Is Burning Man Becoming a Religion?

A scene from Burning Man 2012 (photo via Bureau of Land Management)

When Burning Man, the radical arts festival and temporary city erected in the Nevada desert each year, announced that the theme for 2017’s event was “Radical Ritual”—derived from religious symbologies worldwide—many regular attendees viewed this... Read More

Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate


ONE OF THE MOST SAVAGE reviews ever written was published in 1818 in response to a collection of verse by a somewhat unknown poet. The critic, John Wilson Croker, declared, “the author is a copyist... Read More

Review: Westworld, (HBO), Season One

Westworld Poster (HBO)

Westworld condenses the character, theme and plot developments of an entire television series into just its first season. No sooner do we discover that a character has the motivation to commit an act than they commit... Read More

Mercury in Retrograde

Freddie Mercury performs with Queen in 1977 (Photo by Carl Lender)

Having recently discovered the music of Queen and delving into the life of its fabulous frontman, Freddie Mercury, I uncovered a critical commonality: he and I were both raised in homes made rigid by religion.... Read More

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