Magic

Penn & Teller's smug shtick and Sadowitz's twisted tricks: magicians conjuring with comedy

The American duo’s slick act shimmers with Vegas-style glitz, while the Scottish standup’s sleight of hand is as flabbergasting as his vicious jokes<p>The classic magician image, we are told in Penn and Teller’s new show, was established by the French conjuror Robert-Houdin in the mid 19th century. …

‘What She Had Was Chutzpah:’ How Camilla’s ‘Magic Spell’ Won Prince Charles’s Heart

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has a magnetism all her own—and Prince Charles isn’t the only one who felt the pull.<p>“I’ve noticed how men always …

Royal Family

What's Happening to Early Startup Magic?

Profit margins are becoming more important than values.<p>Lately I've been wondering if I have become irrelevant. I have been wondering how startups, once known for driving economic innovation and social change, continue to find new ways to make our heads shake and mouths drop. I’m looking at you, …

Startups

Leica digest

→ "<i>Fake Leica</i>" by Liao Yibai has been listed for sale at Meister Camera / Leica Store Hamburg for €100,000:<p>This Leica weights about 40kg and is made …

Cameras

Used Leica finds

Here are a few interesting Leica cameras and lenses I spotted at the B&H used department during my recent trip to New York:<p>→<p>→ Leica 35mm f/2 …

Cameras

The Rocketeer: High Flying Adventures Review: Charmingly Classic Stories Of Heroic Antics

No review found! Insert a valid review ID.<i>The Rocketeer: High Flying Adventures</i> doesn’t waste any time in dropping the reader right into the action. …

Comics

Spoilers: Why Lightning McQueen got a new paint job in 'Cars 3'

Every car needs a new paint job now and then, even Lightning McQueen.<p>Since the first <i>Cars</i> movie in 2006, the hotshot star of Pixar’s animated franchise has had a red exterior, yellow lightning bolt and familiar No. 95 that are as synonymous with the racer as his “Ka-chow!” catchphrase. But in the …

Lightning McQueen

The superb Leica M Monochrom Limited Edition Jim Marshall Set

Renowned for his unique shots of rock and roll and jazz legends and many other iconic pictures, the late American photographer<b> Jim Marshall</b> had a …

Leica Cameras

‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Performs Mind-Blowing Mathematical Magic Trick

<i>America’s Got Talent</i> contestant Tom London performed a pretty mind-blowing trick that combined a lot of math with a little bit of magic during his …

Celebrity News

It’s a Wonderful Loaf

This is my ode to emergent order and the surprising effectiveness of undesigned and uncoordinated cooperation — the web of specialization and …

Food

A Look Inside Magician Trade Magazines from the 1940s-1980s

From “Atomic Candle” and “Cigarette Impalement” advertisements to cheesy magic humor and sexy magician’s assistants – there’s a lot to love about …

Chicago

Samsung left millions at risk by not renewing domain, patches Magician

Samsung Magician recently patched a flaw which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code but a separate flaw may have left millions at risk …

Information Security

More upgrade options for Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras with CCD sensor corrosion

Leica is now offering more upgrade options for Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras affected by the CCD sensor corrosion issue:Upgrade from M9/M-Eto M …

Cameras

Adorable Little Puppies Hilariously Run Away When a Magician Makes Their Yummy Treat Disappear

Finnish magician Jose Ahonen, who has performed a number of amusing magic tricks for dogs, did the same for a group of really adorable puppies. Like …

Puppies

Witven Water Reflections

Although it seems like film has taken over my photography, I do make digital work as well. As I have been focussing on regaining health and strength …

Cars 3 Review

Rating:6.5 out of 10Cast:Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen <br>Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez<br>Nathan Fillion as Sterling<br>Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm<br>Chris …

Motorsport

A Guide To Vizier Knightfall

<b>A Guide to Vizier Knightfall</b><p>Hi everyone,<p>Tzu Ching Kuo and I finished 12-3 at Grand Prix Kobe with Vizer Knightfall and I would like to share it with …

LEICA, LEICA, LEICA

LEICA, LEICA, LEICA your design is sublime, I like you a lot. Creativity isn’t inside me, it is something that can be bought I disregard what’s given …

Eric Kim

Your Brain on Magic

Source: Flickr Creative Commons | Egely Tiidemaa<i>David Blaine. David Copperfield. Harry Houdini.</i> These three magicians may be ranked among the world's …

Psychology

The Book of Shadows in Print: A History

We tend to take published rituals for granted today. Between websites, e-books, and bookstores there are probably hundreds of different “Books of …

Publishing

CHASING STORIES: ‘EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY’ FEATURING UR-Leica

Following its enormous success in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Portugal the spectacular exhibition ‘<i>Eyes Wide Open!</i> 100 years of Leica photography’ …

Leica Cameras

The Mule and the Magician—One Father's Fable to His Daughter

<b>One father uses the power of the fable to get his little girl thinking about her contribution to the world and the value of her efforts.</b><p>Okay…<p>I’m a father of an <b>amazing</b> 10-year-old-girl.<p>Oftentimes, I find myself searching for the <i>words and wisdom</i> I want to share with my little princess.<p>Because I’m …

'Great British Bake Off' Star Ruby Tandoh Brands Jamie Oliver A 'Pr*ck' In Attack On Non-Political Celebrity Chefs

'Just because you don’t want to lose out on a couple of Tories buying your cookbook.'<p>Former ‘Great British Bake Off’ star Ruby Tandoh branded Jamie Oliver a “prick”, as she launched an attack on celebrity chefs for not getting political.<p>The baker was infuriated with some of her contemporaries for …

Wedding of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Henri de Laborde de Monpezat

<b>by Emily</b>Princess Margrethe of Denmark (the future Queen Margrethe II of Denmark) and Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat were married on June 10, 1967 …

Royal Family

Night shoot with a Leica M 240 by Isi Akahome

Night shoot with a Leica M 240 by Isi Akahome Hi Steve, I wanted to share photos from my latest shoot with the M240 and the 50 Summilux. We shot in …

Leica M-series

Bake Off star Ruby Tandoh slams Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver for failing to back Jeremy Corbyn

Great British Bake Off star Ruby Tandoh has hit out at television chefs including Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver for failing to publicly endorse Labour.<p>Ms Tandoh, who is supporting Jeremy Corbyn, accused top chefs of being "suspiciously silent" because they "don't want to lose out" on Tory voters …

Propaganda

Watch a City of Titans Commander Lock Down Enemies with the Power of Dance

Power customization is indeed going to become a thing in City of Titans, but how deep can that rabbit hole go? If the latest video footage of a City …

MMOGs

Modernist house from ‘Ferris Bueller’ undergoing extensive renovation

The A. James Speyer-designed glass house in Highland Park is being restored for another generation<p>The house that famously served as the residence of the fictional character Cameron Frye in the classic John Hughes film <i>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off</i> is currently undergoing an extensive renovation which …

Architecture

Domino's will stream 'Ferris Bueller' for free on Facebook Live

In case you've been off the grid, ubiquitous pizza-chain-of-last-resort Domino's has been running a weird <i>Ferris Bueller's Day Off</i> ad campaign with <i>Stranger Things</i> actor Joe Keery. The attempt to tie itself with such a beloved film has met with mixed reviews, however, so it's taking another tack: …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Domino's to stream 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' on Facebook Live

First, the pizza chain offered up a commercial paying homage to the John Hughes' comedy, but now they're showing the whole film for free. With pizza discounts!<p>Anyone want a free online showing of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?<p>Pizza chain Domino's will stream the 1986 …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off