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Burners in Fluxnew

Why would anyone spend four months and $180,000 building something that will only last a week? The answer says a lot about Burning Man culture.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  09-08-2010  |  Culture

Burning Man Seeks a Higher Profile as Black Rock City Cultivates the Metropolitan Idealnew

Maybe Burning Man can't save the world, but its leaders and participants are increasingly focused on using the models and principles involved with building and dismantling Black Rock City in the Nevada desert every year to help renew and restore urbanism in the 21st century.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  09-16-2009  |  Culture

Burning Man: Torching the American Dreamnew

Welcome to Hell. Population, You: Among the many and varied effects of Burning Man upon national culture is that it vindicates a long-cherished, if little-expressed, American desire to drive to another planet.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Ron Garmon  |  09-05-2008  |  Culture

Barack Obama is the Man in the Middlenew

From Burning Man to Denver, there's a new politics emerging in America, maybe even a new American Dream -- and it's not all about Barack Obama.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  09-04-2008  |  Commentary

What Dehydration Can Do at Burning Mannew

Whereas other Burners built elaborate shade structures, we had a couple tents and a tarp stretched over our station wagon’s trunk.
New York Press  |  Joshua M. Bernstein  |  09-04-2008  |  Concerts

Yes, I Brought My Preschooler to Burning Mannew

I'll tell you straight: the reason I brought my preschooler to Burning Man is not that I'm some super-mom who never needs a break from her kid and doesn't love to party like a grown-up. It was because I wanted to go, and I didn't have any volunteers for a weeklong babysitting gig.
East Bay Express  |  Kris Vagner  |  05-22-2008  |  Culture

Fire Storm: Can Burning Man Evolve Creatively to Cut Pollution?new

As water engulfed New Orleans in early September, fire consumed Black Rock City, Nevada. And oil fueled both events. Is Burning Man turning a blind eye to its fossil fuel addicton?
Eugene Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  09-19-2005  |  Environment

Art, Danger, and Democracynew

Burning Man's populist rebellion moves unsteadily from primal scream to the tough work of governing.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  02-09-2005  |  Art

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