With its top hats and mustaches and sexy, sliced-up assistants, the world of magic is, unsurprisingly, male-dominated. All the famous magicians that come to mind — Copperfield, Blaine, Houdini, Penn & Teller — are men. Most of the unfamous ones are, too. At the Magic Castle, Hollywood's iconic, members-only mansion...
I'm not a fan of Trump. Like many people, I view him as a narcissistic, shallow bigot - an egotist, a con man, a born liar and exaggerator: a bankrupt Houdini of real estate who belongs in jail for felonies like his "university" rather than a comfortable bed in the White House. And yet... Show More Summary
Just read this: Houdini’s Straightjacket That is all.
When the wind picks up and the cold rolls in, testers found the Houdini was the breathable, wind-resistant layer they needed. It’s only 3.6 ounces and “packs down to about the size of a Clif bar” when stuffed in its chest zipper pocket. “It is perfect for going light and fast in the mountains” and... Continue reading
On Friday, murder suspect Alonso Perez pulled off an impressive escape from an interrogation room at the North Las Vegas Police Department. Perez is accused of killing a man outside a Las Vegas McDonald's. That is very not cool. However,...Show More Summary
Before the dog days of August bite, what do you still have time to see from the 2015-16 season in Chicago theater? More importantly, what should you make the time to see? We're all about to get sucked into fall preview mode here in Chicago Tribune-land and bring you word of many exciting autumnal...
Harry Houdini before an escape. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-53798) In a crumbling basement in the gritty part of Budapest’s VIII District, the clock was already ticking. Various clues lay scattered around the subterranean chamber,...Show More Summary
For his arguably greatest trick, performed just months before he died, Houdini had to master his own physiology.
Although Dennis Callaci has spent his last quarter century recording and releasing an impressive amount of music — both as a member of legendary Omaha band Refrigerator and as founder of the immortal record label Shrimper — he has, surprisingly,...Show More Summary
Harry Houdini gained notoriety in the early 20th century for his daring escape acts, breaking out of everything from straightjackets to submerged mailbags. While the crowds loved it, these tricks were merely illusions accomplished through sleight of hand or fake equipment. Houdini was a master showman, and never betrayed his [...]
There will no second season for Fox’s literary adventure drama series Houdini & Doyle. The network confirmed today the series has been cancelled. Houdini & Doyle was plagued by soft ratings throughout its freshman run. The Season 1 (and...Show More Summary
The limited series premiered in May to tepid numbers. read more
House Theatre's Death and Harry Houdini is a guaranteed visual feast, but at its core, the play is a journey into the mind of a genius. For every moment of vulnerability, there’s an illusion; for every trick, there’s a motivation, a feeling. The magic continues through summer. Just go. Highly Recommended. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)
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Beware, children of Earth... if you dare to get on a basketball court with James Harden you might go viral... 'cause the Rockets star just totally put a kid in the popcorn machine and it's all on video. It all went down at Harden's basketball…
Kanye West is the Harry Houdini of the rap world... refusing to reveal cast secrets in his new music video. Yeezy strolled out of a movie theatre with Kim and North in Calabasas Saturday, and predictably deflected questions about who was under the…
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Poor pup. After a visit to the vet, this dog named Houdini was ready for a little game of ball. Unfortunately, the cone around his neck made this more difficult than usual. SEE ALSO: Socially awkward dog is just chillin' at this doggy...Show More Summary
All three have been out of print for 20 years. Continue reading…