Clark Smiley liked to win.
Why shouldn’t you let a 16-year old use a handheld Dell computer to keep score during a chess match? Continue reading “Technology makes it easy to cheat at chess”
Blow all you want, trumpet boy,
’cause nobody can hear you.
These hardtack biscuits were not for strict vegetarians.
Talk about a specialty occupation.
Sandy Levins never much liked crafts, or cooking, and she has no formal art
training. Continue reading “The woman who makes antique food”
Jack Vale likes to annoy people.
A Paranoid Prank
Continue reading “The prank that makes people feel paranoid”
An Ha Lim on the cover of
the magic magazine "Genii"
Continue reading “The magician who makes cards dance”
Mark Morley Safer from 60 Minutes
Continue reading “Ricky Jay makes a point about Bernie Madoff”
Planet of the Fake Apes
Right now, the technology still needs humans, but how long will it be before we cannot tell the difference between real and fake human actors? Continue reading “Movie technology makes the fake look real”
|President Obama, alone in the gulf|
Does it matter that The Economist photo above was altered? Continue reading “Obama makes people disappear”
Is it a $5,000 antique or a modern reproduction?
(Well, have you gotten it X-rayed?)
In a book about the secrets behind the antiques-dealer world, Maureen Stanton quotes a master carpenter who builds modern-day "antiques":
Continue reading “Spot the evil genius who makes “antique” chairs”
The Float Vase was designed by Joe Doucet. Continue reading “It makes a solid surface look like the sea”