Review ~ Magic is Dead

Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians by Ian Frisch Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious club known … Continue reading Review ~ Magic is Dead

Review ~ Conjure Times

Conjure Times: The History of Black Magicians in America by James Haskins & Kathleen Benson Throughout American history, black magicians have achieved great skill in both the magician's tricks of the trade as well as the psychology of entertaining an audience. However, because of slavery and, later, racial segregation and discrimination, few have been able … Continue reading Review ~ Conjure Times

Magic Monday, 3/11/19

I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I'd combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead. The magic world lost one of its great performers and mentors this past weekend. Johnny Thompson was known as a fabulous … Continue reading Magic Monday, 3/11/19

Magic Monday, 2/4/19

I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I'd combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead. I'm not much of a fan of street magic or apparatus magic, but if you combine the two... https://twitter.com/YoungandStrange/status/1092311473739710464 It's Monday, … Continue reading Magic Monday, 2/4/19

Review ~ Laurant

Laurant: The Man of Many Mysteries by Gabe Fajuri In 1896, Eugene Laurant became a professional magician. 21 years earlier, as Eugene Greenleaf, he was born on the frontier, in the horse and buggy town that was Denver, Colorado. Billed as the "Man of Many Mysteries," Laurant spent almost 50 seasons on tour. His stage-filling … Continue reading Review ~ Laurant

#NonFicNov 2018, Week 3 ~ Be/Ask/Become the Expert

Week 3: (Nov. 12 to 16) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (Julie @ JulzReads): Three ways to join in this week! You can either share three or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction … Continue reading #NonFicNov 2018, Week 3 ~ Be/Ask/Become the Expert

Review ~ Memoirs of an Elusive Moth

Memoirs of an Elusive Moth: Disappearing Nightly with Harry Blackstone and his Show of 1001 Wonders by Adele Friel Rhindress Harry Blackstone presented a full-evening production called the Show of 1001 Wonders. It lived up to that billing, as a stage-filling spectacle combining spectacular illusions, magnificent costumes, gorgeous girls, a corps of assistants, humor, dancing, … Continue reading Review ~ Memoirs of an Elusive Moth