Tag: Hobbies

In a Chaotic World, Dungeons & Dragons Is Resurgent

It wasn’t that many years ago that Dungeons & Dragons had been nearly left for dead. The tabletop role-playing game had once been “one of the coolest, most meaningful fantasy brands on the planet,” said Nathan Stewart, who runs D&D at Wizards of the Coast, the Hasbro subsidiary that makes the game. But when he […]

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Letter of Recommendation: Piezo Mics

I have a confession to share about shame and experimentation in a windowless room. The good news is it’s not about sex; the bad news is it’s about noise music. It began last winter, when my musically intimidating friend Corey invited me to rock out. I agreed before remembering how bored and embarrassed I was […]

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The Cars Are Newer, the Buyers Younger as Auto Collecting Moves Forward

When Kurt Glaubitz bought a vintage British automobile, it wasn’t for its sweeping curves or coach-built looks. Despite its scrawny-necked snorkel (for fording rivers) and boxy lines, however, his 1992 Land Rover Defender fits right into the latest wave of cars being scooped up by a new generation of collectors. A Gen-Xer at 54, Mr. […]

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Psychology Around the Net: May 25, 2019

Enjoy! You Don’t Have to Monetize Your Joy: When we enjoy something, and we’re really good at it, it’s common for people to suggest we figure out how to make money at it. Turn it into a job, or a business, or find a company looking to hire someone who can do precisely what it […]

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