Brill is a playwright, journalist and novelist. His latest novel, ‘How To
Forget’, explores the murky world of magic and mentalism, conjurors and con-artists. He twitters @mariusbrill and blogs at
To hell in a handcart
The comforts of pessimism are to be found in an illusion of control
What can Halloween, celebrating the eve of the western Christian feast of All Hallow's Day, have to offer that isn't...
Are we machine?
Advertising puts a lot of money in the way of machines that predict us better. But also of social network services...
Derren Brown, Hallowed Be Thy Name
The success of TV conjuror Derren Brown tells of our vulnerability to the magic of pseudo-scientific explanation....