Monthly Archives: March 2019

Blogcast #7: Dynamite Magazine Harry Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval Dynamite magazine, issue #79, December 1980, features an article about Harry Houdini titled “HOUDINI: The Magic Man Who Knew Whodunit!” As part of that theme, the mag includes a companion two-piece punch-out that, when constructed, becomes a … Continue reading

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Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject … Continue reading

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Coins to Glass Magic Routine Tutorial

By Tom Interval Did you know coins can demolecularize? Okay, you got me. I made up that word. But think of it as a synonym for dematerialize. Either way, did you know? You see, tossing coins from hand to hand … Continue reading

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First Five Houdini and Magic Blogcasts

By Tom Interval I had to redo the intro music on the first five blogcasts I produced. If you’re a magician or magic enthusiast—or even if you’re not—I think you’ll enjoy them. Please have a listen. While you’re there, please … Continue reading

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A New Move for the Hot Rod

By Tom Interval If you’re a magician who likes to perform the Hot Rod, you’ll like this video. In it, I introduce a new move I invented for the square, heavier rods on the market. For those not familiar with … Continue reading

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Tutorial Teaching Griffin O’Neal’s Oil and Water Card Trick

By Tom Interval In 1982, child actor Griffin O’Neal played the part of a magician and escape artist in The Escape Artist. One of the tricks his character, Danny Masters, performs is Oil and Water, in which alternating red and … Continue reading

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Patrons-only Video Update

By Tom Interval Here’s a quick update on which videos I plan to post for my Patreon patrons. If you’re not already a patron, please consider becoming one. When you do, you’ll have access to not only the free public … Continue reading

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