Monthly Archives: November 2011

Penn Jillette on Magic and Politics

It’s probably safe to say I enjoy political discussions, interesting similes and metaphors, and magic more than the average person. Penn Jillette’s recent column in the Wall Street Journal had all those things. It’s an interesting read about suspension of disbelief and how … Continue reading

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Magician John Cassidy in Balloon at White House

John Cassidy, who performs a “balloon freak show” and subtitles his website “comedy, magic and really weird things with balloons,” performed for Michelle Obama at the White House on Oct. 11. Photographer Chuck Kennedy captured the moment. Some cards are … Continue reading

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George Melies as Magician

The New York Times published beautiful photos from the making of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Hugo,” which features Ben Kingsley as the magician and filmmaker Georges Méliès. The online gallery includes two images of Méliès’ wife, Mama Jeanne d’Alcy (played by Helen … Continue reading

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