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This week's Take Two features one of the greatest illusionist magic has known, Richiardi, Jr. Born Aldo Izquierdo Colosi—third generation magician of a Peruvian family, and the third to take on the stage name of “Richiardi.” 

Submitted Fri, 12/30/2016

In the December Lyon's Den feature, Jamy Ian Swiss reviews The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi by Stephen Minch, and explores the  innovative methods, clever sleight-of-hand, and magical plots created by the Italian maestro of close-up magic, Vanni Bossi. 

Submitted Sun, 12/25/2016

In this week's Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss explores the work of an “engaging, memorable, riveting, hilarious and amazing” performer: the master, Bob Cassidy. 

Submitted Fri, 12/23/2016

In this week's Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss puts focus on the creative, comical and magical genius of his dear friend, Steve Spill. 

Submitted Fri, 12/16/2016

This week for Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss spotlights one of the last of the great nightclub-era magicians, Roy Benson. Discover why Benson was so influential and what made him extraordinary.

Submitted Fri, 12/09/2016

It's time to Take Two and this week, Jamy Ian Swiss pauses to reflect on Eugene Burger, one of the most influential performers, writers, lecturers and teachers, of and about close-up magic in the past thirty years.

Submitted Fri, 12/02/2016

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

Welcome to the debut of Take Two! Every Friday, Jamy Ian Swiss will be posting a pair of magic performance videos, accompanied by commentary. Here is the first post which looks at the Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper.

Submitted Fri, 10/28/2016

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
The Lyons Den, a column by Jamy Ian Swiss

Magicana is pleased to announce the Lyons Den, a new column of commentary and reviews by Jamy Ian Swiss.

Submitted Wed, 10/19/2016

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