Humans Impersonate Dogs Barking, Dogs Lose All Of Their Shit

The gentlemen who brought you the video of dogs being shown magic tricks (dogs have no time for them tricks, yo) have come up with a brilliant and new way to freak dogs out in a humane way: By barking at them. You'd think dogs wouldn't care, but these dogs freak the fuck out and it's hilarious. » 6/16/14 10:30pm 6/16/14 10:30pm

Why Are There No Female Magicians? Maybe Because We BURNED THEM ALL TO…

Now, even I'm not a goofy enough feminist stereotype to get all up-in-arms about 17th-century witch-burning as a tangible, pressing, current lady-problem. Buuuuuut...sometimes (all the times) we do feel the echoes of long-past injustices in our largely mundane modern lives. And aren't thought experiments fun? On the… » 3/19/13 4:25pm 3/19/13 4:25pm

Magic: A Boys' Club Where Women Get Cut Up

"It's a world of glamour and mystery, but also of sexism," begins an article in today's Guardian written by Fanny Johnstone. She's talking about stage magic, where men dazzle audiences with illusions and women are "lovely assistants," there to hold doves or get cut in half. In 1921, PT Selbit was the first magician to… » 11/21/07 11:30am 11/21/07 11:30am