Carl Reiner, comedy legend, passed away Monday at the age of 98. Above he performs a magic related with a few other famous writers from Sid Ceasar’s television show. You can read more about Reiner’s amazing career on the ABC News site and if you want to really hear some of Reiner’s genius with frequent collaborator Mel Brooks find yourself a copy of the 1960 comedy album 2000 Years With Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.

Ickle Pickle Magic has announced they will be opening a new brick and mortar shop is coming. They are not officially open yet but they are previewing the store which we are guessing will be somewhere near Park Hills, MO. You can see pictures here.

Richard C. Wolter’s sculpture Metamorphosis, which is a tribute to Harry Houdini, has returned to Appleton’s Houdini Plaza after the park was renovated. You can read more and see more in this Apple Post-Crescent article via MSN.