Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
One of popular music's most influential artists, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, turned 80 this year. It is a good time to acknowledge his work as irreducibly complex, deeply layered, subtle and nuanced.
Pretty much all of our perception is an illusion, whether we’re walking down the street or attempting to decode the latest card trick.
Magic plumbs the same questions philosophers have been asking for millennia.
Great Comet of 1577, which Kepler witnessed as a child.
When Kepler was at the very height of his scientific career, his mother was accused of witchcraft.
Pick a card, any card - and maybe a research paper too.
Think of your favourite magic trick. Is it as grandiose as David Copperfield’s Death Saw, or is it as simple as making a coin disappear in front of your very eyes? These two very different tricks have…