Shining Stars volunteer David Bach claps hands with children as they finish their runs during the Aspen Winter Games at Buttermilk on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) The Shining Stars Foundation hasn’t let a pandemic take away the magic of its recreational programs for kids experiencing cancer […]

She made this seem natural, almost incidental. But she was seeking, I think, to make contact with somebody who had never known her as a man. She was, in a sense, being reborn. A few months later, lunching together in the Randolph Hotel in Oxford (another of her cherished cities), […]

Magic pro Marco Cammilluzzi. All images provided by Marco Cammilluzzi This article originally appeared on VICE Italy. When I was 11, I started playing Magic: The Gathering (MTG), otherwise known as the world’s most famous collectible card game. Released in 1993, MTG – or “Magic” – is played in person or online […]

In his new Flamingo Showroom production, Piff the Magic Dragon works with one real dog, one puppet dog and several metaphorical elephants. This is because of pandemic protocols, naturally. “There are lots of elephants in the room. In fact, we just put up a yellow fence onstage to make sure […]

Six feet and computer screens haven’t stopped fantasy game players from connecting in their worlds of spells and creatures. Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and other fantasy games all have some element of interaction between players that build communities and relationships around the games. The pandemic’s social distancing and […]