Magic

Magic Lounge will bring the magic bar back to Chicago

Coming later this year to 5050 N. Clark St. on Chicago's North Side: A new entertainment venue, replete with food and beverages, that's dedicated to the art of close-up magic.<p>There's a history of such places in and around town. In the 1930s, Ryan's Magic Tap occupied the corner of Division Street …

Podcast #306: What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful

Almost every boy goes through a magic phase at some point in his life. When I was eight, I was convinced that I was going to be the next David …

Podcasting

Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH Edition 0.95 prototype lens available for sale

A rare collectible Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH Edition 0.95 "prototype B" lens is now available for sale at the Leica Store San Francisco for …

Leica Cameras

Leica announces plans for 'peeling' CCDs in M9 and Monochrom

Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from 'peeling' CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased …

Cameras

Magic Trick Bunny inside Hat Barrel Bag

<b>Shipping & Returns</b><p>Your order is always an “on demand order” directly from the brand to us and then to you. As shipment times vary for each brand, …

Shopping

Five times Theresa May looked like a character from the Jungle Book

Trust in me! By the marvellous @beardedgenius.<p>1.<p>— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) April 30, 2017<p>2.<p>— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) April 30, 2017<p>3.<p>— …

April 30

Inside David Blaine’s secret downtown magic lair

Tucked off the busy streets of Chinatown stands a nondescript building that gives only one small, easily missed clue to the literal magic that takes …

Cool Stuff

FBI Magician Drama ‘Deception,’ Divorce Comedy ‘Splitting Up Together’ Ordered to Series at ABC

ABC has given series orders to drama “Deception” and single-camera comedy “Splitting Up Together.”<p>“Deception” follows Las Vegas magician Cameron …

TV

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017: 2,700 entries submitted

• <b>2,700 photographers from 104 countries submitted entries to prestigious international competition</b>• <b><br>This year’s twelve finalists will be announced on 20</b> …

Photography

To be a better boss, act like a witch

Misty Bell Stiers is a witch. But for her, practicing Wicca isn’t just about being at one with a universal, divine energy—it’s about becoming a better manager.<p>“The backbone of Wicca, to me, is making sure I’m present in the moment,” says Stiers, the creative director at Isobar, a global digital …

Spirituality

Tracie Hunter's jail sentence could go forward

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>TRACIE HUNTERTracie Hunter's attorney steps down, Hunter confronts judge | 10:24<p>At a hearing at the Hamilton County Courthouse …

Judiciary

An Aging Lightning McQueen Races Against Time And Technology In Pixar’s Latest ‘Cars 3’ Trailer

Let’s get this out of the way upfront. The early peeks at <i>Cars 3</i> have been sorta solemn affairs. Our hero Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has been going through some bleak indie festival drama soul searching and it’s set a somewhat unusual tone. The latest trailer to tumble out for …

Cars 3

Lightning McQueen Fights Tooth and Nail to Regain His Place at the Top in a New Trailer for Cars 3

Disney•Pixar released a new “Rivalry” trailer for <i>Cars 3</i>, the upcoming animated sequel to <i>Cars</i> and <i>Cars 2</i> produced by Pixar Animation Studios and …

Cars 3

‘The Great British Bake Off’ Star Ruby Tandoh Lays Into ‘Dull Snob’ TV Chefs And Takes Aim At Nigella Lawson And Tom Kerridge In Twitter Rant

'Horsey-maned rich girls and pompous ‘real food’ guys.'<p>Former ‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant Ruby Tandoh has blasted the current crop of TV chefs in a lengthy Twitter rant, labelling them “dull snobs”.<p>The 25-year-old, who was a runner-up to Frances Quinn in the 2013 series, criticised the …

Food

Jackson Storm Beats Lightning in New Cars 3 Trailer

Jackson Storm beats Lightning McQueen in new Cars 3 trailer<p>The new <b>Cars 3</b> trailer has arrived, emphasizing the rivalry between Jackson Storm and …

Motorsport

Deal of the day: Leica M9 replica crystal camera is now $30 off

For a limited time the Leica M9 replica crystal camera is <b>$30 off</b>. Some additional information:<p>Made from handcrafted K9 crystal, the 2/3 scale Leica M …

Cameras

8-year-old magician Issy Simpson dazzles on T-shirt illusion

8-year-old prodigy magician Issy Simpson performed the entire version of her magic trick that made her famous on "Britain's Got Talent."

Citizen Journalism

Judge lets convicted ‘black magic’ killer walk free

A convicted Bronx killer accused of using black magic to run his murderous drug gang will walk free Monday — after a judge vacated his sentence based …

Crime

Auschwitz magician survived Holocaust with sleight of hand

The Great Nivelli, known to his concentration camp bunkmate as Herr Levin, is remembered in the off-Broadway show Nivelli’s War.

European History

Black Magic home sits lightly in a mountain oasis

Nature lovers will feel right at home with Black Magic. Designed by Colorado-based Rowland + Broughton, this glass-clad mountainside home embraces …

Architecture

Paganism Is Mostly Fine: The End is Not Near

Did you get the memo that Paganism is dying? I didn’t either, but it’s a notice that goes out every once in awhile or when someone is trying to …

Paganism

LEICA Buyer’s Guide

If I were to buy a new Leica today, this is advice I would give myself:<p>Leica Lens: Leica 35mm f/2.4 Summarit ASPH (Silver)<p>I think the best bang for …

Cameras

Jon Favreau Cooked This Dish He Learned from Chef Roy Choi ‘Every Day for Three Months’

Since creating and starring in the foodie film <i>Chef</i> two years ago, Jon Favreau‘s cooking chops have definitely improved.<p>“I’m not as good as I am in …

Los Angeles

Visual poesy with the Leica M Monochrom

Photography for me is light and tones of shadows. My photos are the records of moments that pleased my visual sense, and the records of light that …

Leica Cameras

Sleight Is an Imperfect Magic Trick Well Worth the Ride

<i>Sleight</i> could, and maybe should, have been a disaster.<p>It is not a “superhero film” in the vein of comic book legends Marvel and DC; yet, it is also …

Comics

Slick magician takes the thumb trick to the next scary level

Your friends may have got you once or twice with the "I'm pulling my thumb apart" hand trick, but the magician in this video will get you literally every time.<p>Vincent has been posting a short video every day for 100 days showing off some sort of trick or skill and all of them are impressive. Day …

Humor

"Leica M10 - VIDEO REVIEWS"

Leica M 10 Digital Rangefinder Camera<p>Index of Thorsten von Overgaard's user review pages covering Leica M9, Leica M9-P, M-E, Leica M10,<br>Leica M 240, …

Cameras

'Death & Harry Houdini' returns to Arsht Center with magic and drama

Dennis Watkins knows how to make an entrance.<p>In the House Theatre of Chicago’s “Death & Harry Houdini,” now back at the Arsht Center’s Carnival …

“Magician of Maghreb” by Waone in Rabat, Morocco

Share this article<p>StreetArtNews<br>• May 12, 2017<br>• 0<p>Waone just sent us some images from this amazing piece of work that he just wrapped up on the streets of …

Street Art

The Practical Magic and Black Heroism of 'Sleight'

In the fantastic world of superheroes, plucky nobodies become legends by harnessing their inner power. In J.D. Dillard’s thriller <i>Sleight</i>, the hero’s …

Star Wars