From Houdini to David Blaine, the greatest magicians have captured imaginations for generations. Magic is as old as it is transcultural, and the greatest magicians tap into this fact. From figures like the wizard Merlin in Arthurian legend to books like the I-Ching from ancient China, magic has existed in cultural narratives for as long as we can remember. From one perspective, magic makes sense of life’s larger questions, filling in the gaps where contemporary …read more
Blake Hayek writes about the arts and political economy. He lives in Mexico City where he enjoys coffee, making music and long walks to the taco truck.