What makes a legend, well, a legend? Jamy Ian Swiss looks at one such celebrated and revered magician, the remarkable Michael Skinner.
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.
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.
Take Two treats you to a master class session on the Not So Ancient, Maybe Not So Chinese, Linking Rings. Learn the value of presenting classics of magic.
In this week's instalment, Jamy explores the magical innovations of a true creative genius, French magician, Gaëtan Bloom.
This week, Jamy Ian Swiss reflects on an extraordinary pair of performers, “who blasted the doors off of Las Vegas to make way for the revolution in magic’s popularity”—the dynamic team known as Siegfried & Roy.
Although card flourishes have been a part of card magic for a long time, the world of cardistry is relatively young. But is it magic or juggling? Or both?
Meet Jean Valton, an early star of “manipulative” magic and a talent who took the international magic competition scene by storm in the 1940s.
On Friday, February 24, I lost not one, but two friends, colleagues, and artistic influences. In this week's Take Two I offer commentary and condolence.