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World's Worst Magician's Awful Trick Goes Badly Wrong On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.04.2016 | Weird News

OUCH! A magic trick went badly wrong on live television in Poland last week, ending with a co-host of the morning show "Question for Breakfast" havin...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Magic: When You Need it Most

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 12.31.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Reminiscing the other day about holidays past, I became a bit wistful and blue, thinking that the stuff of sparkly memories was reserved for the very young -- the uncrushed, unwrecked, and unsullied by mean people, disappointment, life.

A Card Trick To Explain Why Everyone Should Be A Feminist

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Women

You don't need magic to see that the fight for gender equality is still an ongoing battle. Still, Hudson Taylor decided to use it to illustrate the im...

Magic: What If It Was Real?

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2016 | Weird News
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Las Vegas is home to many magicians, most of whom are hard core illusionists. But what if, just maybe, sometimes the magic was real? That is exactly what a small eclectic group, comprised mostly of entertainers, set out to explore with unmapped territory.

Magician Turns Girlfriend Into His Fiancee With His Best Trick Yet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weddings

For Neil Henry, the writing wasn't on the wall, it was in a can of alphabet soup. And it spelled "--M-A-R-R-Y---M-E--". Henry, a professional magician...

Illusionist Ivan Amodei Show Puts Magic Up-close and Personal in Seattle

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

Illusionist Ivan Amodei brought his show Intimate Illusions to an intentionally intimate-sized meeting room at Seattle's Westin Hotel last week, and the audiences of 200 were able to have a close look at being magically entertained.

Behind the Scenes With One of Broadway's Biggest Magicians

Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Nearly a decade ago, I'd found Trent's ad seeking a summer assistant on Craigslist. The main qualifications: small stature, not afraid of small spaces, able to dance. Not many people are claustrophiles, so I had an advantage.

Top 10 Martin Gardner Books (This List Goes Up to 11)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 12.28.2014 | Home
Colm Mulcahy

"Pick up anything Martin Gardner wrote," advises mathematician, magician and MacArthur award winner Persi Diaconis. "You'll smile and learn something." This is very true, but with over 100 books to choose from, by Gardner's own estimation, where should one start?

Adrien Brody Makes Houdini Worth Watching

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Along with the particular charm of the story you get the excitement of some of Houdini's most death defying escapes. If you are not already familiar with how the story is going to end these daredevil escapes give real suspense to the show.

Podcast Review: WTF Episode 514 - The Amazing Johnathan

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It wasn't my intention to cover Marc Maron's WTF podcast so soon after the last time but that's before I knew he was going to have the Amazing Johnathan on this episode.

What Is This Wizardry?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

What is this wizardry?? Some magic you can chalk up to sleight of hand and misdirection, but Smoothini's ability to perform incredible illusionsju...

Las Vegas Marriage Proposal Will Make You Believe In Magic

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings

What happens when you ask a Las Vegas magician to help you pop the question? Magic, of course. A German man named James wrote to magician Rob Ande...

Magician Rob Anderson Turns $1 'Counterfeit' Bills Into $20 For Homeless People In Las Vegas

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact

Would you trust a stranger on the street wanting to take a look at your cash because it's supposedly counterfeit? Yeah, we don't blame you. But if ...

Meet Apoorva Mali, A 7-Year-Old Magician

Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

Meet Apoorva Mali, a 7-year-old child prodigy from Mangalore, India. No, she doesn't play the cello or demonstrate an proclivity for abstract art. The...

David Blaine Reveals 'Electrified' Is Most Dangerous Stunt Yet (Exclusive Video)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Blaine has taken on a variety of insane feats in his career, from hanging upside-down for 60 hours in New York's Central Park to freezing himself in a block of ice. But he's never done anything like this.

A Blind Magician's Secrets Revealed

Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

The following is an excerpt from "Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind" [Harper, $26.99]: With his...

WATCH: This Man Can Swallow A 3-foot-long Balloon Whole

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.16.2012 | Weird News

Some magic tricks are hard to believe, but Albert Cadabra has one that's hard even for him to swallow -- and he's the guy doing it. It requires Cad...

What Sleight Of Hand Reveals About Brain Function

| Mariette DiChristina | Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

“I see you have a watch with a buckle.” Standing at my side, Apollo Robbins held my wrist lightly as he turned my hand over and back. I knew exac...

Astoria Characters: The Fig Thieves

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When the fig thieves fled with my fruits, I decided to take matters into my own empty hands.

Q & A: Oscar-Winning Michael Caine Asks "Is Anybody There?"

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Michael Caine: "I'm hoping there's an afterlife. As you get older, you hope even more fervently."