The Magic Cafe

I am not the world’s biggest fan of ‘The Magic Cafe’. But – it is so vast that there are some useful aspects to the site. Anyway – that has all changed since the search function went down on the cafe. I dunno’ why it is taking so long to fix – but in the…

Adam Gopnik

Just want to link to a beautifully written article about magic from THE NEW YORKER magazine. It is by Adam Gopnik who is one of my favourite writers. Click HERE. NOTE: This article is different to the famous Ricky Jay New Yorker profile which I have mentioned before…

Nice Blog…

I just noticed a blog mentioned here on the ‘Recommened Clicks’ list. Not sure why I haven’t noticed it until now but it is a great idea for a blog. If you are looking for great tricks ‘buried in print’ then check this out. Click HERE.

Hummer Card – Thai Style

I keep seeing magic on my trip where and when I least expect it. A beggar in Bangkok , the challenge being to draw a crowd so they’ll give him some money. No, he wasn’t attracting the crowd by singing or selling little souvenirs. Oh no – he was doing the Hummer Card. He did it quite well…

Vietnamese Monte

Just over a week ago I was in a boat off the west coast of Vietnam and in the evening was playing cards with some friends. It was a small boat with a crew of about 6 young Vietnamese guys who also live on board. Living on a boat doesn’t provide them with much to…

A response…

This trick uses the same ‘principle’ as the one posted below by Kevin. Anyway – the following trick didn’t fool me – but it has fooled a few well posted magicians – so there could be something in it. I should add that it is a strange effect. Some people won’t register any effect at…

A couple of books…

I am still working through CARD MAGIC USA (compiled by Peter Duffie). It is a fantastic ebook. Easily the best ebook I have ever read. There is a ton of interesting stuff – but I am too lazy to give an overview. Still – I have already added on trick to my repetoire (which is…

A Request…

Anybody know if there are any videos online of somebody performing STENCEL’S ACES? I have always wanted to watch a performance. I no longer have the book it was published in – and want to see if the book is worth tracking down again in order to learn the trick. So – if anybody knows…