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A Local Halloween Houdini Seance From a Surprising Source

10 years ago by Michael J. Mooney
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, convincing the world that these people are frauds -- not worth...
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Peter Bogdanovich’s The Great Buster Sits Back and Gapes at a Legend

11 months ago by Alan Scherstuhl
The Great Buster at heart is an opportunity to hang with Bogdanovich as he screens favorite sequences from ol’ stone face’s 1920s two- and five-reel masterpieces
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Terror Island

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Suspense/Thriller
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Haldane of the Secret Service

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Drama
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Repent!

14 years ago by Jason Budjinski
Watching televangelists perform their supposed miracles makes for an amusing pit stop while channel-surfing. But then the real horror of the situation sets in – that so many people believe a palm to the forehead cures disease. Doesn’t the name Marjoe Gortner mean anything to them? They obviously haven’t seen...
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Visually Stunning Chamber Music?

20 years ago by John Ferri
What goes through someone's mind when he or she is dangling by his or her ankles, trying to break free from a padlocked straitjacket or attempting to break out of chains while submerged in a tank of water? Master escape artist Harry Houdini took the answer with him to the...
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The Man from Beyond (1922)

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Classic
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Song Remains the Same

20 years ago by Robin Dougherty
Brilliant and tragic, Coalhouse Walker, Jr. is one of the most compelling musical theater roles of the last decade, probably the most complex one written for a black actor in the last 50 years. A character in the multiple Tony-winning show Ragtime, based on the best-selling novel by E.L. Doctorow,...
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James Randi has been worshiped by nonbelievers and doubters. So what will free thinkers do when he's gone?

10 years ago by Michael J. Mooney
On stage in a spacious Las Vegas banquet hall sits a nervous-looking, dark-haired Danish woman named Connie Sonne. The 46-year-old retired police officer has made a name for herself as a psychic in Europe, claiming she knows the whereabouts of famous missing British toddler Madeleine McCann. Sonne also says she...
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Cindini

19 years ago by Amy Roe
Across the street from the Palm Beach Kennel Club, royal palms stand like sentries under a blue sky striated with cumulus clouds. People scrimp and save for years to live in Palm Beach Colony Mobile Home Park, but Cynthia Morrison is trying to escape. In the clubhouse, within sight of...

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