A trick can be a hoax or a gimmick, or it can be an act of conjuring or contortion. It's a word that deals in duplicity and fraud. But it also signifies dexterity, ingenuity and finesse!
For this bumper edition of Notes, 'Trick', we've summoned writing about many forms of secret skill and trickery. Ivy Shih explores the surprising scientific afterlife of the Tasmanian tiger. Isabella Trimboli reflects on the utility of useless life hacks. Chris Somerville frets over his doppelgänger. Angelina Hurley testifies to real and unreal family miracles. And an anonymous tech guy tells us what happens backstage at illusion and circus shows.
Share your thoughts and stories of scams, stunts, hacks, marvels, miracles and superstition below – we'd love to hear them.