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Open Thread - 'Optical Illusions' In 60 Seconds

Whether it's fun with mirrors, advanced video editing, or just an optical illusion and a smart phone, Kevin Parry gets it done. Open thread below...
Magical Negroes, Ranked

Magical Negroes, Ranked

20. Candyman from Candyman (was definitely a Magical Negro—just had misguided magic)Read more...
15 creepy horror movie dolls you should never be left alone with

15 creepy horror movie dolls you should never be left alone with

The nightmarish notion of a haunted doll, demonic dummy, or possessed puppet has been a fear-fraught Hollywood staple for decades, and the ingrained psychological origins of these mini murderous
Alchemy. The Great Art

Alchemy. The Great Art

The exhibition explores the enduring influence of alchemy over art. The alliance between the two fields is an intimate one: both art and alchemy are about creation, both rely on experimentation,

Kris Jenner used to peddle $100 magical candles for a psychic

You can say this about Jenner: She's always had hustle. The post Kris Jenner used to peddle $100 magical candles for a psychic appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Seahawks Linebacker Cassius Marsh Competes In Magic Tournament, Gets Wrecked

Seahawks Linebacker Cassius Marsh Competes In Magic Tournament, Gets Wrecked

Cassius Marsh is known for tackling ball carriers as an NFL linebacker, but the Seattle Seahawk’s 6’4”, 245-pound frame recently proved entirely useless in the mental athletics of Magic: the
Seahawks Linebacker Cassius Marsh Competes In Magic Tournament, Gets Wrecked

Seahawks Linebacker Cassius Marsh Competes In Magic Tournament, Gets Wrecked

Cassius Marsh is known for tackling ball carriers as an NFL linebacker, but the Seattle Seahawk’s 6’4”, 245-pound frame recently proved entirely useless in the mental athletics of Magic: the
Can Magic’s Latest Expansion Save A Stale Meta-Game?

Can Magic’s Latest Expansion Save A Stale Meta-Game?

The release of a new Magic: the Gathering expansion is usually a joyous event for players, and this spring’s ancient Egypt-themed Amonkhet set should have been an easy hit. Instead, players are
Can Magic’s Latest Expansion Save A Stale Meta-Game?

Can Magic’s Latest Expansion Save A Stale Meta-Game?

The release of a new Magic: the Gathering expansion is usually a joyous event for players, and this spring’s ancient Egypt-themed Amonkhet set should have been an easy hit. Instead, players are

Magic: The Gathering: The Investment

When most people reminisce about their childhood, they think of the classic rites of passage: summers at sleepaway camp, Little League sports victories, friends. But I count myself among another,
Magic: The Gathering Issues Rare Emergency Card Ban

Magic: The Gathering Issues Rare Emergency Card Ban

Magic: The Gathering has issued a rare emergency card ban effective today. One card in a popular but dramatically overpowered two-card combo is now illegal in Standard play. Publisher Wizards of the
Mom Apologizes For Trying To Sell Son's Rare Magic Card

Mom Apologizes For Trying To Sell Son's Rare Magic Card

While cleaning out her son’s room, a mom in Japan apparently came across some old cards. Her son had moved away, and she thought she was getting rid of clutter. She put the cards up for auction
Magic: The Gathering's Head Designer Has A Damn Hard Job

Magic: The Gathering's Head Designer Has A Damn Hard Job

“Magic is secretly, not really … it’s not one game,” head Magic: The Gathering designer Mark Rosewater told me. “It is actually a bunch of different games that all have a shared rule system. Every
Magic: The Gathering's Head Designer Has A Damn Hard Job

Magic: The Gathering's Head Designer Has A Damn Hard Job

“Magic is secretly, not really … it’s not one game,” head Magic: The Gathering designer Mark Rosewater told me. “It is actually a bunch of different games that all have a shared rule system. Every

Artefact: are technology and magical thinking really incompatible?

It seems that humans have an inherent need for the unaccountable and the illogical. That’s why progresses in science and technology have often been accompanied by the arrival or renewal of paranormal

Artefact festival: Magic and politics

Artefact: The Act of Magic explores how we can understand magic and the magical in contemporary society. This inherently ambiguous concept evokes notions such as illusion, enchantment and awe, but is
Dataghost 2. The kabbalistic computational machine

Dataghost 2. The kabbalistic computational machine

The French collective RYBN.org has applied the numerological system of transformations, associations and substitutions of Kabbalah to computing. Their Dataghost 2 installation seeks to reveal the
Nioh's Sloth Magic Turns Bosses Into Jokes

Nioh's Sloth Magic Turns Bosses Into Jokes

Nioh has some difficult bosses. They’ll shish-kebab you in the blink of an eye. What if I told you one magic spell that turns them into total pushovers? Read more...

The Occult, Witchcraft & Magic. An Illustrated History

A lively history of all things cryptic, mystic and other-worldly, beginning with the earliest evidence of magical thinking amid the gloom of a Palaeolithic cave, and ending in the bright light of our