Ben Seidman, an expert at sleight of hand, analyzes some of the moves and tricks used in scenes from “My Cousin Vinny,” “Focus,” “Ocean’s 8,” “The Prestige,” and more.
I’m so sorry to hear of the death of legendary magician/mentalist Max Maven. I was proud to have met him a few times, and even happier to have seen him work. Click for more.
While watching Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” the other night — as we have for a decade — an idea occurred to me that I’m surprised hasn’t been exploited yet. I give way this million-dollar idea here.
I don’t have a lot of people I call heroes, but James “The Amazing” Randi certainly qualified. He was also a friend, a frequent radio guest, and a relentless promoter of rational thinking. Here are a few of my memories of him upon his death this week.
Here are my reviews of two magic shows and two plays, produced via Zoom for viewing at home during the pandemic, we’ve watched recently.
For the Picture Of The Day, here are two great storytellers — my friend Mark Evanier in conversation with Max Maven, one of the world’s top mentalists and magic historians.