"There was a whole line of women in my dating life who refused to date me because I was a magician."
Laura Yan of Hopes and Fears interviewed an anonymous magician/sideshow performer about life on and off stage. The interview is wonderfully illustrated by Arina Shabonova.
I decided I wasn’t going to tell them what I did until the first coffee date. I met one woman face to face, and then it eventually came around to what do you do. I told her, and she was like… “Ohhhh. Nope. I don’t mess with magicians.” I asked her why, and she said, “I don’t want to be lied to.”
I was like: you realize that I don’t actually lie? It’s like when you watch a theatrical production of Hamlet, you’re not standing up protesting: “That man isn’t actually Hamlet!” It’s theater. It’s a suspension of disbelief. It’s entertainment.
Other Side with Zabrecky is my favorite web series. I do not think Andy Rooney appreciates it much.
There’s still magic in the world, as evidenced by this fairy’s-eye view of Children’s Fairyland, that charming 70-year-old storybook theme park in Oakland, California. You might remember that when I’m not blogging, I work with Fairyland. WELL… months before we were mandated to shelter in place, a local photographer, Stephen Loewinsohn, contacted our team at […]
To my disappointment, North Korean state media stated that Kim Jong Un did not use his family’s mastery of magic to teleport or time travel out of the public eye. “In fact, people can’t disappear and reappear by folding space,” stated a report in the Rodong Shinmun, the newspaper of the Central Committee of the […]
Building blocks are among a child’s first, and arguably, most important, toys. Once they start stacking one tentatively on top of another, the blocks not only spark waves of creativity, but actual real-world understanding of scientific principles like engineering and physics. It wouldn’t even be a stretch to call blocks on of the first true […]
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It’s easy to be instantly dismissive about most Bluetooth speakers, especially small travel-sized units. Over the past few years, makers of every shape, size, and variety have started pounding out Bluetooth speakers, many barely able to sound much better than your smartphone speaker, let alone provide the bass and volume heft of legitimate portable speakers […]