A Missed Magical Opportunity

A Missed Magical Opportunity

We’re huge fans of Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” and have seen every episode going back to its premiere on British TV before moving stateside. Because of the coronavirus, this season was shot without an audience in their theater at the Rio in...
Remembering Randi

Remembering Randi

I don’t have a lot of people I call heroes, but James “The Amazing” Randi certainly qualified. He died Tuesday at 92 of, well, being 92. The first time I saw Randi was when I was a kid, watching Sonny Fox introduce him on “Wonderama,” a...
At-Home Theater

At-Home Theater

Three weeks ago, I wrote about how much my wife and I enjoyed a performance over Zoom by magician Siegfried Tieber. He had a limited audience of just a couple dozen viewers and established a very nice rapport with many of us as he chose people to take part in his...
POTD: Mark And Max On Magic

POTD: Mark And Max On Magic

My pal Mark Evanier has, of late, been doing some one-on-one video interviews with fascinating friends. The one he did last night was with Max Maven, one of the world’s great mentalists and magic historians. I’ve seen Max perform several times, including a...
Magic Via Zoom

Magic Via Zoom

Saturday night, my wife and I went to a magic show — without leaving our house. We participated in an interactive show by magician Siegfried Tieber, a Magic Castle regular who we’d seen stump Penn & Teller on “Fool Us.” There were about...
POTD: Penn & Teller At Google

POTD: Penn & Teller At Google

Picture Of The Day: Five years ago this month, while Penn & Teller were doing a limited run on Broadway, they stopped by Google’s New York office to have a chat onstage. Among the topics they covered were their origin story, their TV shows “Fool...