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Deconstructing a Dutch Master: Tim's Vermeer

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When the Frick Museum featured "Girl with a Pearl Earring" in "Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshius," its...

Movie Review: Tim's Vermeer

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Penn and Teller's Tim's Vermeer is like a cinematic magic trick, one that unveils itself over the course of roughly 90 minutes -- and encompasses the years it took Tim Jenison to work the illusion. Except it's not an illusion.

Inventor or Artist? An Interview with Tim Jenison of Tim's Vermeer

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master.

Penn & Teller, Universal Orlando Team Up to Create Haunted House for Halloween Horror Nights

Jim Hill | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For years now, their fans had been clamoring for these two to do produce some sort of seasonal spectacular. A Halloween maze or haunted house that perfectly captured this team's twisted sensibilities.

Harry Houdini and His Cunning Stunts at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Harmon Leon | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

Houdini was the Pablo Picasso of handcuff removal, the Babe Ruth of being plunged ankle first into locked containers filled with water. Houdini toyed with death at every padlocked corner.

The Strip Diary, Day Thirty One: Enough Has Been Written On the Awfulness of Criss Angel, So Here's a Video

Paul Carr | Posted 07.05.2011 | Travel
Paul Carr

2011-05-05-criss.jpgCriss Angel's show is a disgrace and he should be ashamed of himself.

Rick Lax: In a City Rich With Deception, No One Fools Him

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellen Sterling

Fool Me Once, is what Rick Lax acknowledges to be a "stunt" memoir: "Your publisher pays you to go out and have an adventure. You're getting paid $20,000 to go to Las Vegas. What's better than that?"

He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.