Articles tagged magic

9 Jun 2015 // 8:50 AM

BBC America Offers ‘Strange’ Tales of Magic

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell looks at what happens in 19th century England if magic really existed.

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Diss-Illusioned! Magic and the Supernatural

A new breed of magicians are self-consciously aware that their toolbox of trickery enables them to wield the potential power to affect beliefs—and thus behavior.

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‘The Magician King’: Harry Potter, Quentin Ain’t

Lev Grossman crafts an exciting homage, but a profoundly unlikable protagonist stands in its way.

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‘Ghost Story’: Harry Dresden Is a Detective, a Magician, a Ghost

In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.

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18 Mar 2008 // 1:00 AM

Banana Pepper Martinis is L.B. Jeffries' weekly in-depth look at video gaming. This week, a study of the role of magic in games.

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22 Jan 2008 // 10:01 PM

Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (A Eulogy for the E Street Sound)

When it comes to his work with the E Street Band, Springsteen seems to have tempered or even jettisoned other songwriting trademarks, such as the sense of place that informed so many of his songs.

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30 Sep 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bruce Springsteen: Magic

With his mates, the E Street Band, Springsteen remarkably captures some of that old elusive lightning while teaching us about the ties that bind all over again.

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7 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Top Spin

Unlike other sports games and America's sports pages, Top Spin doesn't completely erase women from its sports world. Yet their presence is to fulfill male fantasies as sexualized commodities.

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