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Man, Burning Man Was Punk As Hell In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts

Think of Burning Man today and images of “Mad Max”-style bikinis, MDMA-fueled massage circles, towering effigies of the future, and $390 tickets c...

Behold The Dusty Beauty Of The Burning Man Temple

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.07.2016 | Religion

Every year, a team of architects and volunteers construct a colossal temple for the Burning Man desert art festival. And every year, on the last day o...

Burning Man Live-Stream Lets You Look Upon A Dystopian Hellscape

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.02.2016 | Arts

Didn’t make a trip to Burning Man, the festival of art (read: dust) that brings creative souls (rich kids) to the desert for a week of uninhibited (...

The Archaeology of Awe

Alexei Vranich | Posted 10.05.2016 | 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.

Burning Man Cinderella Syndrome

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 09.09.2016 | 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...

Dusty PlayGround: the Magical Kids and Families of Burning Man Through The Lens of Zipporah Lomax

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The idea of Dusty PlayGround is to display the "quieter side" of Burning Man. Often perceived as many things that seem to oppose what society deems as "kid friendly," the parents of The Playa believe that there is no better place to activate and nurture the imagination.

Burning Man Is Infested With Tiny, Desert-Resistant Bugs

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts

It's official: Burning Man has a bug problem. According to a blog posted to the Burning Man website, the rumors that tons of tiny insects have infeste...

Sea Goddess Temple To Rise Above 2015 Burning Man Playa

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.10.2015 | Religion

Mazu is a Buddhist and Taoist goddess of the sea, protector of travelers and one of Taiwan's most popular deities. This year, a temple in her honor wi...

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

13 Life Lessons From 13 Years At Burning Man

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Maya Zuckerman

If you can imagine standing in a crowd of hundreds and peering up at art installations/sculptures up to 100 feet high as they burst into flames in symbolic offerings, you would come away with feelings of awe, veneration, wonder and even dread.

PHOTOS: Burning Man's Stunning Temple of Grace Goes Up In Flames

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion

Those at Burning Man this year had plenty of attractions and installations to keep them busy, but perhaps none as expressly spiritual as the Temple of...

Woman Dies At Burning Man In Apparent Bus Accident

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

A woman has died at Burning Man after being struck by a bus carrying passengers around the festival, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal. The tragic ...

The One Thing You Need To Bring To Burning Man 2014

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts

Burning Man 2014 is upon us. Like, really upon us. Come August 25, the sands of Black Rock City will be covered in the footprints of desert urchins wh...

Burning Man, Davos, and the Power of One

Taro Gold | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Taro Gold

My experiences with Burning Man and Davos have convinced me that the members of both carry essentially the same spirit to foster peace, culture, and education in our respective nations and local communities.

Carly Schwartz

Why Burning Man's New Nonprofit Status Actually Matters | Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts

This is how Burning Man, the experimental community that pops up for a week in a remote stretch of Nevada's Black Rock desert each August and then dis...

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Video Shows Burning Man From A Mountain Top

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts

Watch the cameras of Jason Phipps and his team capture the craziness, beauty and other-worldliness that is Burning Man in this four-minute time-lapse....

Send Us Your Photos From Burning Man!

Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

As this year's Black Rock City burners make their way out of the desert, the rest of us are still waiting anxiously for the first few snapshots of Bur...

ReThink Review: Spark: A Burning Man Story - Dreamers In the Desert

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Spark: A Burning Man Story attempts to give a comprehensive account of Burning Man by examining its history, the people who created it and are running it today, and those who sacrifice their time, effort, money, and more to create the art pieces and theme camps that make Burning Man what it is.

Slouching Towards Burning Man: Is The Counterculture Fest Evolving Or Devolving?

ARTINFO | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts

About one half hour before it goes up, the 40-foot-tall wooden sculpture at the center of Burning Man raises its hands to salute the sky. Summoned by ...

Burning Man Faces New Legal Challenge

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.12.2012 | San Francisco

Burning Man ran into a legal snag this week when officials in Pershing County, Nevada, asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by festival organizers...

A Different Kind of Burning Man Story

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 11.20.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Whenever you hear about Burning Man, you hear about the art, the peace, the spiritual enlightenment, and, most importantly, the freedom. When you hear of Burning Man, you never hear of crime, and you certainly don't hear about a rape.

Burning Manifesto

Tamsin Smith | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

Some places must be seen, touched, and tasted live and in person, to be truly known. The Playa of Black Rock City is one of these.

Carly Schwartz

PHOTOS: What's In Store For Burning Man This Year? | Carly Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco cleared out considerably over the weekend as tens of thousands of artists, dreamers, hippies, techies, corporate professionals, newcomer...

Even MORE Bad News For Burning Man

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco

Just a week before the counterculture community's most important week is slated to begin, Burning Man filed suit against the remote Nevada desert coun...