In addition to performing magic, I write about the subject for the lay audience, on Medium. Some examples can be found here.
Magic has almost as many specialties as medicine, and most of them have nothing to do with the kind of effect or artistic premise of the magician. They come down to this question: If you had a heart problem would you hire a doctor for all occasions, or would you hire a heart specialist? From my perspective, here is the way specializations work.
My take on why one kind of magic or another kind of magic become emblematic of their age, and why some magicians have an especially significant moment in the sun.
What are all the artistic distinctions in magic all about? Magic? Mentalism? Bizarre magic? Here’s my philosophy on the issue that distinguishes magicians from each other.