Though he lives quietly in Plantation, Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, AKA "The Amazing Randi," has a cult following around the globe.In one of the greatest about-faces ever performed, Randi was a nationally famous magician (he appeared on the Today Show, broke at least one of Houdini's records, and ... More >>
Courtesy, Time Magazine & the James Randi Educational FoundationRandiYesterday, on April 1st, my friend and ex-employer James Randi unveiled the recipients of this year's Pigasus Awards. This isn't the kind of award one wants to receive, necessarily. Randi, a local legend and internationally ... More >>
James Randi, the grandfather of modern skepticism and founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based James Randi Educational Foundation, has for decades offered a $1 million prize to anyone who can successfully demonstrate any paranormal ability in a laboratory setting. Now he's extending the offer to manufa ... More >>
Like Darwin Day but with a better sense of humor, the second annual Carl Sagan Day takes place tomorrow at Broward College Central Campus. Hundreds of scientific minds with gather to celebrate the life and times of Sagan, the renowned astronomist, author, and pot smoker. Sponsored by the Center f ... More >>
One of the world's most famous skeptics was the keynote speaker at this weekend's Singularity Summit at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.The annual event draws curious minds from around the globe to discuss a number of topics related to technological singularity, the theoretical moment in the f ... More >>
C. StilesThe fact that the Amazing Randi is gay has long been an open secret. (The topic even comes up briefly in last August's New Times cover story about him.) But yesterday, on the James Randi Educational Foundation website, Randi told the world.In a brief, thoughtful message, Randi described ... More >>
Photo: JREFWhile a religious war broke out in Florida, atheist in chief James Randi hit the beach.An atheist named Michael Middlebrooks has accused Gov. Charlie Crist of having a bigoted view of nonbelievers following what he said was a brief encounter in St. Petersburg on March 5. Millbrooks des ... More >>
flickr.comOf course Houdini's ghost would carry chains. If the most famous magician in history were to come back from the dead as a publicity-related favor for any group or organization, it would probably be the skeptics.Harry Houdini spent most of his career debunking psychics and scamsters, con ... More >>
Randi has a geek-chic following of intellectual skeptics. In last week's cover story, about "The Amazing Randi" and the skeptic culture he has helped foster over the past 40 years, we gave you 5,000 words on the man, his adventures, his detractors, and his future (not in the Sylvia Brown/Ur ... More >>
flickr.com Spoon Bender and extraordinary showman, Uri Geller Do you believe a man can bend a metal spoon with the power of his mind? Most of the people I spoke to for this week's cover story about James Randi and the skeptic community do not. But Uri Geller, the Israeli self-pro ... More >>
Remember when the Sun-Sentinel went to psychics to provide us expert prognostication on how bad this hurricane season would be? Ken Kaye led the March 27 piece (of ...) saying that clairvoyants and Vegas oddsmakers believed we would be nailed by a Category 2. Cute. As if there isn't enough chaos ... More >>
From the files of Broward supershrink Joel Klass: The Chicken Lady, the Phantom .38 Killer, and more
Take a ride on the spirit train with an old séance-leading sharpie named Edward "Red" Duke
Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!
Spell-casting entrepreneur Nikki Donin makes the black arts pretty in pink
The Amazing Randi claimed the Miami Circle site was actually a septic tank, not an archaeological find. He's having second thoughts.