THE NEAT REVIEW is an ad-hoc journal published two to three times a year, exploring the crossovers between the worlds of magic and other arts. There is a fascinating dialogue that exists between the creative worlds, and magicians seem privy to the most unlikely interminglings of those worlds. Our contributors have magic as a hobby, but work professionally as photographers, visual artists, writers, graphic designers, teachers. In this issue we capture conversations between magic and photography, magic and painting, magic and philosophy, writing, and acting. Each world grows from that dialogue. There are five essays, three tricks, two card sleights, and a 26-page interview with quite possibly the best mind reader in the history of magic, Derren Brown.
Each issue is set in a different city around the world. We begin the series with our launch issue, set in London.