Posts Tagged ‘Burning Man’

The Tyranny of the Written Interview: A Transcribed Conversation With Monologist Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey has been a professional spoken-word storyteller for 15 years, and performing in D.C. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for five. He’s now best known for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, an exposé of the harsh conditions faced by the laborers who manufacture Apple products in Shenzen, China. The [...]

Washington Monument Replica Shoots Flames at Burning Man

Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a story about D.C.'s growing Burning Man scene, focusing on one local group's efforts to construct and burn a 20-foot replica of the Washington Monument at the yearly festival in Black Rock City, Nev. It seemed like the project, called National Treasure, was kind of [...]

Burn Before Leaving: Meet D.C.’s Burning Man Set

The theme of this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is fertility. The first thing that came to Kelly Kalac’s mind was the nation’s biggest prick.
The 30-year-old Riviera Beach, Md., resident (shown above, center) has led the construction of a 20-foot replica of the Washington Monument, an homage to the nation’s capital that [...]