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Burner Businesses, Friend or Foe?

January 24, 2014
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Burning Man Decommodification

  Burning Man prides itself on its thriving year-round culture. It is not a festival with attendees that leave (without a trace) and then forget about their week-long desert experience until the following summer. Burning [...]

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Caravansary: Palace of the Cultural Crossroads

January 17, 2014
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For us Burners, with the New Year comes a sea change from the domestic warmth of the holidays (and its subsequent hangover) to a reinvigoration of our collective creative and nomadic drives. The wanderlust and [...]

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Burning Man 2013 Theme “Cargo Cult” Released: What does it mean?

November 30, 2012
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Every year we all wait patiently for the Burning Man theme to drop. Back in 2012 the theme wasn’t announced until February making many burners pretty anxious, especially those planning large scale art projects and [...]

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The STEP Program: Thoughts, Opinions, Information and What’s Next

March 27, 2012
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Step Update

On Friday, March 2nd 2012, Burners looking to get tickets to the Fertility 2.0 Burn took to the internet as they anxiously awaited the opening of the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP). The STEP site [...]

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Dude, Where’s My Grant?

March 15, 2012
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Art Grants

Let’s face it, this year’s been full of surprises (not all of them pleasant). After the lottery debacle, many burners planning to bring an art project to the playa this year are wondering about the [...]

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Theme Camps and the Lottery: What Happens Next?

March 7, 2012
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Theme Camps

This Thursday, March 8th, is the deadline for all ticket-requesting theme camps to submit their placement questionnaires. If you are not requesting, tickets placement questionnaires are not due until April 26th.  Theme camps who register early may [...]

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Fertility 2.0: To Theme or Not To Theme? [NSFW]

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Fertility 2.0, the theme for Burning Man 2012, has caused quite a stir within the community. Is this a failed attempt that should be ignored? Or can we salvage something to create with? Becca Levy [...]

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STEP Hysteria: Realistic Answers for Rational Burners

March 5, 2012
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[I]t was 12:45. Friday March 2nd and I had something important to do. I had to register for STEP. I was at work and in the midst of a project. I stepped away (no pun [...]

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Don’t Panic: One Burner’s View of the Lottery

March 1, 2012
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I realize there is a lot of hurt and anger over the ticketing debacle. I’m not going to beat the optimist drum because optimism doesn’t spontaneously generate tickets…but then neither does pessimism. The cold hard [...]

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TICKET SCHMICKET- STOP WHINING AND PARTICIPATE DAMMIT!

February 18, 2012
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RULE #1- NO WHINING. I am hearing a lot of negativity on the lists these days. Everyone’s talking about how the lottery was lame, STEP is insensitive, and the 10,000-ticket “handout” is elitist and awful. [...]

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