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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.

Mesmerizing Photographs Prove Burning Man Is Still Alive And Well

The Huffington Post | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts

Every year, roughly during the weeks before and after Labor Day, various members of the media pontificate on the mainstreamization of Burning Man. ...

Craigslist Ad Pleads, 'Help Me Get Rid Of Burning Man Girl'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.17.2014 | Comedy

The magical, mystical Burning Man festivities in Black Rock Desert, Nevada ended last month, so by now most revelers have set down their goggles and s...

Rand Paul: ‘I Think I Might Be Pretty Busy Next Summer'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have hinted that he'll be making a presidential run, as he turned down a special invitation to attend Burning Man next summ...

Buckminster Fuller, Burning Man and the Synergy of Transformation

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
L. Steven Sieden

So, although Buckminster Fuller never attended a Burning Man event, he was a true Burner, committed to the transformation and success of all sentient beings.

Life Lessons From Burning Man

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I don't plan to start burning my possessions or deconstructing my very home anytime soon. However, I do plan to practice the art of releasing my attachments when the time has come to move on.

Burning Man Isn't Perfect -- And How to Come Home

Leah Lamb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Leah Lamb

What can I say, there is nothing like BEING at Burning Man. But it isn't the only place to go to feel magic, it just happens to be a singular location that a lot of people show up at all at once and say yes to experiencing magic together.

Burning Man 2014

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Once, Burning Man used to emphasize a noble ideal, the virtue of detaching from the workweek and the daily grind. Early on, it created a venue for creative cooperation and a place to love each other and play together. Unfortunately, I did not see that ethos personified in 2014.

No, Burning Man Was Not Infected With West Nile Virus

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts

Calm down, people. Don't curse the playa gods just yet. Contrary to the rumors currently stirring around the web, Black Rock City, also known as Burni...

8 Great Things That Have Been Ruined By Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Life's simplest pleasures may be hard to put a value on. But that hasn't stopped corporate America from trying. 1. Water If you're looking f...

If This Is Will Smith Dancing At Burning Man, We're Impressed

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment

Plot twist: Jaden Smith may not be the most eccentric member of the Smith family after all. Sure, the 16-year-old wore a white batman suit to Kimye's ...

Grover Norquist Reveals His Ultimate Burning Man Dream Team

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, had a few interesting picks when he was asked who would be in his ultimate "fantasy" politic...

Culture Hacking 101

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Maya Zuckerman

I am a 'culture hacker'. It's a curious term that is often confused with computer hackers and other technologists whose activities oftentimes invite suspicion.

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...

Bid Farewell To Burning Man 2014 With The Most Burning Man Music Video Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

So long, Burning Man. Farewell to sand goggles and fire dancing and bedazzled crop tops. Farewell to face paint and desert yoga poses and blankets 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 ...

Dennis Kucinich Is Going To Burning Man

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced on Tuesday that he will be speaking at Burning Man. "Just landed in Reno. On my way to #BurningMan....

While California Dries Up, The Burning Man Desert Floods

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

The vindictive weather gods have seemingly chosen to smite the hippies presently headed for the Nevada desert. Yes, Burning Man has closed for two da...

Thank You, New York Times, for Being Stupid About Burning Man

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts
Jay Michaelson

Burning Man is not a "festival." Festivals are basically big parties, put on (usually for profit) by organizers, which customers come to visit. Burning Man is a participant-created community experience, coordinated by a non-profit, that is about radical self-expression in all its forms.

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 08.20.2014 | 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.

The Best Burning Man Kickstarter Is Way Simpler Than You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

Imagine you're lounging in the arid expanses of Black Rock City. There you sit, baking under the sun as the last drops of hydration exit your system v...

Carly Schwartz

An Exclusive First Look At This Year's Burning Man Art

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts

One of the very best things about Burning Man, the week-long, post-apocalyptic celebration of creative expression that pops up in the Nevada desert ea...

Mutoid Waste Guide the Lost Tea Party to Burning Man

Kary Stewart | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Kary Stewart

The first experience of a Mutoid Waste installation may trigger a load of reactions. Often it starts with the inevitable "wow" of disbelief. After a few seconds, when reality has somehow kicked back in, this disbelief morphs into pure joy and then a sense of playfulness.