Crambe Repetita #122

Welcome to a (mostly daily) newsletter of recommendations from Todd L. Burns. In every email, I suggest some things that I find interesting. Maybe you will too…

Special Magic Edition!


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A highlight from We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic.


Secrets of the Magus

This New Yorker profile is maybe one of the best things I’ve ever read in the magazine, which is saying a lot!

Ricky Jay does closeup magic that flouts reality. But, rather than headline in Las Vegas, Jay prefers to live in the mysterious world of ancient mountebanks, eccentric entertainers, and sleight-of-hand artists, whose secrets he preserves with a scholarly passion, and who are his true peers in the realm of illusion.


The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

Ostensibly following a magician as he returns to the stage for a farewell tour, this documentary just gets weirder and weirder as it goes along. I genuinely laughed out loud at the audacity of the final twist in this incredibly twisty film.

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