest close-up magic entertainer you’ve seen? Tough one? Not for Lyons Den author, Jamy Ian Swiss. Meet his favorite in this week’s Take Two.

Submitted Thu, 05/11/2017

A masterful and inventive sleight-of-hand artist who redefined close-up magic for a generation of performers in New York City and around the world. Taking a closer look at Derek Dingle.

Submitted Fri, 05/05/2017

What makes a legend, well, a legend? Jamy Ian Swiss looks at one such celebrated and revered magician, the remarkable Michael Skinner. 

Submitted Thu, 04/27/2017

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