A brief, wondrous history of Chicago magic

New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic.

By David Witter

Behind the
magic curtain

The secrets of Chicago’s not-so-secret society of magicians.

By Kevin Warwick

Using her illusions

Self-styled “experimental illusionist” Jeanette Andrews is attempting an ambitious trick: transforming magic into a cerebral art form.

By Ryan Smith

All that and a bag of tricks

From cards to coins to expert advice, Magic Inc. is Chicago’s one-stop shop for wannabe and veteran magicians.

By Becca James

Five magic shows to see now

Catch local illusionists and touring acts at venues old and new.