Does Burning Man work?

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Dragging myself out of the Nevada desert after a week of aimless exploration at Burning Man, I hungered for a receptacle for my reflections. I was confident clicking through a few reviews and photo essays would make sense of my mystical, dust-filled dreams. I was surprised to find, though, that
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Burning irony in Burning Man literature

“It was art for art’s sake, art in its purest form, a Dadaist dream on steroids cut with a tab of acid,” explains Will Chase, editor of the Burning Man blog, in “Burning Man: Art on Fire.” After closely examining this text, I looked up to an image of Pepe
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