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A True Magician

The most famous magician and escape artist in the world at the turn of the century was one Harry Handcuff Houdini, who escaped from straitjackets, handcuffs, and storage chests chained shut and then dropped into the bay. He was so widely known that even novices capable of no more than beginning legerdemain were sometimes referred […]

It Takes Three to Tango

Why would a man leave the land of the gauchos, the pampas and the tango for someplace miserably cold and snowbound during the winter and – it is now clear – the spring as well, a place devoid of the romance and history associated with his homeland. The answer is lengthy and includes a couple […]