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).