Calvin Trillin on the illusionists Penn & Teller. “Penn & Teller had a relationship with the audience that was less characteristic of magicians than of street performers—which they both once were.”
Profile from 1989 that makes me want to look up all the old performances referenced. I love these guys and need to see them live.
As Jack Kennedy to hats, so Obama to helmets: Presidents can make once accepted elements of life look suddenly dated.
I did the best I could with what I had.
In a dream there is no bluffing or pretense.
Come on, this is amazing.
At every level in one’s progress up that staggeringly high pyramid, the world was once more divided into those men who had the right stuff to continue the climb and those who had to be left behind in the most obvious way.
How bad can any day be when there’s a new Errol Morris short film out?
"Team Spirit" directed by Errol Morris for ESPN. (via @jgee)