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Steve Cohen Announces History Channel Magic Special

Magician Steve Cohen will begin filming a two-hour TV special for the History Channel next month that involves him “traveling the world to search for lost magic tricks that haven’t been seen for hundreds of years,” he announced in his … Continue reading

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Magic tattoos

Alan Rorrison (who has been posting videos at born to perform) has a sweet suite of card suit tattoos on his arm. I’ve always wanted an ace up my sleeve, like Worm (Edward Norton) in Rounders. And Ziztur got Teller’s … Continue reading

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An Ha Lim’s magical, musical card manipulation routine

An Ha Lim performs the most beautiful card manipulation routine I’ve ever seen in the video embedded at the end of this post. It is set to instrumental music (string quartet Bond’s “Explosive”) and the music is crucial to the … Continue reading

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The Takeaway explains how the brain lets magic work

John Hockenberry had the authors of “Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About our Everyday Deceptions” on The Takeaway on WNYC recently. In the segment, they describe how the brain favors scenarios that seem the most likely … Continue reading

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Magic and pro wrestling

I don’t know how this came up exactly. I might have been levitating a fork at the dinner table. Anyway, my brother said magic is fake like professional wrestling. I guess he meant it as an insult. But he’s right. … Continue reading

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The Great Buck Howard review

At the risk of killing your life (nice post at Surf the Gasp), I’ll post my $0.02 on The Great Buck Howard. (Thanks to TV Magic Guide for the listing.) Do not continue reading if you don’t want your later … Continue reading

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Magician Scott Hammell ‘disappears’ behind canned food

Scott Hammell’s stunt — living in a glass box that people covered with cans to make him “disappear” — is a really great magic trick. He was raising money for a food bank in Toronto, where he lives. He grabbed … Continue reading

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Penn Jillette’s TSA-grabbed crotch

Amid airplane passenger concerns about the new, naked body scanners you apparently have to go through or else get patted down, the media is revisiting a 2002 blog post from Penn Jillette about an experience going through airport security, in … Continue reading

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Review: Penn & Teller at Harrah’s

I saw Penn & Teller Friday night in the Concert Venue at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, N.J. I have been a fan of these guys for years — from Bullshit! to “Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour” to “Invisible … Continue reading

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What became of Cheater’s Cheater?

Around the time I started card tricking like crazy there was an awesome website called cheater’s cheater, cheaterscheater.com. I never really heard the story behind the site — how it started and what eventually happened to it. If anyone knows, … Continue reading

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