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Results tagged with 'magic'

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Minnesota's Llewellyn stocks shops with magical books, cards

Published July 25, 2013

Milwaukeeans interested in paganism and magic, as well as yoga practitioners and "new-agey" folks who like subjects such as crystals and energy work, are undoubtedly familiar with many of the Minnesota-based company's titles.

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Silly magician heist thriller "Now You See Me" shouldn't be seen

Published June 1, 2013

The star-studded cast of "Now You See Me" almost manages to sell the film's absurdity, but director Louis Leterrier ("The Incredible Hulk," the "Clash of the Titans" remake) and his trio of writers are never willing to leave stupid enough alone. It's a dim bulb slight of hand that'll likely leave viewers feeling slighted.

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Balloon Man creates twisted art

Published Aug. 18, 2011

Peter John Lindsay goes far beyond swords and poodles with his balloon designs. He has made full-sized motorcycles, a car that a 10-year-old fit into and spot-on cartoon characters. Recently, he recreated a famous painting with 8,460 balloons.

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Shift Switch: Magician's assistant

Published Feb. 4, 2010

My "shift" as magician David Seebach's assistant didn't go exactly as planned. My original goal was to get sawed in halves on stage, but because I am a tad too tall for the trick, Seebach levitated me instead. Now, I can't shake the words of Grandmaster Flash's "White Lines" out of my head ... "get higher, baby, and don't ever come down."

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Gypsy Geoff brings circus arts to streets, schools

Published Jan. 31, 2009

Geoff Marsh -- aka "Gypsy Geoff" -- claims to be "on permanent vacation," and yet he works most days of the year. Perhaps the line between work and play is blurry because Marsh is a professional magician, clown, mime, circus arts instructor and fire manipulator.

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Reader blogs:

Rev. Ron reviews "Now You See Me"

This is one of those movies that, when I saw the trailer, thought it looked cool and agreed with the internet's assumption that it was Ocean's Eleven but with magic. I was cool with that. However, the problem that arises from a movie like Now You See Me is that all those syndicated critics and th...


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