Ordinary people wearing costumes and fake names to do good and fight crime. Meet the phenomenon of super-heroes in real life

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While they’ve been around for a few years now — emerging from the suburban shadows shortly after 9/11 — the current superhero craze, propelled mainly by popular movies like The Dark Knight, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Watchmen

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By Paul Constant They hide their true identities behind elaborate masks and costumes, patrolling the streets of downtown Salt Lake City in groups of two and three. People react to them in various ways: Older folks tend to ignore them. …

SLC Superheroes: The Black Monday Society keeps an eye out for street crime so you don’t have to Read more »

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by Cameron Lawrence Supposedly art imitates life, but all evidence suggests a more cyclical relationship. Live-action role playing (LARPing), where fantasy enthusiasts live out their favorite stories and characters — medieval, vampire, “Lord of the Rings,” or something else — …

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