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Lizzie Stark explores the worlds of live-action storytelling

For the uninitiated, the word "LARP" conjures burly beardos hitting each other with foam swords in the woods and corseted women in capes flouncing around hotel ballrooms, all for entirely inexplicable reasons.
The Art of LARP
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 11, 2012
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Photos: Zombie parents' day at Wizards & Warriors camp

"Your mission is nothing! Prepare to die in Sidleterra!" yells one young warrior after maiming the enemy, buying time to attack more zombie parents as they arrive, bloody and moaning, to retrieve their offspring on the last day of summer camp.
Bridge to Sidelterra
By MOLLY GEIGER  |  August 12, 2011
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010