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“Magic is a theatrical performance in which one person surreptitiously cheats, so that everyone else can feel like they’re winning.”
Jim Steinmeyer
Jim Steinmeyer

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WHAT WE HIDE: A MAGICIAN LOOKS AT ESPIONAGE

Tony Mendez, master spy, was an expert in deception and an amateur magician. Jim was asked to review his book.

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WHAT WE HIDE: THE MASTER MAGICIAN WHO DISAPPEARED

A recreation of Thomas Tobin’s amazing illusion, Palingenesia, which disappeared, along with the magician himself.

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WHAT WE HIDE: THE BRILLIANT ILLUSION THAT DISAPPEARED

A recreation of Thomas Tobin’s amazing illusion, Palingenesia, which disappeared, along with the magician himself.

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WHAT WE HIDE: A CHANCE TO WATCH KELLAR

Harry Kellar onstage at the Magic Castle in Hollywood: a recreation of classical mysteries.

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WHAT WE HIDE: PROBLEMS IN ALGERIA, PART TWO

Robert-Houdin’s Algerian adventure presents a number of curious problems that are worth examining.

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WHAT WE HIDE: PROBLEMS IN ALGERIA, PART ONE

Robert-Houdin’s Algerian adventure presents a number of curious problems that are worth examining.

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WHAT WE HIDE: LESSONS FROM DOUG HENNING

On the occasion of Doug Henning’s birthday, here’s a look at what made this wizard so interesting, and the surprising lessons learned about magic.

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WHAT WE HIDE: THE DISAPPEARING BOOK, THE NEXT BOOK

Jim’s missing book was deliberately written and published so that it seems to have never existed; his newest book is an enlightening look of magic as an art.

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WHAT WE HIDE: WHAT THE CYCLOPS MISSES, LOST MORRITT

Curiously, a lot of current magic is designed to serve other purposes on television. Charles Morritt’s mysterious secrets are explored in Lost Morritt.

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