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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...

Burning Man Drew 66,000 People To The Desert Last Week

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern N...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Burning Man Just Got Even Pricier

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

RENO, Nev. -- RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers have agreed to pay the Pershing County sheriff's office more than $600,000 a year over the ne...

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
ARTINFO

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.

Burning Man Follows The Rules

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 09.04.2012 | San Francisco

RENO, Nev. -- A year after being placed on probation for drawing too many people, the Burning Man music and arts festival attracted crowds well within...

Carly Schwartz

PHOTOS: What's In Store For Burning Man This Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Speed Levitch Loves Black Rock City

Love Letters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

A Friday night in BRC is an abstract-expressionistic painterly stroke of technicolor reality splattered across vast landscapes of earth and blank canvas.

Burning Man Faces Even More Bad News

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | San Francisco

By Martin Griffith, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man is appealing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision to increase th...

Burning Man Gets A Boost From The Feds

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ten thousand more people are expected to be on hand in the Nevada desert for this year's Burning Man festival after federal officials...

Champagne Company In Big Trouble With Burning Man

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.22.2012 | San Francisco

As any Burning Man regular knows, those who violate the festival's sacred ten principles face serious consequences. The folks at Krug Champagne rec...

UH OH: Burning Man Placed On Probation

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.01.2012 | San Francisco

After spending ticket-selling season dealing with swarms of angry festival attendees, Burning Man organizers have again found themselves in the hot se...

Carly Schwartz

When Burning Man Went Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.23.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- On a recent Friday afternoon, organizers of Burning Man, the arts festival that pops up in the Nevada desert for a week each summer, ...

COME AND GET 'EM: Burning Man Tickets On Sale Now

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco

Calling all Burning Man fans who prefer to plan ahead: The moment you've been waiting for has arrived. Starting Monday, festival organizers will de...