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COVER PHOTO BY SANDY OSTROFF Mr. Kaufman's Portrait by Zakary Belamy


MARCH 2013


66 Capturing Enchantment: The Elemental Danny Orleans Experience

by Jon Racherbaumer

80 Is HE the Modern Day Harry Eng? by Richard Bloom


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Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing In Memoriam Imam Hossain by Jamy Ian Swiss The Chamber of Secrets The Ball and Vase by John Gaughan Magic Man Examiner Vault by Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag


501derful by Michael Weber 35 Lost Horizons Psi-Comix by Max Maven 36 Magic in Two Dimensions Max Beckmann b y Volker Huber 40 Conjuring Stand Up For McDonald by Jim Steinmeyer 48 Lodestones A Parloresque Duet by Tom Stone

52 A Scotty York Magicana

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Scotty York Remembered by Jon Racherbaumer The Classic Copper/Silver Coin Transposition My Handling of Larry West’s “Hornswaggled” Escape from Bulgaria My Handling of the Himber or Z-Wallet The Pocket Card Sword


86 Books Reviewed by John Lovick

86 Transparency by Boris Wild 87 Card Dodgery by J.K. Hartman 88 The Cardwarp Tour by Jeff Pierce 88 NLP & Magic: Other Secrets… by Benoit Campana

89 Tricks Reviewed by David Regal

89 90 90 90 91 91 91 91 92 92 92


Zakary Belamy Kari Hendler Damon Webster Najee Williams


Booked by Steve Valentine Dusheck’s Diminishing Cards by Steve Dusheck The Tossed out Book Test by Christopher Philpott Comic Book Test by Guillaume Bienné & Yoan Tanuji Baxt, a Boy, & a Bucket by Robert Baxt Lotto Square by One by Matthew Underhill The Transformed Knives by Rodger Lovins Element 80 by Jason Reed Ethereal by Iñaki Zabaletta Wild Surprise by

93 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett 93 93 93 94 101 101

Carney 2013: Exclusive Secrets by John Carney Fat Brothers 2: The Magic Continues by Dani DaOrtiz, Christian Engblom, Miguel Angel Gea EMC 2012 by Various Artists/Speakers Street Magic Secrets 1 & 2 by David Penn Essentials in Magic (series) by Sponge Balls, Linking Rings, Cups and Balls by Daryl Unreal Work Volume 2: Cheaters on a Train by Jason England and R. Paul Wilson


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