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Whether You're Building a Robot or a Book, Science + Creativity = Magic

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Holly Robinson

No question about it. My husband and I are opposites. He's a software engineer and I'm a writer. When people glance at my computer screen, they're confronted by a maze of thorny paragraphs, while his is a jungle of coded symbols.

This Guy 'Magically' Turns One Item Of Food Into Handfuls For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

How does he do it?! Magician and "extremely famous media personality" Rob Anderson was the cause of many dropped jaws in Las Vegas a few months ago...

Magician Makes Dozens Of People Smile With A Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

While making objects appear and disappear out of nowhere is always a crowd-pleaser, when done right, can you guess what's even more magical? A smile a...

WATCH: The Time David Blaine And Michael Jackson Snuck Into Parliament

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Illusionist David Blaine has taken part in his fair share of antics, but his most memorable stunt wasn't magic-related. He told HuffPost Live host Ric...

WATCH: The Time David Blaine And Michael Jackson Snuck Into Parliament

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Known for mystifying all with his signature brand of street magic, David Blaine is wowing celebrities from Katy Perry to Will Smith. He joined HuffPos...

This Magician Figured Out A Hell Of A Trick

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.16.2013 | Small Business

For small business owners, turning your passion into profit always comes with risk. But when that passion is something as unique as magic, you better ...

More Trick Than Treat

Victor Stenger | Posted 08.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Victor Stenger

I suppose Keith Barry's magic show was entertaining, though far from exceptional. But TED audiences expect more for their money than to be simply entertained. They are expecting to learn something. What were they supposed to learn from Barry's performance?

People Act Like They've Never Seen A Guy Cut In Half

Posted 07.22.2013 | Comedy

Magician, Andy Gross, walked around posing as a man cut in half, scaring unsuspecting strangers with his illusion. People sure do fall down a lot in r...

How David Blaine Prepared His TEDMED Talk: One Card at a Time

Lisa Shufro | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Lisa Shufro

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI pulled the card out from my pocket. It reminded me that famous or not, everyone gets scared when they risk failure -- even David Blaine.

ReThink Review: Now You See Me - Abracadiculous!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While The Prestige explores the craft and mindset of differing magicians, Now You See Me uses magic to justify a story that, on cursory examination, proves to be little more than smoke and mirrors.

War Refugee and Balloon Maker Drivers: Stories From a Gary Truck Stop

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In this morning's version of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the diner is a Gary, Indiana truck stop and the patrons are cross-country truckers.

Navy Unveils First Squadron Of Drones

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

CORONADO, Calif. — The Navy on Thursday inaugurated its first squadron with both manned and unmanned aircraft amid debate over the military's bu...

This Illusion Will Blow Your Mind!

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

For the last few weeks while everyone geared up for a return to the magical realm of "Game of Thrones," an Argentine magician was quickly getting atte...

Meet The Tonight Show's Magic Clerk, Michael Carbonaro

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.27.2013 | TV
Xaque Gruber

It takes a certain sensibility to pull off this kind of act. Who else could do this except for someone who excels as a comedian, an improviser, an actor, and a magician?

Finding The Magic In NYC

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 03.04.2013 | New York

On a warm March night in 1973, David Roth, a lanky twenty-one-year-old Brooklyn native with dark eyes, light-brown hair and a prominent forehead, step...

WATCH: A Magical Proposal Houdini Would've Loved

Posted 12.19.2012 | Weddings

Harry Houdini would have approved of this marriage proposal. In a video posted to YouTube on Friday, Sean Emory asks his girlfriend of five years, ...

WATCH: 6-Year-Old Outsmarts Magician

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents

The footage may be over 20 years old, but the moment is timeless: A 6-year-old named Murray proves to a magician on television that kids tend to be sm...

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?"