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Here is another jam-packed full book review by Jamy Ian Swiss, this time covering two new releases: Interpreting Magic and Eugene Burger: From Beyond

Submitted Fri, 01/10/2020

“In 1976, I saw ten minutes of close-up magic that would, literally, change my life.” In this week’s Take Two, discover more about Jamy Ian Swiss’s friendship with Peter Samelson and how that association of more than forty years has born fruit in countless ways. 

Submitted Fri, 01/03/2020

And now, the second half of,  “A Rave of Reviews.” Jamy Ian Swiss covers two books and one essay series highlighting three parts from that series. Needless to say, there is much to discuss, so without any further delay…

Submitted Sun, 12/01/2019

For an epic near-end-of-year column, Jamy Ian Swiss gives wonderfully succinct, but deeply insightful reviews in “A Rave of Reviews.” In fact, there is so much to talk about, we are breaking the giant article into two parts. Check out this jam-packed first half, which covers five titles alone!

Submitted Wed, 11/27/2019

In this installment of Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a slightly different approach and introduces you to his long-time friend and collaborator, Eric Mead—a man who performs beautiful magic, and a man with a lot of ideas. 

Submitted Tue, 10/29/2019

Steve Spill is a very funny guy and now, a serious writer. What did our reviewer think about Spill’s latest book? “I simply don’t know of a better book of real-world counsel on what it takes to perform professionally...”

Submitted Sun, 09/15/2019

Meet one magic’s favorite sons: a veteran pro, a tremendously talented sleight-of-hand artist, and a magicians’ magician, John Carney.

Submitted Fri, 08/23/2019

What did reviewer Jamy Ian Swiss think of it? “The Magic Rainbow is the most profound, extraordinary, and essential works of conjuring literature that I have read in a very long time.”

Submitted Mon, 07/22/2019

There is no other magician quite like Rocco. Learn more about this unusual and creative performer as Jamy Ian Swiss introduces you to the Rocco Experience.

Submitted Mon, 07/08/2019

In this week’s Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss showcases one of magic’s all-time greats—Juan Tamariz. Tamariz has had a profound influence on more than one generation of magicians. Find out what makes him so especial.

Submitted Wed, 06/05/2019

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