Posts Tagged "video"

Magic for Humans

Essentially, the show stars Justin Willman who goes around and performs a lot of “street magic,” purportedly without any camera tricks or actors involved. I found Willman to be a very charming host, whose comedic timing is pretty spot-on.

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Pastry Chef Claire Saffitz Creates Gourmet Skittles

It’s incredible to watch Saffitz’s dedication to this process – and how many (failed) attempts it takes, with countless variations and tests and “hey, taste this” requests. While I don’t see myself wanting to make a gourmet candy anytime soon, it’s a pleasure to watch really talented people do their thing.

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A Continuous Shape

Ever since I was in graduate school for writing, I wondered about the lives of sculptors. I liked the idea of working in a medium so heavy and so permanent. I would think most writers have the same longing: to create something that will outlast their brief lives.

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The Royal Game of Ur

The Royal Game of Ur is a board game that’s at least four and a half thousand years old, and was played in the Middle East by the Sumerians. The rules itself are fairly straightforward, and the gameplay results in some surprisingly exciting scenarios.

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Felix Jung, 20×2 Chicago: How Does It Work?

I’m excited to share video from that event, where I had the good fortune to kick off the show. While I’ve done a lot of these short talks before – I decided to mix it up a little more this time. My answer to the question “How Does It Work” involved me singing. Well, a few “me’s” singing. It’s a little hard to explain.

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