I know that it's only January but I may have already seen the best magic article of the year. It's Steve Cohen's cover story in the January 2013 issue of Genii Magazine.
As many of you know, Cohen stars in his exclusive (and amazing) Chamber Magic show in New York (click here to read my review). The subject of Cohen's article is his odyssey to create and produce his "Lost Magic Decoded" television special that aired last year on the History Channel.
The fascinating journey has Cohen meeting with and talking with magic greats and historians, traveling to foreign countries and creating magic. Most notable are the challenges, mishaps and approaches when researching and performing such notables as "The Indian Rope Trick," "The Light and Heavy Box," "The Chess Playing Turk," and "The Bullet Catch." The article also offers insights into producing a magic show and dealing with entertainment executives.
That said, the best part of Cohen's story is his attitude about magic. "I hope that the show lives beyond my good fortune and elevates magic," says Cohen in his Genii story. "It is our job as magicians to show the world what magic can be." Indeed, Cohen is a positive ambassador for our art of magic.
Sorry. I can't provide any links to the story here. You'll have to go out and purchase your own copy of the January issue of Genii. But you'll find that it's definitely worth it.