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Genii Volume 68 (2005) by Richard Kaufman

January 2005 - December 2005
Richard Kaufman, Editor

1432 pages

  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 1 - January 2005 - 120 pages
  2. Cover - Kalin & Jinger
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Austin Dobson's Remark
    • Parasites and Precursors
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. The Genii Session - Roberto Giobbi
    • More Study of Magic Literature: The Vernon Chronicles 2
  9. The Inside Story - Mark Wilson
    • Number 11 - The Vanishing Automobile
  10. Supernatural Chicago - Reviewed by Eugene Burger
  11. Going, Going, Gone! The Sidney H. Radner Collection and The Great Houdini Auction - Michael Edwards
    1. Upside Down - The Myth and Mystery of the Water Torture Cell - Michael Edwards
  12. Presenting The Tarbell Magic Kit - Introduction by Richard Kaufman
  13. Kalin & Jinger: Real Magic and Magic Underground - Dustin Stinett
    1. Scaring Up Big Numbers - The Magic Underground Transforms Into a Family-Fun Haunt for Halloween
  14. Magical Vanuatu - David Groves
  15. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
      • On Palming - John Carney
      • The Magic of John Ramsay, Volumes 1 and 2 - Andrew Galloway
      • Done by Misdirection - Manuel Muerte
      • 10 Ways to Force a Card - Dex Poinjestra
    2. Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans
      • Eugene's Last Dollar - Eugene Burger
      • Sucker Silk to Soda Can - Robert Baxter
      • Koornwinder Car - Dick Koornwinder
      • Naked Angels On Bikes - Paul Harris
    3. Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss
      • Seriously Silly - David Kaye
      • The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy - Bob Cassidy
      • The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Becomes History - Peter Lamont
  16. Advertisers Index
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 2 - February 2005 - 120 pages
  2. Cover - Derren Brown
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Crude-Rude-Blue and Wonderful
    • Another Glimpse from a Movie Set
    • From Ahhoppa Awan Tewa to Zuni
    • Chances Are
    • Cyber Psychic?
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Osborne Illusions
    • Death By Fire: A New Illusion from Start to Stage
  9. Flim-FlaMagic - Bob Farmer
    • Roy Cottee's Dixie Cuppa Magic
  10. Memoirs of a Magic Dealer - Al Cohen
  11. Memorial: Alton Sharpe 1921-2004 - by Jon Raqcherbaumer
    1. "Tell Jack Ruby not to send the letter ..." - Richard Hatch
  12. Clever Devil - Harold Cataquet
    • Strengths and Weaknesses
  13. Fantasma Ring 257, Las Vegas Honors Johnny Thompson - Amadeo Swiss
  14. Max Maven: Thinking in Person - Dustin Stinett
  15. David Ben Tricks - Jamy Ian Swiss
    1. Ben on Tricks
  16. [Darren] Romeo Rising - Jon Racherbaumer
    • The Opening-Night Show
    • Aiming for a Tipping Point
    • Parting Thoughts
    • VIP Party
  17. Derren Brown: Where the Real Stuff Ends and the Cheating Begins - Jamy Ian Swiss
    1. Interview
      1. The Ascent
      2. Brown on Blaine
      3. Making TV, Making Magic
      4. All That and a Live Show Too
      5. A Taste of the Material
      6. Brown in Print
      7. Magic with Too Much Meaning
      8. A Complete Toolkit
      9. Russian Roulette
      10. Live and Learn
      11. What's in a Claim?
    2. Cigarette Paper Thing - Derren Brown
    3. Bermuda - Derren Brown
    4. Derren Brown Plays Russian Roulette
    5. The Magic of Art
  18. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by Eric Mead
      • Prism - Max Maven
      • Alexander - The Man Who Knows - David Charvet & John Pomeroy
      • The Quietus of Creativity, Volume One - Dean Montalbano
      • Charles T. Jordan CD - Charles T. Jordan
    2. Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
      • Shoe't - Mark Southworth & Mark Mason
      • Royal Flash - Mark Mason
      • Make-Up Mirror - El Duco
      • Coin Flux 2 - Wayne Dobson
      • On The Case - Steve Gore
    3. Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
      • Easy to Master Mental Miracles, Volume 1-4 - Richard Osterlind
      • The Cassandra Deck - Docc Hilford
      • Romaine: The Monarch of Manipulators (2 DVD set) - Romaine
      • Sleight of Dave - David Williamson
      • Dave 2 - David Williamson
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 3 - March 2005 - 112 pages
  2. Cover - Rafael Banatar
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • The Tricks One Collects
    • Probes for Post-Modern Conjurers
    • Casting Spells That Work
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. The Genii Session - Roberto Giobbi
    • Further Study of Magic Literature: The Vernon Chronicles Volume 2
  9. The Inside Story - Mark Wilson
    • Number 12 - The Vanishing Automobile, Part 2
  10. Memorial: Johnny Carson 1925-2005
    1. Johnny Carson in Omaha: 1947-1952 - Walter Graham
    2. Johnny Carson Remembered - Dustin Stinett
    3. The King is Dead - Jamy Ian Swiss
  11. Martin's Misdirection - James Burks - Interview by Shawn McMaster
    1. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
    2. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
    3. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  12. On Writing Mr. Lucky - James Swain
    1. An Excerpt from Mr. Lucky
  13. A Spoonful of Magic - Jim Steinmeyer & Brian Sibley
  14. Rafael Benatar
    1. Introduction - Charles Reynolds
    2. Interview - by Gordon Bean
    3. Rafael Benatar's Card Magic - Rafael Benatar
      1. FAX
      2. The Favorite Cards of My Friends
      3. Once in a Hundred Years
      4. On Tabling Double Cards: The Nail and Edge Principle
      5. Right Between the Eyes
      6. My Handling of Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
  15. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans
      • The Shadow Tent - Brian South
      • NapkinRose - Michael Mode
      • Chinese Sticks - Precision Magic
      • Precision Hot Rod - Precision Magic
      • Bite Coin - Precision Magic
    2. Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
      • The Al Schneider Technique, Volumes 1 to 4 - Al Schneider
      • The Award Winning Card Magic of Martin A. Nash, Volumes 1-5 - Martin A. Nash
    3. Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss
      • David P. Abbott's House of Mystery - Teller & Todd Karr
      • The Magic of Ascanio: The Structural Conception of Magic - Jesus Etcheverry (translated by Rafael Benatar)
  16. Classified Ads
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 4 - April 2005 - 120 pages
  2. Cover - Anna Eva Fay
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Memoirs of Unmet Men
    • Where Have All the Feather-Flowers Gone?
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Osborne Illusions
    • Twisting The Aces
  9. Flim-FlaMagic - Bob Farmer
    • Aces At Any Number
  10. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  11. Clever Devil - Harold Cataquet
    • Memories
  12. About Close-Up Card Magic - Jon Racherbaumer
  13. 4x4 Magic Square Breakthrough?? - Harry Lorayne
  14. Steve Forte's "Casino Game Protection" - James Swain
  15. Romaine: The Monarch of Manipulators - Interview by David Acer
    1. The Magic of Romaine - David Acer
      1. The Blow Vanish
      2. Wandering
      3. Double Kicker
  16. The Incredible Phenomenon: The Early Years of Spiritualism and Anna Eva Fay - Barry Wiley
    • Before Annie
    • Miss Annie Eva Heatherman
    • Exposure
    • Mr. Fay
    • Forces Converge
    • And So
    • End Notes
  17. The Love Tapes by Steven Banks and Penn Jillette - John Lovick
  18. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by David Regal
      • The Dave Campbell Legacy - Peter Duffie
      • Random Acts of Magic - David Acer
      • Inside Out - Christopher Taylor
      • A Darker Light - Ronald J. Dayton
      • The Ostrich Factor - Gerald Edmundson
      • Devious Deception - Steve Skomp
      • The Book That Doesn't Exist ... and More! Gregg Webb
      • The Yankee Collector, #11 - Ed Hill & Andrew J. Pinard, editors
      • Ultimental - Jheff
      • Subtle Miracles - Peter Duffie
    2. Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
      • Dancing Cane - David Mann, Precision Magic
      • Dancing Cane 101 DVD - David Mann, Precision Magic
      • Ace Oddity - Peter Eggink
      • Drop Dead Queens (An Ode To Dr. Daley) - Jeff Pierce
      • Co-inci-mental - Mark Leveridge
      • Shattered - Chance Wolf
    3. Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
      • The Best of Jean-Jacques Sanvert, Volumes 1-4 - Jean-Jacques Sanvert
      • Ellis in Wonderland - Time Ellis & Sue-Anne Webster
      • 24 Years of Living Next Door to Ellis - Time Ellis & Sue-Anne Webster
      • Runaround Sue - Time Ellis & Sue-Anne Webster
      • Desert Brainstorm, Volumes 1-3 - The Arizona 6-1/2
      • Secret Sessions - multiple artists
      • Watch Magic - Oz Pearlman
      • The Rat Pack - Curtis Kam
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 5 - May 2005 - 120 pages
  2. Cover - John Fisher
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • The Sound of Silence
    • Are We Ober It Yet?
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  9. The Genii Session - Roberto Giobbi
    • Charlie Miller's Wisdom - Part One
  10. The Giorgio Letters - Tony Giorgio
    • Did Walter Scott Go For The Money?
  11. Magicana - David Acer
    1. Derek Dingle's Magazine Miracle - as told to Jarry van de Sande
    2. Dyslexic Coins Across - Lee Sailor
    3. Splitting The Difference - Gordon Bean
    4. Confessions of a Road Warrior - David Acer
      • Caught In A Brainstorm
    5. Flatline - David Acer & Rick Bronson
    6. The Card Expert - James Swain
      • Shuffle Tracking
  12. The Inside Story - Mark Wilson
    • Number 13 - The Aquarian Illusion
  13. The Magic Pro Magic Wand - Danny Orleans
  14. The 37th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show and Banquet - Dustin Stinett
  15. John Fisher: Television's Man of Magic - Interview by Elizabeth Warlock
  16. A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities - Edwin A. Dawes
    • 59 - Ionia and the Family De Vere
  17. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss
      • The Complete Workers Ebook - Michael Close
    2. Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans
      • PictoTranspo - Gene Anderson
      • Hypercards - Andrew Mayne
      • Ghostly Linking Finger Rings - Joe Porper & Pete Biro
    3. Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
      • The Dan and Dave System - Dan and Dave Buck
      • The Unreal Work - R. Paul Wilson & Jason England
      • The Cheat (Special Edition) - Richard Turner
      • The Signature Magicians Series: Alex Elmsley Workshop and Lecture - Elex Elmsley
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 6 - June 2005 - 120 pages
  2. Cover - Chung Ling Soo
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • I Miss Mike Rogers
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  9. Osborne Illusions
    • Cleopatra Returns
  10. Clever Devil - Harold Cataquet
    • If You Followed My advice
  11. Magicana - David Acer
    1. Call To Order - Shoot Ogawa
    2. Marked Bill Through Coin - Dr. Michael Rubinstein
    3. Pile of Change - Richard Sanders
    4. Uprising - Euon McCall Bingham
    5. The Schneider Technique - Al Schneider
      • Big and Little Magic
    6. Flim-FlaMagic - Bob Farmer
      • Skull Scavenger
  12. Speaking Volumes - David Regal
    • From Jason England
  13. Chung Ling Soo: A New Look at an Old Mystery - Jim Steinmeyer [re: The Glorious Deception]
    1. Chapter One - The Wood Green Empire
    2. Chapter Thirteen - Ching Ling Foo
  14. In Flight with Joan Caesar - Interview by Paul Critelli
  15. Jules Lenier: Full Time Pro - Eric Rose
  16. A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities - Edwin A. Dawes
    • 170 - Ionia, The Goddess of Mystery - The Mysterious Frank J. Goldsoll, Son-In-Law Of Charles De Vere
    • 194 - Frank J. Goldsoll Revisited - Charles De Vere's Con-Man Son-In-Law
  17. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by Eric Mead
      • Sleight of Mind - Ian Haling & Martin Nyrup
      • Suggestion and Mind Control/The Mentalist's Toolkit - Ian Haling & Martin Nyrup
      • Edward George Brown - A Magical Life - Pul Gordon
      • Percy Naldrett, A Man of Sussex, conjurer and Poet - Paul Gordon
      • The Final Picture (a.k.a. Sabaroset) - Rick Maue
    2. Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
      • Ghostly Pocket Hank - Lynetta Welch
      • Nun None - Michael Mode
      • Mastermind - Magic Dream
      • A New World - Dean Dill & Michael Weber
      • The Exchange - David Goring
    3. Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
      • Falkenstein and Willard: Masters of Mental Magic, Volumes 1-3 - Glenn Falkenstein & Frances Willard
      • Fantasy in Black, Volume 1 - Dondrake
      • The Art of Levitation, Parts 1 & 2 - Losander
      • Losander: Magic Anytime ... Anywhere! - Losander
      • The Incomparable Finn Jon - Finn Jon
      • A Day with Salvano (Losander's Recollection Series, Part 1) - Salvano
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 7 - July 2005 - 112 pages - Special Insert: Bazar de Magia's CD-ROM
  2. Cover - Jay Marshall 1919-2005
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Flash-Back
    • Dateline - 1968
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  9. The Genii Session - Roberto Giobbi
    • Charlie Miller's Wisdom - Part Two
  10. The Inside Story - Mark Wilson
    • Number 14 - The Aquarian Illusion in Las Vegas
  11. Memoirs of a Magic Dealer - Al Cohen
  12. Magicana - David Acer
    1. Erdnase Sideways - Guy Hollingworth
    2. Spellboundless - Jacky Kahan
    3. Shrinkage - Matthew Dowden
    4. The Mintalist - Andy Baroch
    5. The Other Month - Phil Goldstein
      • The Ruling Class
    6. Conveyor Belt - Pete McCabe
  13. Speaking Volumes - David Regal
    • From Dan Garrett
  14. Money Changes, Everything - An Excerpt from "Switch: Unfolding the $100 Bill Change - John Lovick
    1. Miscellaneous Ideas - John Lovick
  15. Harry Anderson and His World of Magic - Interview by John Lovick
  16. With Jasper in Magicland - Max Maven
    1. Introduction - Teller
    2. Jay Marshall - The Genii Interview - from July 1996 - by Max Maven
    3. Postscript - Max Maven
  17. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss
      • The Indescribable Phenomenon - Barry H. Wiley
      • Billion Dollar Bunko - Simon Lovell
      • Small but Deadly - Paul Hallas
    2. Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
      • Weapons of the Card Shark - Jeff Wessmiller
      • The Very Best of FLIP - Six DVDs - Flip
    3. Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans
      • Toony Angel and Cardtoon DVD - Dan Harlan & Michael Maxwell
      • Overboard - Paul Stone
      • Slither - Bob Bromley & Mark Mason
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 8 - August 2005 - 120 pages
  2. Cover - Criss Angel: Beyond Houdini
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  6. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  7. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Empathetic Inference, Everyday Mind-Reading, and Chan Canasta
    • Freaks, Geeks, and Carny Connections
  8. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  9. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  10. Osborne Illusions
    • The [Bill Neff's] Noma Illusion
  11. Clever Devil - Harold Cataquet
    • The Train
  12. Speaking Volumes - David Regal
    • From Mark Leveridge
  13. Magicana - David Acer
    1. The 4D Card - Alex Elmsley
    2. Full Circle - Brian Nordstrom
    3. The Schneider Technique - Al Schneider
      • Reaction Packed!
    4. Deep Vernon - Tyler Wilson
    5. Muscle Pass Coin Production = Yannick Lacroix
    6. Venetian Deck - Tom Stone
    7. Flim-FlaMagic - Bob Farmer
      • Slop Shuffle Royal Flush
    8. The Opposite of a Card Trick - David Regal
    9. Department of Inevitable Corrections
      • re: Uprising in December 1998
  14. Criss Angel: Beyond Houdini - The Man Has No Fear - Interview by Richard Kaufman
    1. Burned Alive
    2. Reality Magic
    3. Dave Baram: The Firm - Interview by Richard Kaufman
    4. The Wine Barrel
    5. Levitation
    6. Chicken
  15. The Piddingtons: You Are The Judge - Barry Wiley
  16. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by David Regal
      • The Glorious Deception - Jim Steinmeyer
      • Act Two - Theater of the Mind - Barrie Richardson
      • Lorayne: The Classic Collection - Harry Lorayne
      • The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabaray - Francis Tabaray, translated by Todd Karr
      • Deep Thought - Ebook - Greg Acre
      • Simple Minded - Ebook - Greg Acre
      • Clear Nite - Ebook - Greg Acre
      • Cash Out - Ebook - Greg Acre
      • Project Latnem - Andy Hurst
    2. Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
      • Gregory Wilson - In Action, Volumes 1-3 - Gregory Wilson
      • The Essential Aldo Colombini, Volumes 1-3 - Aldo Colombini
      • An Introduction to the Shell Game (Shell Game Series Volume 1) - Whit Haydn & Bob Sheets
      • Ultimate Coin in the Balloon - Michael Bairefoot
    3. Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
      • Gilligan's Prediction - Rodrigo Romano
      • The Disposable Deck - David Regal
      • B-Sandwiched - Peter Eggink
      • The Wacky Worm - Chance Wolf
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 9 - September 2005 - 112 pages
  2. Cover - Daryl
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Magicians, Make the Morning Last
    • Body-Through-Anything
    • Kissing the Juice Deck Goodbye?
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  9. The Genii Session - Roberto Giobbi
    • A Question that Often Arises
      • The Best Card Trick for Laymen
  10. A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities - Edwin A. Dawes
    • 60 - Philip Astley - Equestrian and Conjurer
  11. A Hare in the Headlights - David Groves
  12. The Inside Story - Mark Wilson
    • Number 15 - Performing Tour of China
  13. Paul Wilson's The Takedown - Interview by Richard Kaufman
  14. Back in the Underground: Simon Lovell's Strange and Unusual Hobbies - Carl Mercurio
  15. Daryl: Who Is He Among So Many? - Interview by Shawn McMaster
    1. Now That I've Turned 50 - Daryl
    2. Ask Daryl
    3. Ask Daryl
    4. Ask Daryl
    5. Ask Daryl
    6. Ask Daryl
    7. Ask Daryl
    8. Daryl's Magicana - David Acer
      1. Diminishing Returns - Daryl
      2. The King of Queens - Daryl
      3. Money Transfer - Daryl
    9. Department of Inevitable Corrections
      • re: Erdnase Sideways in July
      • re: 4D Card in August
  16. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Tricks Reviewed by David Regal
      • Daryl's Redesigned Line of Products - An Overview
      • Papa Rabbit Hits the Big Time - Daryl
      • Ultra Monte - Daryl
      • 3 Fly III - Daryl
      • Presto Printo - Daryl
      • Group Session - Daryl
      • Double Crossed - Daryl
      • Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot - Daryl
    2. Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss
      • The Magician and the Cardsharp - Karl Johnson
      • Messing with Minds - James Biss
      • Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir - Angel Idigara
      • A Boon for All Seasons - Eric Mason & Barrie Richardson
      • Full Metal Jacket - J.C. Wagner & Syd Segal
    3. Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
      • Tricks to Pick-Up Chicks - Joey Martell
      • The Albert Goshman Lecture - Albert Goshman
      • Secret Seminars of Magic, Volumes 1 through 6 - Patrick Page
      • Practical Card Palming - Bob White
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 10 - October 2005 - 120 pages - Special DVD Insert from L&L
  2. Cover - Steve Forte
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Do the Secret-Revealers Now Outnumber the Secret-Keepers?
    • Getting Lots on the Side?
    • Spinning Off
    • Erdnase Sleuths Take Heart
    • Summer Reading for Mystery-Schoolers
    • Killer Magic?
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  9. Osborne Illusions
    • A Bigger, Better Way to Burn a Person
  10. Clever Devil - Harold Cataquet
    • Should You Be Performing?
  11. Memoirs of a Magic Dealer - Al Cohen
  12. Magicana - David Acer
    1. Flim-FlaMagic - Bob Farmer
      • Mojo Boogie Boxes Two-Box Routine
    2. Influential Choice - Roy Kosby
    3. Broccoli and Carrot - Mike Allee
    4. The Schneider Technique - Al Schneider
      • A Marriage of Cards
    5. Confessions of a Road Warrior - David Acer
      • Baptism By Fire
    6. Moe's Memory - Karl Fulves
  13. The Remarkable Little Man - Richard Kaufman
  14. pain's National Congress of Magic - Abbi Spinner McBride
  15. Steve Forte: Catch Me If You Can - R. Paul Wilson
    1. Background
    2. Las Vegas
    3. Interview - Bill Malone on Steve Forte
    4. Gambling Consultant
    5. Shuffling Machine
    6. Retirement
    7. Forte and Magic
    8. Pseudo Gambling Routines
    9. Closing
  16. Victor Wooten: Soul Circus Maestro - Interview by Jon Racherbaumer
    • Standing Room Only
    • On The Way Out
  17. Boo! The Bangs Sisters Paint Your Picture - Todd Karr
    • The Bangs Family
    • Notoriety in Chicago
    • The Slate-Writing Exposure
    • Early Spirit Paintings
    • The Bangs Sisters Spirit Paintings
    • Increasing Notoriety
    • Early Explanations
    • On The Road
    • Abbott on the Trail
    • Abbott's Eureka Moment
    • Final Details
    • Abbott's Solution Escapes
    • Popularity and Fade
  18. A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities - Edwin A. Dawes
    • 61 - Light and Shadows on Philip Astley
  19. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by Michael Close
      • The Great Lyle - Edwin A. Dawes
      • Mr. Electric Unplugged - Marvyn Roy
      • Counthesaurus - Jon Racherbaumer
    2. Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
      • Matchbox - Dave Forrest & Mark Mason
      • Signed and Sandwiched [SAS] - Mark Mason
      • Stickman Sam - Mark Mason
      • Tag - Chastain Criswell
    3. Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
      • Fernando Keops, Volumes 1-3 - Fernando Keops
      • Extreme Rubber Band Magic - Joe Rindfleisch
      • Mark Leveridge's Magic Party Video - Mark Leveridge
      • The Art of Hopping Tables - Mark Leveridge
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 11 - November 2005 - 128 pages
  2. Cover - Hofzinser
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • A Path of Least Resistance
    • Storm Footnote
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  9. The Genii Session - Roberto Giobbi
    • A Genii Session with Hofzinser
  10. The Language of Illusion - Jim Steinmeyer
    • The Disembodied Princess
  11. Tenyo 2006 - Richard Kaufman
    1. Crash Dice - Dr. Hiroshi Sawa
    2. Mystery Triangle - Shigeru Sugawara
    3. Fortune Sticks - Toru Suzuki
    4. Origami Tube - Toru Suzuki
    5. Cosmosis - Ben Harris
  12. The Book of Spirits: Séance at the Boston Mystery Lounge - Simon Lovell
  13. Hofzinser: The Father of Modern Card Magic - Magic Christian
    1. Family Background
    2. A Title Without Meaning
    3. Marriage to Wilhelmine Bergmann
    4. His Magic Salons
    5. His Effects ("Pieces Of Art")
    6. Hofzinser's Travels
    7. The Death of Hofzinser
    8. Hofzinser's Art: Card Magic
    9. The Playing Cards
    10. A Timeline of the Life of Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser
    11. The Sleights, Effects, and Routines
      • Sleights
      • Gimmicked Cards
      • Gimmicks
      • Tricks with Unprepared Cards
      • Tricks with Prepared Cards
      • Tricks with Prepared Decks
      • Card Tricks in Connection with Other Gimmicks
      • Titles of Other Card Tricks Performed by Hofzinser
      • The Hofzinser Card Problems
      • Other Card Tricks Credited to Hofzinser
    12. The Four Kings - Hofzinser
    13. The Changed Aces - Hofzinser
    14. To Think and Forget - Hofzinser
      1. The Bottom Change and The Bottom/Top Change - Richard Kaufman
    15. Card Études
    16. A Few Words About Hofzinser's Sleights - Richard Kaufman
    17. Everywhere and Nowhere - Hofzinser
  14. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Tricks Reviewed by David Regal
      • Absolutely Impossible / Kaps Wallet Combo - Paul Stone
      • The Silent Treatment - Jon Allen
      • Deep Astonishment II - Paul Harris & Rodney Whitlock
      • The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Boris Wild
      • Hidden in Plain Sight - Kirk Charles & Boris Wild
      • Soft Shoe Monte - Jim Steinmeyer
      • Glass Box Headline Prediction - Devin Knight & Al Mann
      • Cereal Killer
      • Tasselled Rope Trick - John Ramsay - Andrew Galloway
      • Tricks 4 Food - Tom Vorjohan
    2. Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss
      • The First Psychic - Peter Lamont
      • Cues: Variations of the Second Sight - Leo Behnke
      • The Dennis Loomis Cups and Balls Routine - Dennis Loomis
      • Making Money from Magic - Drew McAdam
    3. Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
      • 10 Years of Steve Spill: 1980-1990 - Steve Spill
      • Las Vegas Magic Invitational - 2003 (2 disk set)
      • COINvention: Inaugural Collection (2 disk set)
      • Card College 2 (e-book) - Roberto Giobbi
      • The Chinese Linking Rings: A Practical Approach - Bob White
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  1. Genii - Volume 68, Number 12 - December 2005 - 128 pages
  2. Cover - Mike Caveney & Tine Lenert
  3. Contents
  4. Genii Speaks - Richard Kaufman
  5. Now Performing - The Magic Castle - Las Vegas
  6. On the Slant - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Shop Squawk
    • Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's off to the "work" we go
    • Spooky Stuff
  7. Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
  8. Osborne Illusions
    • Mix-Up in Santaland
  9. Clever Devil - Harold Cataquet
    • Performing the Possible
  10. Cartoon - Martin's Misdirection - James Burks
  11. Magicana - David Acer
    1. Triangulation - Camille Gastine
    2. The Schneider Technique - Al Schneider
      • Five Steps to Mastery
    3. The Draun Control - Steve Draun
    4. A Hundred Fold - Pete McCabe
    5. The Card Expert - James Swain
      • Expulsion of Aces
  12. Criss Angel: Halloween Mindfreak - Richard Kaufman
  13. The Magic and Memories of Tina Lenert & Mike Caveney - Dustin Stinett
  14. Mac King's Magic in a Minute Suitcase-O-Magic - Mac King
  15. The Inside Story - Mark Wilson
    • Number 16 - Performing Tour of China, Chapter 2
  16. The Vernon Bash at The Magic Castle - Dustin Stinett
  17. Marco Tempest i-Magic - Doug McKenzie
  18. Light from the Lamp - Reviews
    1. Books Reviewed by Eric Mead
      • Laurant: The Man of Many Mysteries - Gabe Fajuri
      • Prisn - The Off Color Series of Mentalism - M.T. Silvercup (Francis Menotti and Friends)
      • The Little Book of Big Secrets - Bill Goldman
    2. Tricks Reviewed by David Oliver
      • Ultimate Floating Match - Steve Shufton
      • Gary The Goofy Ghost - Mike Bent
      • Reverse Prediction - Katsuya Masuda
      • Where Is IT? - Fantasio
      • Folding Key - Pete Biro & Joe Porper
      • Vanishing Silver Dollars - Pete Biro & Joe Porper
    3. Videos Reviewed by Joe M. Turner
      • Close Up, Up Close, Volumes 1-3 - Joshua Jay
      • The Art of Street Performing, Volumes 2 (New Orleans) and 3 (Boston) - Cellini
      • The Outlaw Magic of Lonnie Chevrie, Volumes 1 and 2 - Lonnie Chevrie
      • Bill Abbott Performs Close-Up Magic for Kids - Bill Abbott
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