Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world’s premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug’s interest in the illusion goes far beyond typical street magic; he has made it his mission to incorporate new technologies into his work, making a seemingly mundane cellphone the key to a mind-blowing performance. We went out on the streets of New York City with McKenzie to watch him surprise and delight passers-by, and we learned quite a bit about where magic comes from in the process. Via CoolHunting
Fascinating look at the art of pickpocketing. The New Yorker profiles Adam Green and in the process he shares some tricks of the trade. Green isn’t focused on theft (he always returns the items) but instead treats it as a magic.