Burning Man's reputation for bacchanalian revelry is well deserved. The festival is one of the planet's biggest parties, famously crescendoing in the immolation of a towering wooden stick figure on Saturday night, accompanied by a chaotic, high-firepower pyrotechnics display that, unlike most firewo ... More >>
Nevada's Burning Man has had its battles over permits, fees and capacity. So far it seems to be winning. L.A.'s favorite desert party has been approved by federal authorities for four more years contingent on a few terms. Not only that, it has a new, government-approved capacity that organizers onc ... More >>
Burning Man attendees are used to getting stinky, dirty and even smokey as the eponymous hombre is eventually torched. But this year their lungs might be exposed to a different kind of smoke, and not the good kind either. As the annual festival in Black Rock, Nevada opened this week, two major blaz ... More >>
Burning Man can now have 10,000 more stinky, naked hippies than it was allowed to have last year. That means there will be a few more parking spaces in Venice as people head to the the Black Rock Desert Playa north of Gerlach, Nevada for this year's festival Aug. 27 through Sept. 3. But seriously, ... More >>
John Halcyon StynSo you couldn't get a ticket. Join the club. Burning Man has been a rich man's game for a while now, and since BMORG, the group behind it, can't seem to figure out any way to prevent scalpers (like by, say, printing your name on your ticket), prices will surely be jacked up e ... More >>
See also: Burning Man 2011 Sold Out, Literally and Figuratively; Tickets Go for $5,000 on eBay Earlier this month, Burning Man's newsletter announced a new lottery system for buying tickets to the 2012 edition of the the seven-day experimental arts and music festival. It works like this: During a ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshNot a horse burger, a standard beef burger topped with a not-so-standard quail egg from Cafe Was.Since pork is "the other white meat," what does that make horse? Once a staple of the pioneer diet and a source of nourishment during wartime, horse meat may return to American tables ... More >>
Associated Press / Dave ConklinThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management suspended races on its turf scheduled by South El Monte promoter Mojave Desert Racing while authorities continued to investigate the cause of its deadly off-road accident in San Bernardino County last weekend, a spokesman for t ... More >>
Associated Press / Dave ConklinThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management this week was looking into the tragic off-road-racing accident that took the lives of eight people over the weekend on land it controls in the high desert of San Bernardino County. In fact, all off-road racing events in the Cal ... More >>
Dave Conklin / Associated PressAuthorities said there were few limits on how close crowds could be as off-road racers zoomed by at Saturday's deadly California 200 race that saw eight spectators perish when a prerunner-type Ford Ranger truck flipped into the audience. " ... There are no deli ... More >>
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