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Stacey Suarez

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Illusion, Manipulation and Sleight of Hand

The life of a magician’s assistant

By John Bear

Stacey Suarez never set out to be a magician’s assistant. It just kind of happened that way.

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When Brains Go Bad

I’m already pretending I have most of these diseases

Review by John Bear

The Mind's Eye

The human brain is a 3-pound lump of fat and blood vessels that contains all of a person’s hopes, dreams, fears, obsessive thoughts and the location of my keys. It’s a miracle of natural engineering. I’m in awe of its complexity and of the fact that electrical impulses and neurotransmitters account for the sum of my experience. Way to go, brain.

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Culture Shock

By John Bear

The Art Is Getting Away

I was a teenage tagger. My high school was administered by lapdogs of the dark prince. The only logical way to deal with them was to grab a fat-tipped marker and write a three-, four- or five-letter moniker, probably with the word "one" tacked on to the end (BEARONE, for example). The adults hated graffiti more than anything.

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Banjo Jazz? Sure, Why Not?

Jayme Stone's Folklife

By Robin Babb
Two-time Juno award-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone performs folk, jazz and chamber music while both defying and honoring the banjo's role in the world's music.
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