Bored Magician 3.16.2017
Derek Delgaudio in the New York Times
Jonah Weiner | New York Times
"DelGaudio, who is 32, has lived in Los Angeles since his 20s. A few years ago, Disney charged him with brainstorming magic-based attractions for its theme parks. He also worked as a consultant on Christopher Nolan’s magic-focused film, “The Prestige,” and, for one stage show, as an assistant to the masterful Ricky Jay, who turned his own prodigious gifts for banter and prestidigitation — not to mention an encyclopedic knowledge of magic history — into a run of hit shows and beloved books. Jay gave magic a newfound degree of artistic respectability, a feat that DelGaudio wants to achieve, too, in his own way. His admirers have come to include magicians’ magicians, like Eric Mead and Michael Weber, a mentor and business partner of Jay’s who told me, “When it comes to a deck of playing cards, I’d put Derek up against almost anyone.”"
Magical Thinking in the New Yorker
Reading is often the best cure for begin a #BoredMagician. The New Yorker has assembled some of its pieces related to magic and magicians. According to David Remnick:
Magic is alluring twice over. Watching a great trick, you think, How did they do that? Then—if you’re a certain kind of person—you wonder, Could I do it, too? The thrill of mystery meets the promise of mastery. This week, we bring you stories about magicians, their craft, and their fans.