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'Everything is magic; it's everywhere' - Daily News and Analysis
Cyril Takayama is that magician we’ve all stopped and stared at while browsing through channels. Yes, that very same Asian-looking entertainer, who jumps off the screen, everytime he’s on it. But there’s so much more to him than his amazing craft and good looks as DNA discovered in this tête-à-tête....
Publ.Date : 2012-06-17T13:20:44Z

The magician tarot card and the importance of gratitude - Examiner
The magician card is the manifestation card. It is also your uniqueness card- your talent card. You manifest through that which makes you unique. You are unique in ways that best serve you in your mission, your birth vision on the planet. What qualities will best serve you as you journey forth on the earth to fulfill your birth vision? This is what makes you unique. This is what your talents are. Embrace them even when, and maybe especially when, they seem to make you separate from others...
Publ.Date : 2012-06-18T02:20:59Z

How to fool Houdini -- and avoid fooling yourself - Scientific American
Last week, Alex Stone taught Wall Street Journal readers the world round how to steal a watch. It’s probably a safe bet that fellow magicians were none too pleased. Nor are they likely to have gotten a kick out of Stone’s new book, Fooling Houdini (out today), where the watch theft maneuver is but one of the effects that the amateur magician so shamelessly reveals....
Publ.Date : 2012-06-19T21:32:17Z

"Not a magician, only a psychological illusionist" - Times of India
Karan Singh nonchalantly talks of sawing a girl in half when he was a kid. Now 20, the Delhi University student has moved on to more exciting things - reading minds, whether it's guessing correctly the card you pick from a shuffled deck or gauging features of your personality within minutes of a telephone conversation...
Publ.Date : 2012-06-20T13:52:58Z

Fooling Houdini -- by Alex Stone - New York Times
Eventually the book gets a shade too technical. By the time Mr. Stone goes to clown school, his authorial judgment has become iffy. A cornball need for a narrative arc drives “Fooling Houdini” toward its finale. Mr. Stone enters another high-stakes competition, the 2010 IBM Gold Cups in San Diego, where he has to perform for the same judge who shamed him in Stockholm...
Publ.Date : 2012-06-20T20:12:21Z

Curious friendship of an author and a magician - Tacoma News Tribune
This summer, you can learn about the connection between Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created Sherlock Holmes, and the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini....
Publ.Date : 2012-06-22T06:26:47Z

Slight of Hand - Wall Street Journal
"Fooling Houdini" is an ostensibly self-effacing memoir by an inept amateur conjurer. Alex Stone's quest to become a master magician, however, does not bring him nearly as close to that goal as he imagines. Instead, he skirts the borders of popular genres of memoir, producing a tale that, had it verisimilitude, might appeal in the universal tradition of triumph over formidable odds. Instead it shares genetic material with narratives in which that triumph is markedly exaggerated....
Publ.Date : 2012-06-22T22:47:28Z

Journalist breaks code by revealing secrets behind magician's curtain - Winnipeg Free Press
Stone's engaging journey into his amateur magic career is as enlightening as it is disturbing. Not only does he reveal closely guarded secrets hoarded, in some cases, for thousands of years but he tears open the psyche of the archetypal magician. It mirrors too closely the geekiness, brilliance and single-mindedness illusionists seek to hide, even from themselves.
Publ.Date : 2012-06-23T14:39:31Z

House Theater plans season of "Magic" - Chicago Sun-Times
Among the company’s five shows will be a remount of Watkins’ 2007 play, “The Magnificents” (Jan. 18-March 10, 2013), the tale of an extraordinary family whose success as tent performers has faded. When an old magician passes on special tricks to the young boy he mentors, he finds a way of keeping the legacy alive. Nathan Allen will direct, and aerial circus arts will be part of the mix.
Publ.Date : 2012-06-21T21:51:23Z

 

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