Anthony Alvarado has written for counter-culture blogs and magazines such as Arthur Magazine and Boing Boing, podcasts and radio programs such as Coast to Coast. He currently teaches college writing classes and creativity workshops at Portland Community College and Portland Underground Grad School. He is the host of a weekly TV show, The Magic Hour. Alvarado's previous book, D.I.Y Magic (originally self-published, then in a second edition from Tarcher Perigee, 2015) is a collection of how-to techniques for creativity. It used the "do it yourself" approach of taking the best ideas from many writers and thinkers, as well as his own, and presenting them as bite-sized activities for the reader to try out and use for themselves.