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When Seeing Isn't Believing

A long as we've had screens, magicians have used them to share their work, and audiences have questioned what they're seeing.
Eric Thurm
3.18.19
politics

'Cursed Coconuts' Are Yet Again Implicated in Maldivian Election Tampering

Four men were arrested this week under allegations that they had used black magic to influence the election process.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.22.18
Interviews

Doom Metal Duo Eagle Twin Are Apocalyptic Mythmakers

Stream the SLC doomsayers' new album, 'The Thundering Heard,' and dig into its naturalistic, literary-inspired mythos.
Margaret Welsh
3.29.18
University

Carleton University Is Looking for a Magic Studies Professor

The school recently opened applications for a new chair of “conjuring arts.”
Neil McArthur
3.5.18
Spiritualism

I Moved to the Jungle to Become a 'Contemporary Witch'

We spoke to Sarah Wu, who set up the Village Witches area at Costa Rica's spiritual four-day music event, Envision Festival.
Adrian Choa
2.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

David Copperfield Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Teen Model

Brittney Lewis said the magician invited her to a show when she was 17 and then slipped something in her drink before attacking her.
Drew Schwartz
1.26.18
CAPITALISM

You Can Buy the Spirits of Dead Children on eBay

Meet the people who sell "haunted dolls" on the platform.
Luke Winkie
1.4.18
Objectively Correct Lists

A Brief Timeline of Magic in Music

From Welsh witches to ambient incantations via David Bowie's goblin leggings.
Kamila Rymajdo
10.31.17
witch hunts

We Asked Witches How They Feel About People Appropriating the Term ‘Witch Hunt’

"I get distressed because I think people don’t understand the history"
Manisha Krishnan
8.3.17
politics

The Tory-DUP Deal Proves the Magic Money Tree Is Real

Money has always been based on the dark arts.
Sam Kriss
6.28.17
magic

That Time the CIA Investigated a Magician to See if Magic Was Real

A video with illusionist Uri Geller spawned dozens of pages of follow-up reports in the CIA about whether magic was real, and if so, how to harness it for espionage.
Michael Best
5.13.17
Shanghai

Inside China’s First Magic Bar

At Blackstone Magic Bar in Shanghai, visitors drink Houdini-inspired cocktails while watching world-renowned magicians perform close-up magic tricks.
Barclay Bram
4.26.17
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