• MAGIC

Fooling Houdini

In his quest to become a master magician, Alex Stone has met some unforgettable characters -- including a blind card shark -- and learned astonishing lessons about deception and perception. This blend of memoir and neuroscience reveals his hard-won knowledge of a fascinating, secretive world.

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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