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Midburn 2016: Israel's Regional Burning Man

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Taking place in the ancient Negev Desert of Israel during the week of June 8-12, 2016, is Midburn, the official regional event organized by the Israeli Burning Man community with 130 themed camps and 100 art installations.

Boogaloo Music Festival 2016: Music, Art Cars, Renegades And More

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Photo by Aaron Kwon at AOK Visuals Just when you think you have seen it all, music festival ingenuity continues to surprise, excite, and astound. In ...

Joshua Tree Music Festival: No Cock Rings Allowed

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jeremy Bamidele

Photo: Guitarist (Todo Mundo) Photo Credit: Jeremy Bamidele While Burning Man features sex clubs and robots, and Coachella features Top 40 artists, t...

Lighting in a Bottle 2016

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

What's everyone going to do now that Coachella is over and we are desperately four long months away from Burning Man? Make a trip or two to Europe? ...

My Jewish Grad School Sent Me to Burning Man. Here's What I Learned

Becca Grumet | Posted 04.15.2016 | Religion
Becca Grumet

Going to the Burn had been a goal of mine since moving to the west coast for college, but college always seemed to get in the way. Since starting my graduate studies in Jewish nonprofit management at HUC, the spiritual seeker grew in me to the point where I knew it was time.

Proof That the Desert is the Weirdest Place on Earth

Orbitz.com | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Few places are as harsh and as romanticized as the desert's dangerously hot, wide-open terrain. But in...

40 Crazy Ways to Have Fun With Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Michelle Smith, Contributor We often scoff at celebrities' frivolous purchases, but at least they find ways to enjoy their money. A 2014 Gallup p...

The Government Is Hiring A Burning Man Manager, And The Position Is Hella Corporate

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts

Attention: Hippies, burners, dreamers and doers. Ahem, I mean, people with knowledge of land management concepts, skills in applying analytical and ev...

What You Learn In Your 20s

Jessica Semaan | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Jessica Semaan

Looking back at my second decade, or my #messytwenties, I see a blur of transitions, transformations, revolutions and lots of tequila shots. In a nutshell, in our 20s, we are mostly wrong -- especially because we think we are so right.

Envision Festival 2016: Lineup, Educational Retreats And More

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

While many corners of the world are shrouded in cold, wind, snow and rain, the tropical climates of Costa Rica are beckoning. The depths of winter are...

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 12/14/15 to 12/20/15 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging...

Burning Man Organizers Are Fighting A $3 Million Tax

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture celebration are challenging the enforcement of a Nevada state tax that they say coul...

Interactive Performance Art/ificial Intelligence -- Robotic Ape Comes to BAM

Shai Baitel | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Shai Baitel

When one of the world's legendary performance artists -- Oleg Kulik -- collaborates with a visionary entrepreneur-philosopher -- Dmitry Volkov -- the audience rightly expects an intellectual blockbuster.

The Archaeology of Awe

Alexei Vranich | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Alexei Vranich

I had been directing archaeological research for a decade in the highland Andes, in one of those rare places on earth where civilization once spontaneously arose. The more years I spent digging, the more enigmatic the site became.

How to Invest Like a Burner

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Just as you embrace the diverse group of people around you at Burning Man, apply the same thought process to your investment portfolio.

6 Lessons Learned at Burning Man

Amy Chan | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Chan

If you asked me a year ago if there'd ever be a day where I would be sporting LED light clothing braving dust storms in the middle of a desert -- all ...

ReThink Review: Everest -- The Question at the Top of the World

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Everest has a lot going for it, and I'm sure it'll satisfy those looking for a tense, exciting time at the movies. So why did Everest leave me feeling so flat?

And I Was All Like 'Bye Felicia'

Jamie Silverman | Posted 09.16.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

While dating, I began to notice certain recurring trends that biased how I viewed every guy I went out with; criteria that resulted in often unsubstantiated 'Bye Felicias.'

Burning Man Critics Miss the Point

Daniel Souweine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Daniel Souweine

I'm not obsessed with Burning Man, I don't spend my whole year planning for it, I don't have a playa name, and I don't think of it as my "home." But I do think the culture it has created is amazing and impressive, and I'm bothered by how much people are missing the forest of values preservation for the trees of commercial intrusion. 

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

Is Burning Man Supposed To Be Fun Or What?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment

If you have seen swirling clouds of dust on your Instagram feed resembling a post-apocalyptic hellscape, that was probably Burning Man. Or maybe it wa...

Here's All The Art You Missed At Burning Man This Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts

A photo posted by @lady_agaaa on Sep 9, 2015 at 11:31am PDT Burning Man, guys! How crazy was that? The post-apocalyptic chillness, that massive Medus...

Why This 'Burner' Thinks Burning Man Is Less Fun For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts

There's been much debate stirring over whether or not the decades-old Burning Man festival has become too costly, and therefore stratified, in recent ...

Burning Man Cinderella Syndrome

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel
Larry Dvoskin

Each year, it weathers the storms of time, taste as old timers and newbies alike make the pilgrimage to the desert to find out who they are, and to even for a brief, fleeting moment glimpse a better more cooperative world.

The Most 'Burning Man' Looks From Burning Man 2015 (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Style

Whenever people gather for the phenomenon in the desert that is Burning Man, let's just say they bring all of their creativity -- especially when it c...