Kickstarter has pages and pages of Burning Man-inspired proposals, and while most are raising money to build art installations for the festival, some are looking to fund the documentation of this desert event. Every year, over 50,000 people head to the sands of Nevada to create “Black Rock City,” an experimental society where gifts are used for all transactions and everyone is expected to contribute. Taking My Parents to Burning Man is a film that follows one young man who is bringing his parents along—“the same parents that put me through 13 years of Catholic school and a decade of Jesus camp.” There’s only a few days left before the funding must end; so far there’s been about $9,000 pledged towards the $10,000 goal. (Deadline: June 25, 2:59 a.m.)
The News Frontier
03:00 PM - June 22, 2012
The Kickstarter Chronicles
Recycling old interviews, questioning the American dream, and Catholic parents head to Burning Man
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50 years of foreign reporting from the NYRB
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.