“If you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.”– Katherine Hepburn “It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s whether I win or lose”– A Wise Guy Spade & Archer Henchman Before Hurricane Katerina blew into the Big Easy five years ago, blowing away in the process Harry Anderson’s “dreamy situation,” he had […]
Connectivity is one of today’s ruling buzzwords. By the time you read this installment, the Essential Magic Conference will be history. This will have been an explosive experiment in “connectivity” and will usher in a new era in how magicians will learn, share, and collaborate. This of course should not suggest that the old-style magic […]
ROCK ON#4May – 2010 Old-timers are told they have too much free time. The chide goes something like this: “After all, how long does it take to refill prescription drugs, walk your dog, locate misplaced objects, restring a yo-yo, read your local Ring Report in The Linking Ring, and reconstruct the 21-Card Trick?” They are […]
ROCK ON – 3 April 2010 – Jon Racherbaumer TONY SLYDINI (September 1, 1900 – January 15th, 1991) Slydini was a rarity. One of the downsides of being one of a kind is that when a rarity passes from the scene, he or she is extinct. What remains for a while are fragments and shadows. […]
ROCK ON – Jon Racherbaumer I am very proud and fortunate to have my good friend and respected magician/author – Jon Racherbaumer, providing contributions for Stevens Magic Emporium. Jon and I have a long, rich history and I have always admired his sharp mind and wit. The man is exceptionally well read and equally talented […]
Columnist: Simon Lovell By Simon Lovell and Ned the Lemming Just recently I happened to be down in New Orleans for a corporate gig celebrating the merger of Coopers and Lybrand with Price Waterhouse. Arriving the evening before I hooked up with Johnny Rock for an evening of fun, frivolity, fine Cajun food (loved that […]
Columnist: Mike Rogers SHOES By Mike Rogers The French Quarter in New Orleans is a haven for street entertainers. Some are good, some are bad, and many are terrible. Still, once you work your way through the rubber twisters and the spaced out bums there’s lots of enjoyable folks to see and hear. Magicians come […]
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