The Steady Rise of the Trippy Festival
Music festivals have always been the bedrock of psychedelic drug taking. Now psychedelic-themed festivals have reached a new high, as more people search for meaning away from their nine-to-five lives
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Government to Burning Man Ravers: Please Poop in Bags Now
The Bureau of Land Management has suggested Burners use more "pee bottles" and "poop bags" this year.
Did Internet Trolls Finally Ruin the Burning Man Facebook Page for Good?
The annual Nevada festival has not created a Facebook event page in two years after mercilessly being bombarded with shitposting.
Burning Man Made Me Identify as a Unicorn and Start a Sex Cult
Watch our documentary about Shaft and his hedonistic, polyamorous band of "unicorns".
Burners Recall Their Relationship Meltdowns at Burning Man
"He was just running around saying 'my nickname is Dick Tracy cause I have a really big dick'."
‘Game of Thrones’ Has Nothing on this Fire-Breathing Dragon Burning Man Bus
We talked to the creators behind the metallic mutant vehicle.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
Seventy-Two Hours at the Hasidic Burning Man
Redeem your soul, stock up on groceries, or simply dance, dance, dance to the ecstatic music proclaiming God's—and Rebbe Nachman's—eternal greatness.
Burning Man Regular DJ Three Has Some Thoughts on the Rise of Playa Tech
The Robot Heart regular focuses on his Florida roots.
How to Explain Your Thotty Raver Lifestyle to Your Family at Thanksgiving
What to say when your grandma turns to you and asks, "What's a 'Berghain'?"
Austin Gebbia (AKA Dear Morni)
Meet the Renegade DJ Crew Who Helped Bring Rave Culture to the West Coast
From Burning Man’s first sound camp to LSD-fueled God delusions, Wicked looks back on their 25 years of hard partying.
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The Future of Sex Is Orgy Domes
We spoke to Emily Witt about her brilliant new book 'Future Sex', which takes on cultural myths around sexuality and sexual experimentation with a serious, radical eye.
A History of the Laser in Dance Music
From disco parties in the 70s to Daft Punk's carnival-of-lights show at Coachella 2006, here's how lasers became a big part of what defines a rave.