July 24, 2007 - Cabinet - Issue 26 Out Now
July 24, 2007

Issue 26 Out Now

Cabinet magazine issue 26,
with a special section on “Magic,” available now 

For a full table of contents, see www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/26/

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Tricks of the eye, feats of dexterity, and intriguing items of interest, including:

– Jonathan Allen, theme section guest editor, on magicians and warfare
– Yvonne P. Chireau on Jazz Age Hoodoo
– Ian Saville, Sally O’Reilly, and Karl Marx have a chat about the ideology of Saville’s socialist magic acts
– Greg Allen on White House wizardry
– Ruth Claxton’s postcard sleights-of-hand
– Simon During interviewed by Sina Najafi about secular magic’s obscured impact
– Alexander Nagel on animated statues
Also up our sleeve:

– George Prochnik on Freud’s porcupine
– Brian Dillon on impractical 19th-century manuals of gesture
– Margaret Wertheim on frescos and virtual reality
– Dziga Lovechild reviewing Tim Davis’s tired “Olive Standard”
– Sarah Whitney Womack on the lapdogs of colonialism
– Celeste Olalquiaga on André Breton’s unattainable sea urchins
– Joshua Foer’s short history of walking on water
And finally, ta-da!
A poster! A poster by Implicasphere! A poster by Implicasphere on stripes!
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Cabinet magazine is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jorian Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Danielson Foundation, and Two Trees Management.

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