Lizzie Stark, author of a new book on live action role play, chronicles the lavish cultural history of the burgeoning hobby.
Larp is an interactive storytelling medium. Just as books or film can tell a wide range of stories, from stream-of-conscious narratives to adventure, so too can larp, says Lizzie Stark, author of Leaving Mundania. Here are some of the different types of games and stories in the larp universe.
I’m only 28, and the horror of learning I had up to an 85-percent chance of getting breast cancer as enough to make me get a double mastectomy. But I have no regrets.
Beef bourguignon from a Whopper? Foie gras from a Nathan’s hot dog? Farfalle from a Subway footlong? Meet the magician who can turn fast food into gourmet meals. VIEW OUR GALLERY.
In Eric Bogosian’s new novel, he conjures a young writer who seems oddly like the author of Talk Radio. Bogosian talked to The Daily Beast about his dark Rothian doppelganger.
From the subversive mind of novelist Tom Robbins comes a children’s book about... beer? Yes, it’s a bedtime story with burping.
Wizards, beware! Jim Butcher’s detective Harry Dresden is the new scourge of the underworld, and he’s packing heat. And a serious online following.
From the Paris Review to Granta, literary magazines have always given voice to up and coming writers. Here are five of today’s best titles along with excerpts from each.
The acclaimed novelist talks about her haunting new book Lark & Termite, the emotional fallout of a Korean War massacre, and why writers are truly heroic.
Would you take off your clothes in front of a room full of strangers if the money were right? In her bold new memoir, former artist’s model Kathleen Rooney reveals all about being a muse.