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Dennis Watkins on the perks of growing up in a family of magicians

When your grandfather owns a magic shop for several decades, you have the kind of access other magicians would saw someone in half for. Such is the case for Dennis Watkins, who grew up learning magic from his grandpa Ed, who ran Douglas Magicland for over 30 years. This exposed Dennis to a vast world […]

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Spend your lazy Sunday watching the best of Harry Anderson

The loss of Harry Anderson has reverberated through the magic and entertainment community this past week, with illusionists, actors, and other artists remembering the laughs he brought to everyone’s lives. For this week’s Lazy Sunday, I’m going to let Anderson’s effervescent charisma and impressive sleight of hand do all the talking, and post some of […]

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Jon Dorenbos returns to Ellen with a magic trick and a mountain of props

Jon Dorenbos, the football-player-turned-magician, captured our hearts with his appearances on Ellen. He’s dropped by the comedian’s talk show several times to show off magic tricks, and he went decidedly big for his latest visit on the set. He has a giant map of the United States, a pile of oversized footballs, a calculator, a […]

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Mark Toland tells the tale of his accidental TEDx Talk

Sometimes, good things simply fall into your lap. Mark Toland, a Chicago-based mentalist and mind reader, had long been interested in delivering a presentation for TED, a prestigious series of world-wide conferences originally focused on technology, education, and design; now just about any topic or inspirational idea is fair game for these impactful lectures. Magic […]

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