Ari Schindler on Pinterest Sunday, Dec 16 2012 

Pinterest is flat out cool – beautifully designed and executed software. Here is Ari Schindler on Pinterest, with pinboards for cocktails, Burning Man, illustrations, and travel.

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Kicktraq the Black Rock French Quarter Sunday, Dec 16 2012 

Kicktraq is an interesting site that records the history of Kickstarter campaigns. For instance, here is the Black Rock French Quarter on Kicktraq. Who builds all these sites that go about scraping and analyzing other sites?

Black Rock French Quarter on Kickstarter Saturday, Dec 15 2012 

Black Rock French Quarter on Kickstarter

For two years the generosity of theĀ  Kickstarter community has made the Black Rock French Quarter possible. We are still struggling to ensure that everyone receives their rewards, and are finally catching up with the last stragglers we missed this holiday season. Planning is just about to begin for Burning Man 2013, and we already have two dedicated staff members to handle rewards for our amazing sponsors, and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks again. Building great art and community is like building a company or any other organization – its stunning how much time and energy it takes to put all the systems in place, but the satisfaction of bringing something extraordinary into the world makes it all worthwhile.

At Burning Man, a Slice of New Orleans Saturday, Nov 17 2012 

KQED and the California Report did a little piece on the Sunset Supper Club, which we created at Burning Man in 2006 as part of the Golden Cafe, and has become something of an institution as part of the Black Rock French Quarter. Here is the article…

At Burning Man, a Slice of New Orleans

Sand, Scorpions and Spice at Burning Man

Jazz Funeral for the Burning Man Saturday, Nov 17 2012 

Black Rock French Quarter Mardi Gras and Jazz Funeral for the Burning Man at Black Rock City…

Burning Man Revealed Saturday, Nov 17 2012 

I went to Burning Man in 2002 and it changed my life. The positive influence the event had on me, and the new vistas it opened, are topics for another post someday – this post is merely a reminiscence of the silly page I wrote in the fever of my return to the real world. At the time, more than a few veterans of the desert proclaimed that I had given the first clear explanation of what makes Black Rock City so magical. The event is much tamer now, and far more mainstream, but this account still captures a bit of the essence of why we go, and brings a smile to my face when I remember those initial moments when I set foot in the dust…

Burning Man Revealed