Looking Glass

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Four issues were published before the magazine ceased publication because of Kaufman's duties as editor and publisher of the newly-purchased [[Genii]], The Conjurors' Magazine.
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| editors          = [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Stephen Hobbs]], and [[Jon Racherbaumer]]
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| firstdate      = Winter, 1996
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A quarterly magic magazine written and edited by [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Stephen Hobbs]], and [[Jon Racherbaumer]], published by Richard Kaufman. Four issues were released between early 1996 and the end of 1998 before the magazine ceased publication because of Kaufman's duties as editor and publisher of the newly-purchased [[Genii]]. '''The Looking Glass''' contained new and novel close-up magic of the kind that elevated [[Richard's Almanac]] more than a decade earlier, as well as reviews and discussions on books, videos and marketed tricks of the day.
  
#(1995)
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#(1996)
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Kaufman promised (in the magazine) never to reprint it in book form.
#(1997)
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#(1998)
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==Issue #1: Winter, 1996==
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*The Dyslexic Psychic by [[Jack Birnman]] (cards)
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*Poker 101 by [[Phil Goldstein]] (cards)
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*The Ghost by [[Michael Rubinstein]] ([[Okito Box]], coins)
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*Confusing Dye by [[Bro. John Hamman]] (cards)
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*Witness to Yesterday: Sleeving Techniques of [[Emil Jarrow]] and [[Ross Bertram]] by [[David Ben]] (wand, finger ring, misc)
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*The Mid-Show Card Trick by [[Geoff Latta]] (cards)
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*The Jabberwock Way by [[Jon Racherbaumer]] (treatise on [[The Hotel Mystery]])
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**Let Om: Two Approaches (Jon Racherbaumer) (cards)
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**Double Backing to Motel Six (Jon Racherbaumer) (cards)
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**Stealing the Hotel Tao by [[Bob Farmer]] (cards)
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**Select Bibliography
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*Hookers and Cowhands by [[Larry Jennings]] (cards)
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*The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (three views on [[Paul Harris|Paul Harris']] ''The Art of Astonishment'' videotape (Hobbs, Kaufman, Racherbaumer)
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*Strip Tease by [[Justin Hanes]] (cards)
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*The Rational Response by [[Stephen Hobbs]] (column)
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**On magic periodicals
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**On [[CardShark]] by [[Darwin Ortiz]]
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**On [[Paul Harris]]
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**On ''How to Tame a Moose'', lecture notes by [[Allan Ackerman]]
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**On NBC's ''The World's Greatest Magicians II''
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*Dear Mr. Busby... by [[Richard Kaufman]] (column)
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**On starting a new magic periodical
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**On [[The Limited Edition]], a marketed [[packet trick]] by [[Gordon Bean]] and [[Larry Jennings]]
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**On [[Gourmet Close-Up Magic]], a lecture video by [[Eugene Burger]]
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**On [[Mouse Magic]], by [[Alex Elmsley]]
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**On [[Jeff Busby]], [[The Braue Notebooks]], [[Epoptica]], and [[Arcane]]
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==Issue #2: Spring, 1996==
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[[File:LookingGlassSpring96.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Nomadic Aces by [[Ed Marlo]] (cards)
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*Rolling Elmsley by [[Jay Frasier]] (cards)
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*Three in Hiding by [[Alex Elmsley]] (cards)
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**Hidey Hole
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**Racherbaumer Handling
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**Hobbs Handling
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*The Tokyo Penetration by [[Ryu Susato]] (bills)
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*Six Wave by [[Jeff Sheridan]] (cards)
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*Beyond Fabulous by [[John Bannon]] (cards)
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*The Mysterious Ring by [[Martin Gardner]] (ring and rubber band)
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*Out of Sweden by [[Lennart Green]] (cards)
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*Strong Currency by [[Dave Gripenwaldt]] (coins)
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*Wild by Twos by [[Miguel Gomez]] (cards)
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*Tourist Trap by [[J.K. Hartman]] (cards)
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*The Un-Topsy-Turvy Deck by [[William Goodwin]] (cards)
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*The Jabberwock Way by [[Jon Racherbaumer]] (column)
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**On first encounters with [[Derek Dingle]], [[Larry Jennings]] and [[Martin Nash]]
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*Dear Mr. Busby... by [[Richard Kaufman]] (column)
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**On [[Jeff Busby]] and [[The Braue Notebooks]]
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**On [[Workers 5]], book by [[Michael Close]]
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**On The Coin Thing, a gimmick by [[James Chantler Brown]]
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**On [[Torn & Restored]], a booklet by [[John Carney]]
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**On [[Larry Jennings]] and [[Derek Dingle]] lecture videos shot at Le Double Fond in Paris
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**On Twilight Angels, marketed trick by [[Paul Harris]]
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**On [[Miracle Material]], book by [[Michael Kaminskas]]
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*The Rational Response by [[Stephen Hobbs]] (column)
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**On Edwin Sach's [[Sleight of Hand]]
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**On [[Card College, Vol. 2]], book by [[Roberto Giobbi]]
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**On routining Holy P.O.D., by [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Ken Krenzel]] & [[Derek Dingle]], with Swiss Pack, by [[David Acer]]
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**On [[Natural Selections]], book by [[David Acer]]
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**On Kaufman/Busby dispute
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**On Twilight Angels
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**On Racherbaumer's "simplicity" analysis and [[The Hotel Mystery]]
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==Issue #3: Summer, 1996==
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[[File:LookingGlassSummer96.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*From Francis to Fawcett: Seeing at the Finger Tips by [[Francis Carlyle]] (letter from [[Francis Carlyle]] to [[Fawcett W. Ross]] with method and presentation for his [[blindfold act]])
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*The Falling Retention by [[Rune Klan]] (coins)
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*Higher Math by [[Jack Birnman]] (cards)
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*Four-Way Reverse Backfire by [[Paul Cummins]] (coins)
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*Iconographic Fishing Exercise: The Zodiac by [[Alain Nu]]
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*No Hiding Place by [[Roy Walton]] (cards)
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*Hide in Plain Sight by [[Bob Farmer]] (cards)
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*Green-Back Gone by [[Hiro Sakai]] (bills)
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*Eleanor Wrigley by [[Aaron Fisher]] (stick of gum)
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*Bomb's Away by [[Shigeo Futagawa]] (coin and Origami cube)
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*Soft Havana Deal by [[Ed Marlo]] (cards)
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*The Jabberwock Way by [[Jon Racherbaumer]] (column)
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**On writing a book on the professional presentations of [[Don Alan]]
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**Thickening a Plot by [[Don Alan]] (excerpt from unpublished book featuring presentation for a stand-up [[card stab]])
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*Dear Mr. Busby... by [[Richard Kaufman]]
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**On Jay Frasier's Rolling Elmsley and Dave Gripenwaldt's Underground Shuttle Pass from Issue #2
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**On [[Jay Sankey|Jay Sankey's]] comedy CD, '''Odd Little Man'''
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**On reprints of Stanyon's [[Magic]] and [[L&L Publishing]]
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**On Upcoming books and videos from [[Martin Breese]], [[L&L]], [[Hermetic Press]], [[A-1 Multimedia]] and [[Kaufman and Company]]
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**On [[David Copperfield]] at The Patriot Center in Virginia
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**On [[Classic Sampler]], book by [[Michael Skinner]]
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**On [[Card Stories]], book by [[Ariel Frailich]]
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**On [[The Baby Bag]], book by [[Algonquin McDuff]]
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**On [[The Art of Astonishment]] trilogy by [[Paul Harris]]
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*The Rational Response by [[Stephen Hobbs]]
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**On United States Mint releasing new series of quarters
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**On Ellis Stanyon's [[Magic]] mini-controversy
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**On the history/provenance of the [[Top Card Cover Pass]]
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**On "information wants to be free"
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**On sleight-of-hand sequence in the movie ''Mission: Impossible''
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**On [[Miracles with Cards]], book by [[James Swain]]
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**On [[The Books of Wonder]], books by [[Tommy Wonder]]
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**On [[Workers 5]], book by [[Michael Close]]
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**On [[Labyrinth|Labyrinth: A Journal of Close-Up Magic]]
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==Issue #4: Winter, 1998==
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[[File:LookingGlassWinter98.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*My Spectator, The Clairvoyant by [[Jack Birnman]] (cards)
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*Divide & Conquer by [[Chad Long]] (cards)
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*Bottled Quicksilver by [[Toyohisa Sanada]] (coins)
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*Even Higher Math by [[Larry Jennings]] and [[Bill Goodwin]] (cards)
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*Company of Four by [[Roy Walton]] (cards)
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*Spirits Between Your Palms by [[Peter Duffie]] (cards)
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*Combined Interests by [[Joshua Jay]] (cards)
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*Sweet & Lo! by [[Phil Goldstein]] (sugar)
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*Pierced 'ere by [[Phil Goldstein]] (South Park cards)
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*Poof Change by [[Roy Walton]] and [[Peter Duffie]] (cards)
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*Cutting After Push-Through Shuffle by [[Gene Maze]]
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*Lied and True by [[J.K. Hartman]] (cards)
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*Card Coding by Permutation by [[Alex Elmsley]] (cards)
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*Our Readers Respond (letters)
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**[[Rudolph Herzog]], [[Ray Kosby]] and [[Bill Goodwin]], [[Joseph K. Schmidt]], [[Rafael Benatar]]
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*The Jabberwock Way by [[Jon Racherbaumer]] (column)
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**On the death of magic periodicals
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*This is the End... by [[Richard Kaufman]] (closing comments)
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Note: Issue 4 was produced by Kaufman and Racherbaumer without the participation of Hobbs, who had moved to the northwest and no longer had time to contribute.
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[[Category:Periodicals]]

Latest revision as of 05:44, 11 April 2012

Looking Glass
LookingGlassWinter96.jpg
EditorsRichard Kaufman, Stephen Hobbs, and Jon Racherbaumer
Frequencyquarterly
PublisherRichard Kaufman
First issueWinter, 1996
Final issueWinter 1998
LanguageEnglish
Total issues4

A quarterly magic magazine written and edited by Richard Kaufman, Stephen Hobbs, and Jon Racherbaumer, published by Richard Kaufman. Four issues were released between early 1996 and the end of 1998 before the magazine ceased publication because of Kaufman's duties as editor and publisher of the newly-purchased Genii. The Looking Glass contained new and novel close-up magic of the kind that elevated Richard's Almanac more than a decade earlier, as well as reviews and discussions on books, videos and marketed tricks of the day.


Kaufman promised (in the magazine) never to reprint it in book form.

Contents

Issue #1: Winter, 1996

Issue #2: Spring, 1996

LookingGlassSpring96.jpg

Issue #3: Summer, 1996

LookingGlassSummer96.jpg

Issue #4: Winter, 1998

LookingGlassWinter98.jpg

Note: Issue 4 was produced by Kaufman and Racherbaumer without the participation of Hobbs, who had moved to the northwest and no longer had time to contribute.

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