In this issue Mitsunobu Matsuyama brings you the 10th and final installment of his comprehensive Investigation into Magic in Japan After the Opening of the Country.
Jerry Christensen writes a fascinating profile of Moreau, a little-known yet intriguingly mysterious French card handler of the 19th Century.
The great Max Maven offers the first in what will be an ongoing series titled Tracking Slum Magic to its Lair, this time tracing the arc of the once popular “Needle through Balloon” effect.
Uncle Aficionado by Enrique Jiménez-Martinez introduces Noah Levine’s new translation of Juan Mieg’s Curious Notices. Juggling, sword swallowing, feats of professional gluttons and more!