Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Not Magic But… First Nations Hoop Dancing

Posted by Michael on April 5th, 2019

This video features a traditional Plains performer from the Smokey Valley Hoop Dancers. It is not actually magic, but I know I have borrowed a few moves from hoop dancers for my linking ring routines and it seems an obvious source of inspiration for anyone performing linking hula hoops.

And Now: Dental Magic

Posted by Michael on April 3rd, 2019

Yup, you read that headline right. We present you with Los Angeles dentist Dr. Arash Hakhamian DDS, who mixes magic and modern medicine to extract teeth before patients even realize what is happening!

June McComb (aka June Merlin) Circa 1953

Posted by Michael on March 11th, 2019

We have run this clip before, but it is Women’s History Month so we are determined to remind you of some of the great female trailblazers in magic such as Irish beauty queen turned nightclub magician June Merlin, also known as June McComb and June Cochrane. We ran a feature on June back in 2014 which you can read here.

John Stessel Spreads The Magic

Posted by Michael on February 25th, 2019

John Stessel recently posted this video showing the real power of magic in the everyday world. Just something to think about…

Dr. Howard Saul: Magic And Medicine

Posted by Michael on February 15th, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center gynecological oncologist discusses why he learned magic to further his medicine in this video clip from SJ Magazine; he was also featured in a Philly Voice article this week.

Valentine’s Day With Hoang Tung

Posted by Michael on February 14th, 2019

Vietnamese magician Hoang Tung (Nguy?n Hoàng Tùng) offers up this magic-packed short film for Valentine’s Day. Finding Love features some Vietnamese text… but we’re pretty sure it is not anything that will hold anything back from following along! We’re not sure if the end is a statement about the characters’ future or is literally promising more. Given the relatively high production values and effort put into this piece we would not be surprised if there are future installments. You can keep an eye on Hoang Tung’s YouTube page to see if there is another installment.

Michael Griffin Plays A Deadly Game [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on January 31st, 2019

Escape artist Michael Griffin posted this video of a performance for students at Ohio State University featuring a kind of Russian Roulette with real weapons. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of a performer using firearms as a part of their act you may want to skip this video.