The Looking Glass was a wonderful periodical -- written and edited by Richard Kaufman, Jon Racherbaumer and Stephen Hobbs -- that enjoyed far too short a life. Sadly, there were only four issues (Winter 1996, Spring 1996, Summer 1996 and Winter 1998). Intellegent, insightful and exceptionally well crafted, it contained some remarkable close-up magic, including material by Jack Birnman, Michael Rubenstein, Phil Goldstein, Brother John Hamman, David Ben/Ross Bertram/Emil Jarrow, Bob Farmer, Larry Jennings, Geoffrey Latta, Rune Klan, Paul Cummins, Alain Nu, Roy Walton, Horo Sakai, Aaron Fisher, Shigeo Futagawa, Ed Marlo, Don Alan, Chad Long, Toyohisa Sanada, Peter Duffie, Joshua Jay, Gene Maze, J.K. Hartman, Alex Elmsley, Jay Frasier, Ryu Susato, Jeff Sheridan, John Bannon, Martin Gardner, Lennert Green, David Gripenwaldt, Miguel Gomez, William Goodwin. Save for a few ads for other Kaufman and Greeberg/Kaufman books, it carried no advertising. What it did have was content, character, and class.
By the way, the Birnman piece referenced by Steve, is "My Spectator, The Clairvoyant" and it appeared in the Winter 1998 issue.