Houdini’s Last Secrets premiered last night on the Science Channel, and the host, Houdini’s great nephew George Hardeen, spoke to Fox News Channel over the weekend about the fascination with Harry Houdini.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres tonight on NBC. USA Today talked to Susan Boyle and broke down the acts appearing on the show over the weekend; you can read the article here. As Bizzaro mentioned recently in our comments, some of the performers are not without controversy.

Getting away from TV, the first issue of Vanish Magazine for the 2019 calendar year is out and available to download for free over on their official website. Ray Anderson is on the cover and, as of this weekend, we noticed you could still download last month’s issue (with coverboy Drummond Money-Coutts) too.

Personal endorsement: you should be reading Vanish Magazine. You won’t believe you can get it for free!

Esther J. Cepeda writes of her New Year’s resolutions, including learning magic, over on the Houston Chronicle website.

The Almanac has a few more details on Liberty Magic as the Pittsburgh magic venue prepares to open.

Finally, you all know Jon Dorenbos, football player and magician, but in their run down of the 100 greatest players in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Belleville News-Democrat profiles pitcher, union carpenter and amateur magician Murry Dickson, who played for the Redbirds for nine of his eighteen bib league seasons.