• The Bent Spoon, December 8, 2011
    Issue 7: Ghost Hunting, Pt. 1
    (Interview with James Randi)
    “Yes, as a magician, I realized that I was in a unique position to be able to recognize how the so-called “psychics” were doing their tricks. When I became 60 years of age.... I decided that my time would be better spent investigating these matters and trying to inform people as to how they were being fooled.”
  • Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle, December 19, 2011
    Word of the Day: 48A “Amazing Magician”

    James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928) is a Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Randi is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF).