When the Frick Museum featured "Girl with a Pearl Earring" in "Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshius," its...
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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.
Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master.
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.
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.
Criss Angel's show is a disgrace and he should be ashamed of himself.
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?"
Stan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.
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