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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

The continuation of Jamy Ian Swiss’ exploration of modern magic busking—that is, street magic—and how those traditions have forged some of magic’s more memorable performers.

Submitted Fri, 04/14/2017

This week's Take Two looks at performers whose "stage" is the street—from 1502, to the 1970s, and right up to the present day. 

Submitted Fri, 04/07/2017

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