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This part of the site includes (via the buttons above or the hyperlinks below):

  • Lessons and Learning
    Including the entire content of my 1987 Genii cover issue, with essays and conversations about my approach to lessons and the teaching of sleight-of-hand magic. And right here are links to essays by two students:
  • Card Clinic
    Several years ago I produced a series of intensive 3-day seminars about sleight-of-hand magic. The Card Clinics were held in New York City, Santa Barbara, and Cincinnati, featuring Roberto Giobbi as my co-instructor, along with surprise feature lecturers including Herb Zarrow, Howard Schwartzman, Harry Riser, and John Thompson. Close-up Clinic was held in Philadelphia where I was joined by David Ben, with a guest lecture by Scotty York. And Stack Clinic was held in Las Vegas with my colleague Michael Close, and featured a guest lecture by Eric Mead. Read about these memorable events, the profound impact and experience of the attendees, and see photos in the galleries.
  • Photo Galleries
    These photo galleries include magic conventions, magician friends and colleagues, and also a feature gallery along with my comments from the season I served as a writer and magic designer for the Penn & Teller television series, Sin City Spectacular on the FX Channel.
  • Unpublished Reviews
    Here you can read a few reviews that somehow never made it to the pages of Genii during my 18-year tenure as book reviewer.

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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