magic

magic

When Seeing Isn't Believing

As long as we've had screens, magicians have used them to share their work, and audiences have questioned what they're seeing.
Eric Thurm
3.11.19
entertainment

Lakeith Stanfield and Flying Lotus Are Making a Bonkers Netflix Anime

The streaming service just announced 'Yasuke,' a magic samurai robot anime, along with four other titles including 'Pacific Rim' and 'Altered Carbon.'
Beckett Mufson
11.8.18
Myth Understood

The True Story of Tituba, the Slave at the Center of the Salem Witch Trials

Rather than deny accusations of witchcraft, the enslaved woman spun a rich tale of sorcery that ultimately saved her life.
Christobel Hastings
10.15.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dozens of Brooklyn 'Antifa Witches' Are Planning to Put a 'Hex' on Kavanaugh

Armed with coffin nails, effigies, and dirt from a graveyard, they'll be casting a spell "all about causing suffering"—just in time for Halloween!
Drew Schwartz
10.15.18
Comics!

'Residency,' Today's Comic by Mark Wang

After getting shipwrecked, a magical man questions his ability to create.
Mark Wang
8.24.18
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
Comics!

'Enlightened Metalheads,' Today's Comic by Pedro D'Apremont's

A bunch of metalheads discover an enchanted record that transforms them into hipsters.
Pedro D'Apremont
4.5.18
Interviews

Utah Doom 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
3.28.18
University

A Canadian University Is Looking for a Magic Studies Professor

The school recently opened applications for a new chair of "conjuring arts."
Neil McArthur
3.2.18
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
1.25.18
CAPITALISM

Meet the People Selling Haunted Dolls on eBay

$50 for the soul of a dead child? What a steal!
Luke Winkie
1.3.18
HOLIDAY

Praise Gryla, a Terrifying Christmas Cannibal with 13 Deviant Sons

In Iceland, 54 percent of the population believe in elves and other paranormal beings. Grýla—who is believed to kidnap bad children and cook them into a soup—plagues them every year, as do her 13 Yule Lads.
Diana Tourjée
12.22.17
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