Special Report Entertainment, Fakery, and Ambiguity: Examining New York’s ‘Fortune Telling Law’ Ryan Shaffer From: Volume 34, No. 2 March / April 2010 ShareTweet Ryan Shaffer Ryan Shaffer is a writer and historian. He has a PhD in history and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Global Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.