James Randi

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    January 24, 2013

    James Randi, AKA "The Amazing Randi," Subject of Feature Film by Writer/Editor of Being Elmo

    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 >>

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    April 2, 2011

    Local Legend James Randi Announces Winners of This Year's Pigasus Awards

    Courtesy, Time Magazine & the James Randi Educational FoundationRandi​Yesterday, 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 >>

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    February 8, 2011

    James Randi Encourages Skeptics to "Overdose" on Homeopathic Medicines

    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 >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Carl Sagan Day Pre-Event Dinner Tonight at Marumi Sushi

    ​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 >>

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    August 16, 2010

    James Randi Headlines Singularity Summit

    ​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 >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The Amazing Randi: "I'm Gay"

    C. Stiles​The 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 >>

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    March 16, 2010

    [UPDATED] Some Atheists Cruised, Others Cursed by Crist

    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 >>

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    October 29, 2009

    A Local Halloween Houdini Seance From A Surprising Source

    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 >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Do You Believe in Skeptics?

    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 >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    Talking to the Most Famous Psychic in the World 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 >>

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    January 24, 2008
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    October 9, 2006

    Sentinel Snake Oil

    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 >>

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    July 20, 2006
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    March 23, 2006


    From the files of Broward supershrink Joel Klass: The Chicken Lady, the Phantom .38 Killer, and more

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    April 21, 2005

    Go into the Light

    Take a ride on the spirit train with an old séance-leading sharpie named Edward "Red" Duke

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    September 4, 2003

    Our Lady of Hollywood

    Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!

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    February 8, 2001

    Charmed, I'm Sure

    Spell-casting entrepreneur Nikki Donin makes the black arts pretty in pink

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    March 4, 1999

    Historical Relic or Load of Crap -- You Make the Call

    The Amazing Randi claimed the Miami Circle site was actually a septic tank, not an archaeological find. He's having second thoughts.