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  • Build it, burn it - and they will come to First Night
    Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin (TX) American Statesman/, December 29, 2008

    “For artists Dave Umlas and Merrilee Ratcliffe, the satisfaction is in the ephemeral - like 34-foot clock that burns”

  • Update on the 6th annual Burning Life festival of fire, art and community, December 26th, 2008

    The event in the Second Life virtual world was inspired by Burning Man. This year it was co-hosted with Burning Man as an official “regional” event, bringing new features and an average of 4,200 participants.

    Video of Daniel Terdiman virtual world interview with Burningman and Second Life founders

    Further coverage: (1) (2) (images)

  • Art of the Holiday Part II - Entertaining Relatives
    Irene Sperber, Miami Examiner, December 21

    “Come experience this interactive installation! A flower field comprised of bizarre satellite-shaped blossoms gathered around and inside a modified shipping container lures the viewer into a grotto.”

  • Burning Man meets Havdallah at synagogue in S.F.
    Amanda Pazornik, Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, December 12, 2008

    “Burning Man is an example of where young Jews are congregating to express their Judaism in nontraditional settings,” Bleyer said. “Jews celebrate Shabbat, it's in the middle of the desert and half of them are naked.”

  • Bacon: Use it as currency
    Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times “Daily Dish” Blog, December 8

    “she makes sure to bring along extra bacon every year when she goes to Burning Man. ...she mentioned that she had bacon. Just like that, front of the line.”

  • Fire arts devotees getting bigger Oakland warehouse
    Cecily Burt, Oakland Tribune, December 7, 2008

    “Snook opened NIMBY [in] 2004, and it didn't take long to fill up. [It] .allowed the creation of an array of gigantic metal sculptures, often with moving parts, sometimes breathing fire. Most have made the trek to Burning Man...”

  • Worldwide project comes to UCLA
    Sasha Druzhinina, UCLA Daily Bruin, Thursday, December 4, 2008

    “In 1999, artist Tony Deifell picked up his ringing telephone and a kid's voice blurted out: “Why do you do what you do?” Finding himself unable to give a clear, concise answer to the chance interviewer, Deifell became haunted by the simple query.”

  • Das Prinzip Wüste (original German Text)
    “The principle of desert” (automated English Translation)
    Stefan Volk, Berner Zeitung (Berne, Switzerland), November 26, 2008

    “The Bernese director Felix Tissi has with "Desert - Who's the Man?" an extraordinary film about the desert as a mirror of modern civilization... This is not a typical documentary.”

  • 'Night Lights' in Scottsdale
    Kellie Hwang, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), November 17, 2008

    “Mark Lottor, who works in technology and software, introduced his piece Cubatron at the 2004 Burning... The piece consists of thousands of round LED lights programmed to change colors and effects.”

  • Victims of Hurricane Ike Receive Helping Hand in Texas
    Jennifer Hetrick, Construction Equipment Guide, November 15, 2008

    “Recently, BWB (Burners Without Borders) returned to the Gulf Coast..., Four Seasons Equipment, donated a Hyundai loader and excavator... `We started tearing down houses that afternoon.' ”

  • Local fire stations collect equipment for Firefighters Crossing Borders - Items collected at Glacier Fire Hall sent to agencies in Mexico
    Brita Adkinson, Foothills Gazette (Glacier, WA), November 10, 2008

    “... the idea for the donation drive came from the district's Fire Chief Ben Thompson, who heard about it [FCB] while attending the Burning Man festival”

  • Parade brings in the crowds
    Dave Frank, Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV) Sunday, November 2, 2008

    “The parade of 200 celebrate the observance of the state holiday...” Two Burning Man entries tied for First Place in Novelty Entry category (photo included)

  • Out-of-towners give their time to Sabine Pass residents
    Darragh Doiron, The Port Arthur (TX) News, November 1, 2008

    “Based on his reputation, Four Seasons Equipment representatives donated nearly half a million dollars in equipment to a man they'd never met (Richard Scott of BWB) to tear down Sabine Pass structures Hurricane Ike destroyed.”

  • Who's That Guy? Matthew Lesko has plenty of answers
    Robert Fulton, On Tap (Alexandria, VA), November 1, 2008

    “You know him as ‘That Question Mark Guy,’ a character made famous by late night infomercials... Here's his take on the Burning Man Festival, his wacky suits, the best deals in D.C. and his notoriety.”

  • NEXT: Design Industry News That Matters
    Michelle Taute, STEP Inside Design Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008

    “You've probably heard the question “Paper or plastic?” so many times at the grocery store, it's stopped having any real meaning. An art project at this year's Burning Man festival might jolt you out of complacency.”

  • Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake
    Julia Moskin, New York Times, October 29, 2008

    “Mr. Buckley drove his cryogenic ice cream truck (a DHL truck he...converted himself) to the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, stocked with every flavoring he could think of... pomegranate syrup, single-malt whiskey, beets...”

  • Solar panels installed on new UNR student union
    AP via San Diego Union-Tribune, October 28, 2008

    “The University of Nevada, Reno has dedicated new solar panels to provide energy to the Joe Crowley Student Union.... made possible by partnering with Black Rock Solar...”

    Additional coverage from Alternative Energy Retailer

  • Hot stuff in the veld
    Stuart Rothgiesser, Cape Argus, (Cape Town, So. Africa) October 23, 2008

    “Now in its second year, Afrika Burns - the baby of the Burning Man Festival the remote Tankwa in the Karoo... Leaving the art, dancing and music aside, what makes Afrika Burns unique is the sense of community that exists after such a short space of time.”

  • Give a little
    Rosanne Bersten NETT magazine (Paddington, Australia) October 23, 2008

    “What do open-source software, Wikipedia and an annual culture festival in the Nevada desert have in common? ...the gift economy, the idea that you can do work for nothing and `gift' it to others and, somehow, you will be provided for.”

  • Creative fire: Charlotte artists join 49,500 at play in Burning Man's bizarre alternative universe
    Hardin Minor, Charlotte Observer, October 17, 2008

    “This is my story of the transformative power of collaborative creativity and what I think it means for the future of our Great Democracy.”

  • Decompression party is for burners and civilians alike - Relive the playa's glory or get your first taste Saturday
    Clint Demeritt, Reno Edition, October 14, 2008

    “Held all over the world, the parties celebrate the successful burning of The Man... The event also helps to connect the Burning Man to the real world.”

  • Reno conference on art and environment draws artists, scientists, writers
    Scott Sonner, AP (via October 2, 2008

    “One session ... will examine the radical self-reliance, self-expression and artwork on display... in the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles north of Reno.”

  • Hot hobby: Playing with fire - Performers capturing thrill of fire spinning
    Megan Twohey, Chicago Tribune, September 30, 2008

    “As the sun dipped below the horizon, the gathering near Foster Avenue Beach was growing, from dozens to over 100. The fire-handling tools were laid out—chains, metal staffs, even hula hoops.”

  • The Tao of the Playground: Ancient gathering for a modern multi-culture
    Sammy Obrien, Lorena Tatomir & Kevin Murray, The Capilano Courier (North Vancouver, BC, Canada), September 29, 2008

    “We waded through the dust storm, greeting... the Playa that would soon become the most electric, mind-blowing, and welcoming city in the world... Burning Man is simply re-learning how to play together in the sandbox”

  • The Greening of Burning Man
    Suzanne Roberts, National Geographic Travel Magazine, September 25, 2008

    “Burning Man has been repeatedly called `counter-culture,' and maybe it is time to take the lessons of that `counter-culture,' and look at the way in which our American culture has lived counter to the environment.”

  • Burning Desires
    Paul Ash, The Times (Johannesburg, S. Africa) September 21, 2008

    “America's Burning Man is the festival where all the black sheep of the world can graze together and something of that spirit lives on in its local incarnation at AfrikaBurn”

  • Reader Travelogue: Olive Branch woman soaks up annual Burning Man event
    Angi Cooper, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), September 21, 2008

    “Imagine yourself... underneath a snow globe sky -- huge and magnificent. To your left is the muffled sound of a distant rave beat, to your right is a slow moving 20-foot-tall copper dragon, behind you is a pair of flame jugglers...”

  • How I Got Here: At The Helm of Burning Man
    Dennis Nishi, The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2008

    “Dennis Nishi spoke with founder Larry Harvey about how he became the founder and organizer of Burning Man.” ...says Mr. Harvey, ‘We're not exactly comparable with other more commercial enterprises.’ ”

  • Slår seg løs i ørkenen: En gang i året samles tusenvis av mennesker i en ørken i USA for å slå seg løs. (original Norwegian text)
    “Turns loose in the wilderness: Once a year to gather thousands of people in a desert in the United States to turn him loose” (automated English translation)
    Scott London and Oliver Orskaug, Dagbladet (Oslo, Norway), September 10, 2008

    “inspiring dancing, pulsating rhythms and sensational parades were surrounded by giant art installations... The diversity that is happening in the desert takes the breath away from most.”

  • La ciudad que falta (original Spanish text)
    “The city is missing” (automated English translation)
    Esteban Peicovich, La Nación (Buenos Aires, Argentina), September 9, 2008

    “...pilgrims arriving in vehicles invented for the occasion camped in the desert and celebrate their lives as you want... spontaneous and multiple surrealism... It is a journey to humility. The best therapy.”

  • “A rare huge Hummer,” photo essay of “Bummer” and mutant vehicles (original Chinese text)
    “A rare huge Hummer,” photo essay of “Bummer” and mutant vehicles (automated English translation), Hong Kong, China, September 9, 2008

  • Living the Burning Man experience (NO LONGER ONLINE)
    Lea Goodsell, Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), September 9, 2008

  • Burning Man art sprouts up in downtown Reno
    Geralda Miller, Reno Gazette-Journal, September 7, 2008

    “An empty lot on the corner of Sierra Street and the Truckee River in downtown Reno has been converted into a coppice of sculptures that originally were exhibited at Burning Man 2007... Eight trees made from recycled materials”

    related photos at (images 16-19 in gallery)

  • Burning Man Art Build 08
    TV Free Burning Man, Current TV

    “Every year thousands of people descend onto Black Rock to build a city in the desert from scratch. And for many of the artists and engineers, the period of set-up before the gates actually open has become the most important part of this yearly event.”

    More TV Free Burning Man coverage available at

  • Photo Essay: Loucura no deserto (original Portugese text)
    “Madness in the desert” (automated English translation)
    Expresso (Lisbon, Portugal), September 4, 2008

  • Gallery: Burning Man festival heats up Limited newspapers (Australia), September 2008

  • 49,599 attended Burning Man festival
    Kristin Larsen, Reno Gazette-Journal (archivcd by Friends of Black Rock/High Rock), September 3, 2008

    “In keeping with the American Dream theme, this year's Burning Man festival featured bigger, badder toys.”

    added photo essays and blog coverage from Reno Gazette-Journal

  • Man in the middle: 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
    Steven T. Jones, San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 3, 2008

    “After a 5,000 mile, 10-day trip starting and ending at Black Rock City in the Nevada desert with Denver and the convention in between... both events are about the movements that surround and define the man [in the middle].”

  • HUMMER crashes Burning Man in a big way
    Jeremy Korzeniewski,, September 2, 2008

    “Take a good look at this Hummer replica that towered over the unique individuals who gathered themselves together at the Playa”

  • A look back at another year of Burning Man in Black Rock Desert
    Sam Bauman, Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV), September 1, 2009

    “Blustery winds and constant whiteouts threatened the climax of the Burning Man. As late a six o'clock it was unsure if the big burn of the Man would take place... The 9 p.m. schedule was pushed to 10:48. A shower of fireworks signaled that Man was about to go. And go he did..”

    by the same author: Burning Man recap: Whiteouts and last-minute burn (Sept. 4, 2008)

  • Burning Man festival nears end in Nevada
    Associated Press (via Las Vegas Sun), August 31, 2008

    “The crowd for the weeklong celebration leading up to Labor Day peaked Saturday at a record 49,599, up from 47,097 last year. BLM officials said the eclectic art, music and performance festival ran smoothly and no major problems were reported.”

  • Dust storm at Burning Man: Record crowd of almost 50,000 is hit by white-out on Saturday
    Martin Griffith, Associated Press (via L.A. Times), August 30, 2008

    “Roger Farschon, incident commander for the federal Bureau of Land Management, said the dust storm.. began early Saturday afternoon and continued into the evening. "We are in (a) total whiteout," he wrote by e-mail.”

  • Burning Man pays for NHP troopers
    Scott Sonner, Associated Press (via Tahoe Daily Tribune), August 29, 2008

    “...organizers have contracted with the Nevada Highway Patrol to provide a dozen or more extra troopers a day through the weekend to assist motorists and help keep a remote 74-mile stretch of state highway safe.”

  • American Dreamers Run Free at Burning Man
    Kat Wade,, August 29, 2008

    “[Burning Man] celebrates that most-American ideal: freedom. Freedom to ride a giant red, white and blue tricycle across the playa; freedom to blow your mind however you want; freedom to traipse around wearing nothing but body paint.”

  • Electric kool-aid acid carousel: Artist Anthony Bondi prepares 'Merry Go Down' for Burning Man
    Jarret Keene, Las Vegas City Life, August 28, 2008

    “Once the sun goes down, the batteries held in steel baskets will trigger the carousel's self-contained lighting. Also, SuperBalls that light up and change color when struck are crammed into large, gridded panels, allowing for a distinct and dynamic post-sunset appearance.”

  • Burning with anticipation
    San Francisco Chronicle, August 28, 2008

    “Attendees are flocking to the remote festival site known as Black Rock City from all over the world, but the biggest crowds aren't expected until Friday.”

    additional coverage from San Francisco Chronicle at

  • Bright Light, Fake City: Burning Man's own brand of art
    Judi Brawer, Boise (Idaho) Weekly, August 27, 2008

    “Greg Briggs...created a DJ-controlled flamethrower that shoots tongues of fire out over a crowd in time with music. By day, this pyrotechnician actually fights fires as a 13-year veteran of the Boise Fire Department.”

  • Burning Man Calling: PhoneCar Roams the Playa
    Jeffrey Schwartz,, August 27, 2008

    “Howard Davis wasn't thinking about Burning Man when he tore apart a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle and fashioned a road-worthy ride that looks like a push-button phone from the '80s... and only this year decided to bring the PhoneCar, in part to celebrate his 50th birthday.”

  • Burning Man artists gear up for this year's playa performance (NO LONGER ONLINE)
    Reno Gazette-Journal, August 27, 2008

    “In the sleepy suburbs of Carson City, Reno and Sparks, baby boomers have been getting ready for months to escape the daily grind and embrace their inner creativity.”

  • Hit It Big With Your Art at Burning Man? So what comes next?
    Gary Moskowitz, Village Voice (New York City), August 26, 2008

    “What happens to these artists and their artwork after Burning Man? ...big-sculpture artists have been parlaying their desert glory into mainstream sculpture gigs at museums, public buildings, and city parks. But...”

  • American Dreamer: Reaching for the Golden Apple
    Steven T. Jones, San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 24, 2008

    “...a difficult and tiring bicycle trek to make it into the deep playa, where San Francisco artist Peter Hudson and his crew are building Tantalus. But it's worth the ride, particularly if seeking a great take on the American Dream theme.”

  • Burning Man signals early holiday for retailers
    Bill O'Driscoll and Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette-Journal, August 23, 2008

    “With tens of thousands of people passing through Reno-Sparks to converge on the Black Rock Desert, it's no wonder commerce sees opportunity...”

  • Burners Take Festival Far Beyond The Playa
    Kristin S. Larsen, Reno Gazette-Journal (archived via personal blog), August 23, 2008

    “What started as a small group of friends... in 1986 on a San Francisco beach, has exploded into hundreds of regional events and tens of thousands of participants scattered across the globe.”

  • Not your usual summer vacation
    Katie Thomson, (NJ) Green, August 22, 2008

    “I simply tell them I'm going camping in the desert in Nevada. This is a true statement. However it doesn't even come close to explaining what I am doing.”

    from the same author: Back from Burning Man. . . to the default world (Sept. 25, 2008)

  • Burners Without Borders: Firing Up Creativity and Generosity All Year 'Round, August 21, 2008

    “I feel even more of an affinity when I read through the stories [of] the year-round, international volunteering extension of the annual Burning Man gathering. What better way to extend the spirit of the gathering than to pitch in”

  • If you're looking for advice, he's the guy
    Casey Parks, Portland Oregonian, August 21, 2008

    “The line, 10 people deep, leads to a wooden booth. The chalk-drawn sign stopped Kavanaugh as soon as she saw it: Free Advice. Chris Sparhawk sits in the booth. He ... first gave advice in the Nevada desert.”

  • Eat, drink and Burn merry: Planning is the key to dining well at the Man
    Kathleen Stebbins, Reno Gazette-Journal, August 20, 2008

    “ perhaps nature's harshest, driest, dustiest, most forbiddding dining room: the Black Rock playa...with a modicum of effort, even gourmet meals aren't out of reach.”

  • Welcome to the Burning Man (photo essay)
    Piers Moore Ede, The Guardian (London, UK), August 20, 2008

  • Playa Posh: Luxury Living at Burning Man
    Renée Davidson, August 19, 2008

    “I discovered some clever options for living large on the playa without leaving a big footprint. Though all three solutions were rather low-tech, none would be accessible to Burners without the internet or open source.”

  • Arson destroys beloved Monstero! of Georgetown
    Kery Murakami, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 16, 2008

    “It was a favorite in the procession of art cars at the Fremont Solstice Parade. And twice it was pulled to the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, until it was burned itself -- not in elebration, instead apparent vandalism.”

  • Priming for Burning Man, Flames in Hand
    April Dembosky, New York Times, August 14, 2008

    “Four hours a night, three nights a week, for the last three months, about 80 people have rotated through this basement apartment for craft sessions. None will see the final presentation of their work until it is assembled in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada…”

  • Art ablaze: Local artists prepare for Burning Man
    Geralda Miller, Reno Gazette-Journal, August 10, 2008

    “The freedom to express one's creativity also defines the American Dream, and Crimson Rose, managing art director for Burning Man, says it's happening in Reno.” Includes: Damian Janssen’s “Zsu Zsu” David Boyer’s kinetic sculptures and Matthew Welter’s “Hand of Order””

  • Burning Man Temple Sneak Preview: Basura Sagrada - Sacred Trash
    Josh Keppel, KNTV (San Jose, CA), July 29, 2008

    [A] look into the preparation going into getting this huge art piece ready for Burning Man.
    Artist Shrine, who did a piece last year made out of recycled material, said he got a call from the Burning Man organizers a few months ago and was asked if he would build this year's temple.

  • Black Rock Unplugged: Before and after Burning Man, silence fills the ethereally empty landscape
    Meredith May, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, July 27, 2008

    “The Playa, a dry desert lakebed in northwestern Nevada, is so flat it creates mirages…Black Rock's blank canvas is the essence of its majesty… emigrants from Oregon came through in the 1850's on their way to California looking for gold… leaving deep tracks that are still there.”

  • Glitter and be gay: 10 tips for thriving at Burning Man
    David Alport, Travel, July 20, 2008

    “Burning Man's LGBT community is about 10-15 percent of the total population. That said, the event is about as gay as it gets in that it is a celebration of total self-expression”

  • New film celebrates Burning Man
    Steven T. Jones, San Francisco Bay Guardian (Pixel Vision blog), July 16, 2008

    “Burning Man: Voyage to Utopia" is a celebratory tribute to the event and its central players… Filmmaker Laurent Le Gall… gives viewers an inside look at the 2003 event, starting pre-playa”

  • North meets South when music celebrates life
    Ryan Salm, Tahoe World (Tahoe City, CA), July 15, 2008

    “Bands and friends met up from all over the lake…for a festival that benefited the creation of "The Stargazer." …a temple being built by Nick Hernan of South Lake in memory of Lily [Galli]”

  • Mathematical Tourist: A Tetrix at Burning Man
    Ivars Peterson, Mathematical Association of America Online, July 14, 2008

    “Mathematician… Gwen Fisher of California Polytechnic [and Paul Brown are building] an adult-sized jungle gym in the form of a Sierpin'ski tetrahedron (or tetrix) for the event… "Bat Country" will stand 21 feet tall and be built from 384 aluminum baseball bats, and 130 12-inch softballs.”

  • Burned Out on Burning Man: Can the artistic free-for-all go green?
    Matthew Taylor, Sierra Club Magazine, July/August 2008

    “Event organizers had long promoted a "leave no trace" ethic and ensured that volunteers scrub the desert of the last cigarette, but a chorus of demands for increased environmental responsibility helped motivate last year's eco-theme: Green Man.”

  • Five-Alarm Artists Turn On the Burn for Fire Arts Festival
    Jenna Wortham, Wired,com July 9, 2008

    “Industrial sculptors, mechanical engineers, flying trapeze artists -- and, of course, fire-safety officials -- are busy preparing for this year's Fire Arts Festival, which features .., some of the more fiery performances [from] Burning Man.”

  • Steam Punks in the Trees
    Rachel Swan, East Bay Express, July 9, 2008

    “… to create a piece of vintage fantasy-world architecture using scrap repurposed from the streets of West Oakland. Orlando had, at his disposal, sixty part-time workers, a small grant from Burning Man, and six months”

  • Entertainers enjoy going up in flames
    Marla Miller, Muskegon (MI) Chronicle, July 4, 2008

    “Billed as the premier "extreme fire show" of the West Michigan lakeshore …Colquitt created West Michigan Burnerz in 2003 after he attended Burning Man”

  • Fighting for the right to party: Proposed ballot measure would make it city policy to better facilitate concerts and street fairs
    Steven T. Jones, San Francisco Bay Guardian July 2, 2008

    “The "Promoting and Sustaining Music and Culture in San Francisco" charter amendment would acknowledge the importance of special events to the city's character …Save SF Culture Coalition [members include] Black Rock City LLC.”

  • Artistic Fire Pits Find Home On Ocean Beach
    Josh Keppel, KNTV/ (San Jose, CA), July 1, 2008

    “...groups like Burners Without Borders and The Black Rock Arts Foundation have teamed together with the National Parks …to help keep Ocean Beach clean [by installing] three artistic metal Fire Blooms and four colored concrete Sea Stars.”

  • Man who torched effigy early gets prison sentence
    Martha Bellisle, Reno Gazette Journal, June 28, 2008

  • Bad Parent: 96 Degrees in the Shade - I took my preschooler to Burning Man.
    Kris Vagner,, June 26, 2008

    “But if you've been a parent for any length of time, you're used to parties raging on without you. …I just felt privileged to be the one showing them that there were adults out there… whose powers of imagination could compete with a three-year-old's.”

  • Appleton man lends hand in Peru in aftermath of earthquake
    Kara Patterson, Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent, June 24, 2008

    “David Green …is in his third month of service in Peru with Burners Without Borders… "Once I saw my skills were needed, and their grass-roots way of working, and that even though I was new I could make a difference, I decided to stay," Green said.”

  • Local Burning Man members express concern for Detroit through art and public service
    Check out the Burners
    Amber Arellano, The Detroit News, June 19, 2008

    “...Michigan Burning Man community will unveil a dramatic 35-foot-tall artistic pavilion on Detroit's west side, ...a free place for community gatherings and an outdoor home for the Motor City Blight Busters' youth summer arts program.“

  • 21 Days Of Black Rock City Goes On Display: Burning Man Art Show Opens In North Bay
    Josh Keppel, KNTV/ (San Jose, CA), June 4, 2008

    “ exhibit in Petaluma, Calif., [includes] a time-lapse video taken from three still cameras that recorded an image every five minutes for 21 days, showing [a] 160-degree view of Black Rock City [and also] 130 large photographic prints [by nine photographers]“

  • Groups double exposure time by sharing Civic Center permits
    Mary Voelz Chandler, Rock Mountain News (Denver, CO), June 4, 2008

    “Artist Thomas K. Loughlin's "Pictures of You" showcases Iranian culture... [It] will debut next month. One of two tents will then head to the Burning Man festival in Nevada, while the other comes to Denver for the DNC and then to Minneapolis for the [RNC].“

  • Nevada Tribe Gets Solar Power From Burning Man, Oakland CA, - May 31, 2008

    “Students at a school on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation will get a firsthand lesson... a new solar energy system at Natchez Elementary School in Wadsworth (NV)... built through donated labor from Black Rock Solar.“

  • Bang the drum, the monkeys spin
    Patrick May, San Jose (CA) Mercury News, May 23, 2008

    “The flying monkeys are laughing at you, San Jose. You're way too serious. Lighten up. ...It's called "Homouroboros." ... a gigantic zoetrope first unveiled at last year's Burning Man... pure monkey magic.“

  • Burn, Baby, Burn: Should I bring the kids to Burning Man?
    Kris Vagner, East Bay Express (Emeryville, CA), May 21, 2008

    “People who believe so strongly in art and fun that they're willing to haul a week's worth of food, water, shelter, and silly clothing out to a barren lakebed in Northern Nevada to share good times with 40,000 strangers. Those were the things – and people – I wanted my kid to see.“

  • Giant poppies spring to life at Arboretum
    Jennifer Katz, Chestnut Hill Local (Philadelphia, PA), May 15, 2008

    “Travelers have been both delighted and perplexed by the field of large red flowers ..just inside the fence of Morris Arboretum...300 ten-foot red poppies made out of aluminum and pvc pipe and randomly "planted" in the Northwestern meadows, ...originally designed ...for Burning Man”

  • A Thing of the Past: The East Village Mamele
    Marjorie Ingall, Jewish Daily Forward (NYC), May 15, 2008

    “In some ways, The Temple is the mirror image of the Western Wall. People place notes in the Wall because of its agelessness…But they put notes in Burning Man's Temple precisely because of its ephemeral nature, because it will disappear and the notes will be immolated.”

  • ZeroOne Preview
    Gary Singh, Silicon Valley Metro/, May 14, 2008

    “Hudson first displayed Homouroboros at Burning Man last year… the Children's Discovery Museum should provide a perfect downtown San Jose setting for this project, which is simultaneously primeval and technological [yet] simple enough to appeal to those from 1 to 92.”

  • BioTour encourages new thinking on fuel
    Nick Feldman, University of Washington Daily, May 12, 2008

    “A 1989 Bluebird school bus converted to run on vegetable oil from Massachusetts to Nevada for the Burning Man Festival... transformed into a full-fledged mobile nonprofit organization that has visited 42 states and countless middle schools, high schools and colleges.”

  • Power From the People: What happens when creative consumers decide to generate their own energy?
    Brian Doherty, Reason Magazine, May 2008

    “At the 2007 Burning Man ...Mason planned to unveil a huge sculpture illustrating the potential of gasification and its terra preta byproduct. He called it the "Mechabolic," after what he had started to call the Mechabolic Hypothesis... ”

  • The Real 'Kid Nation': True tales about life as an elementary school teacher
    Don Asher, MSN Encarta, May 2008

    “She used to be a vice president of a brokerage house in Beverly Hills... Then she went to the Burning Man festival held near Gerlach, and found the desert serenity irresistible. When the festival was over, she stayed, and talked her way into a job with the local school.”

  • 'False Space' residential gallery brings art to life
    Mishia Teplitskiy, University of Texas at Dallas Mercury 4/28/08

    “The exhibition includes an installation by a Dutch artist Daniel Rozenberg called 'Checkpoint Dreamyourtopia.' During his residency at Centraltrak Rozenberg will prepare a much larger model for Nevada's "Burning Man" festival.”

  • No sugar at this 'tea party' : Annual benefit gives offbeat local artists chance to shine
    Laura Hawkins, University of Arizona Wildcat, April 24, 2008

    “What do you get when you combine fire, clowns, good music and children's literature? No, not some kind of terrifying ritual book-burning. It's "Ms. Spyder's Combustible Tea Party," …Think of it as a small sliver of Burning Man”

  • Environmental Heroes - Harnessing the Sun: Tom Price
    People Magazine, April 21, 2008

    “Black Rock Solar... brings solar power - a clean and renewable source of energy - to schools and hospitals in low-income communities”

  • Nevada Elementary School to Receive Free Solar Array From Black Rock Solar, Dubbed 'Environmental Heroes' by People Magazine
    PR NewsWire, April 15, 2008

  • Environmental Graffiti Interview: Tom Price
    Robert Knox, Environmental Grafitti, April 14, 2008

    “...if we ...could get volunteers from Burning Man to help build and install [solar power] for not very much wages, then we could build it pretty much for free”

  • Burning Man: New York photographer chronicles and his work is showing at Chemeketa Community College Art Gallery
    Ron Cowan, Statesman Journal (Salem OR), April 6, 2008

    “In 41 color photographs... Kirchheimer chronicles everything from the dust to the stark, surrealistic beauty of the the setting, the artistic creations and even the participants.”

  • Sculptor envisions colorful steel birds for Capitol Hill subway station
    Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times April 4, 2008

    “Take a pair of used fighter jets… Rearrange the slices so that each plane curves, like a heron taking flight...That's the vision of Mike Ross, the public-art sculptor for Sound Transit's future underground station at Capitol Hill...[who built] "Big Rig Jig"…last year for… Burning Man”

  • McCain To Campaign At Burning Man? April Fool's Joke? You Decide, April 1, 2008

  • McCain will not be attending Burning Man
    Reno Gazette-Journal, April 3, 2008

    “McCain's campaign staff confirmed Tuesday that a news release posted on the Burning Man Web site announcing a McCain appearance… was an April Fools' Day joke.”

  • Burnin' love: Eclectic volunteers return for movie (archive)
    Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald , March 28, 2008

    “A volunteer group that assisted both the Biloxi and Pearlington areas in the brutal aftermath of Katrina has returned to host a community potluck barbecue dinner and to premiere an hour-long film about the organization's South Mississippi experience.”

  • Burn on the Bayou' showcases Burning Man participants' post-Katrina relief efforts
    Daniel Terdiman, CNET, March 21, 2008

    “Burn on the Bayou is a strong film that successfully shows how a large group of people took it upon themselves to run to help communities that were in no position to help themselves.”

  • Burning Man costumes illuminate the outrageous
    Susan Skorupa, Reno Gazette-Journal, March 21, 2008

    “[Jan] Loverin, curator of clothing and textiles at the Nevada State Museum, and [Scott] Klette, a photographer for the museum, went to the annual Black Rock Desert event to document the fashions and costumes [for] the presentation "Nevada's Desert Dress: The Fashion of Burning Man"... "Scantily clad, nude or elaborately clad, it's because of Nevada features, our climate," Loverin said.”

  • Burning Man months away, but cheap tickets sold out
    Sam Bauman, Nevada Appeal, March 20, 2008

    “Burning Man celebration doesn't set up until Aug. 25 and tickets have been on sale for several weeks now. Prices edge up as the date nears...”

  • Pisco Shakedown: Disaster relief group, Burners Without Borders, brings hope, color and plumbing to Peru
    Gregory Dicum, Conscious Choice, March 2008

    “On August 15, 2007, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale devastated Pisco, Peru. ...The [BWB] effort in Pisco began when Sam Bloch, a carpenter who helped build Burning Man’s Center Camp, heard about the earthquake. He and three friends headed to Peru and just showed up on the scene to see if they could help.”

  • Tanker, Tanker in the Sky: An artist’s tribute to truck power
    Justine Ingersoll, RoadKing magazine, March/April 2008

    “Big Rig Jig [seen at BM 2007] was inspired by a cross-country hitch-hiking tour Ross took with his fiancée, Nicole, years ago. The couple caught the majority of their rides with truck drivers, and Ross found himself fascinated by the people and places he saw along the way.”

  • "Big Rig Jig" artist lands Sound Transit gig
    Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times, February 23, 2008.

    “For its future Capitol Hill light-rail station, transit officials have hired Mike Ross... whose sculpture of tanker trucks — "Big Rig Jig" — was a highlight of last year's Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Barbara Luecke, Sound Transit's public-art administrator, said she pursued Ross after she saw "Big Rig Jig" at Burning Man.”

  • Book Review: 'The making of Second Life'
    Daniel Terdiman, CNET, Feb 11, 2008

    “Rosedale's 1999 visit to Burning Man... influenced his view... There was a magic going on out there in the desert--a way that people dealt with each other and laid down their disbelief--with which he wanted to imbue his virtual world.”

  • Downtown Santa Cruz Closer to Burning Man
    Russ Megowan,City on A Hill Press (Santa Cruz, CA), January 2008

    “What do a flamethrower, glow-in-the-dark sneakers and a giant labyrinth have in common? They are all housed at the Museum of Art and History... as part of the exhibit 'Close to the Flame: In the Spirit of Burning Man'.”

  • Von Knowledge Sommeliers, Barcamps und der Gift Economy des Burning Man (Machine Translation)
    Media Blog (Germany), January 22, 2008

    “Burning Man, and it is a real phenomenon, the concretization of science fiction ideas, California thinkers and free spirits.... also goes to the post-monetary era....the free thinking, that we Germans are missing in many cases... refreshing as a freshly squeezed orange juice.”

  • Taking the desert by storm
    Joab Jackson, Government Computer News (, January 21, 2008

    “..all we could see was a wash of yellowish-orange flying sand and debris. Iraq? No, the 2007 Burning Man arts festival....How does one make a newspaper in the middle of the desert? The enterprise has indeed left a long line of damaged, sandblasted equipment.”

  • Hundreds of volunteers participate in Fernley flood cleanup effort
    Staff Report, Reno Gazette-Journal, January 18, 2008

    “FERNLEY--There was businessmen and women, construction workers, teachers, laborers, people from all walks of life, who came out help neighbors who were affected by the Fernley flood.”

  • Black Rock Solar
    Jeremy Faludi,, January 16, 2008

    “Ever heard of someone donating a 90-kilowatt solar array? Ever heard of them doing it over and over, and inviting you to help? Meet Black Rock Solar, a child of Burning Man's Black Rock City that plans to make a difference in the rest of the world.”

  • Wi-Fi, Philanthropy, and Solar Power
    Amy Mayer, Wi-Fi Planet, January 14, 2008

    “The array will wirelessly send information about the wattage currently being generated, ... and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions avoided since the array was installed... a real-life, real-time learning opportunity for the students using the solar power”

  • Solar man
    Steven T. Jones, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 2, 2008

    An article about Tom Price and his work with BWB and the Black Rock Solar.

  • Redefining Parties: Out of Doors, Off the Hook
    Damon Tabor, Outside Magazine, January 2008

All links last checked on February 20, 2009.