Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson

Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson is a writer based in New York City and has written for Prospect, Hopes and Fears, Film Comment, and The New Republic.

Stories By Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson

The Sweet Married Couple Behind New York’s Most Horrifying Haunted Compound

A detective and a nurse with a lifelong love of the morbid recruit a roster of macabre-loving misfits, and turn a bucolic patch of the Hudson Valley into a 65-acre hotbed of horror.

What Happens When 2,000 Warriors, Orcs and Elves Descend on One Pennsylvania Forest

For one week each year, Cooper’s Lake Campground transforms into a Tolkien-esque fantasyland custom-built to host the largest foam-fighting event in the world.

We’re Here, We’re Queer and We Love the Legend of Zelda

In a subculture rife with misogyny and homophobia, a few enterprising players are building a movement around the intersection of gamer culture and LGBTQ pride.