Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Don't any of you guys read the features?
That's primarily what I enjoy reading most, especially the historical pieces. David Acer's great take on Magicana
also makes the decision to renew my subscription an easy one. I also find the columns to be generally excellent, especially those by Bob Farmer and Jon R.
The reviews (especially the book reviews) are always fun to read (though Jamy's longer ones could use the gentle touch of an editors hand at times). I leave the ads and filler like Maven's Inquisition and the comic strip (while sometimes cute) for last generally.
I buy/read Magic
sporadically and think it's a fine magazine overall, but the loss of Close and Steinmeyer has really curtailed my enjoyment of it. I'm not fond of their new lineup of reviewers, finding them less interesting that what Genii
has. Josh Jay does excellent work in his Talk About Tricks
Even though Genii recently had a tiny bit of a price hike, I consider it to be one of the best bargains in magic and I tend to wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who might ask.