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Ripley: Believe it or not

The history of witchcraft and magic have been of strong personal interest to me ever since I read Glen David Gold’s wonderful book Carter Beats the Devil which is a fictitious account of an early 20th-century stage magician in America. It was at this time, and most importantly during the great depression, that stage magic became … Continue reading

America’s Native Prisoners of War: photographic documentary

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/aaron_huey.html Since becoming interested in the plight of Aboriginal Australians forced into reservations in a country they once owned, I have frequently drawn comparisons with the Native Americans in the US. Drawing ethnographic comparisons between nations, although their histories may have developed in different places and on different timescales, helps us see where we went … Continue reading