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WATCH: The Magical World Of The Magic Castle's Junior Society

Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles

"It's for the people and to make them, for one moment, feel great about life. And that there's stuff to be discovered." That's how 16-year-old Oliv...

Penn and Teller Suit: 'Magician Stole Our Trick'

Newser | Posted 04.20.2012 | Weird News

Half of Penn and Teller is suing a fellow magician who he says ripped off a classic trick. Dutch illusionist Gerard Bakardy reportedly posted a You...

Between the Pages With Author and "Bizarre Magician" Brian Brushwood

Vanessa Berben | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Vanessa Berben

I sat down with Brushwood to discuss his numerous projects -- including his latest, an eBook version of his hit show Scam School, which features a collection of some of his best tricks for getting to do awesome things for free.

7 Most Bizarre Magician Deaths

Joshua Jay | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Joshua Jay

These slides show us examples of how and where conjuring has gone fatally awry, and why. With equal appreciation, we honor and immortalize the heroes, casualties and dunces who have lost their lives in pursuit of magic.

WATCH: David Blaine Street Magic

Posted 12.28.2011 | Comedy

You may know David Blaine as the magician who stood on a pole for a dillion hours or buried himself alive for way too long, but most people probably k...

Magician Arrested For Hypnotizing 75 Children

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.03.2011 | Weird News

Dozens of children from Mocoa (number unconfirmed, Univision reports 75, and Hispanically Speaking News reported 41,) Columbia were rushed to the hosp...

The Magic Castle: Ex-Nerds With Birds

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

The Magic Castle requires that you know a magician member to grace the entrance. But here's a secret I will reveal: if you send them an email, there's a good chance they'll email you back a golden ticket.

Houdini's Own Mysteries Revealed: Traveling Museum Exhibit Now in NYC

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kate Kelly

When the crowds witnessed Houdini's escapes from handcuffs, chains, ropes, and straitjackets, audiences were left scratching their heads and saying, "How did he do that?"

When Abracadabra Is Not Enough: The Week the Republican Magic Wand Failed

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It's the Tea Party sentiment that the worst capitalist is still preferable to the best government employee.

Reading In Public: Books We've Spotted And What You Might Want To Read In Bed On New Year's Day (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books

Reading in public says something about a book--that the reader likes it enough to carry it on a subway, an airplane, to a doctor's office or cafe. Eve...