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Wandering Eye: The adventures of dirt-biker Chino Braxton, Burning Man still awful, and more

Wandering Eye: The adventures of dirt-biker Chino Braxton, Burning Man still awful, and more

It’s been true for 15 years, more or less, but it still bears repeating: Burning Man—the Black Rock Desert festival of art and fire—is a gargantuan shit show of preening narcissists and their platoons of stepped-on, $10-an-hour flunkies. Jacobin's Keith Spencer has it right (here in Salon): "Burning Man is earning a reputation as a 'networking event' among Silicon Valley techies, and tech magazines now send reporters to cover it. CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Alphabet are foaming fans, along with conservative anti-tax icon Grover Norquist and many writers of the libertarian (and Koch-funded) Reason magazine. Tesla CEO...

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