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Cardistry 101: The pressure fan

Personally, I don't do any kind of pressure tricks. Partially because of my preference for Keepers - those things are sharp, man - and partially because my fat sausage fingers have only two settings when it comes to pressure: too much and way too much. But if you have the ...read more

alan fisher

Alan Fisher is going to FISM!

Back in March, we reported on two live shows held to raise money for Alan Fisher's trip to the FISM World Championship of Magic in Busan, South Korea. Fisher had already earned his spot at the competition, but needed a little help rustling up the cash for travel costs. I recently ...read more

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Mark Haslam's The Secret Class is pure class

A good promotional video doesn't sell a magician, it sells a mood. This trailer for Mark Haslam's one-man show, The Secret Class, is - and you'll have to excuse the pun - a masterclass in nostalgia. From the quick cuts between sepia-toned magic ephemera to Haslam's effortlessly ...read more

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Patrick Kun does a little card trick

There is an art to telling bad jokes. The deadpan delivery, the slightly-too-long pauses, the feeble explanation, they're all vital to delivering a quip that invokes not laughter, but a long weary sigh as your audience realizes that you have wasted vital seconds of their life. ...read more

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Mexican clowns protest Acapulco crime wave

Last month, a crowd of professional clowns clad in white took to the streets of Acapulco to demand an end to the Mexican resort city's staggering rates of homicide and violent crime. Salvador Alarcón Arizmendi, better known as "Noodle of the Watery Soup," began the march with a ...read more