The Kreskin Question

John Burbage emails: I have been a long time reader of your blog, and listener to your podcasts. Not too long ago you had a young man on who hosts the Carson Podcast (Mark Malkoff — listen here). Being as how I am 66 years old now, and of the Johnny Carson Show...
Magic Men

Magic Men

Lance Burton and Mac King are two of the best magicians I’ve ever seen. I was first introduced to Lance’s work by Penn Jillette, who told me that Lance did the finest close-up routine (Max Maven tells me the preferred term is “stage...
The Transparent Man Illusion

The Transparent Man Illusion

Professor Richard Wiseman emails: For the past few months we have been working on a secret project involving the science of illusion and invisibility! In the 1920s a magician presented the plans for a strange illusion that he claimed would make people invisible....

Magicians Movie

A couple of years ago, I contributed a few bucks to the Kickstarter campaign for a documentary called “Magicians.” The movie is finally finished and will debut in Los Angeles in a few weeks, then hopefully roll out across the country over the next few...
Road Trip: Four Shows In Vegas

Road Trip: Four Shows In Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter was traveling the country for work and was going to end up in Las Vegas. I decided to fly out and meet her so we could spend a few days together, during which I taught her some casino games and how to get free drinks, we walked the...