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Burning Man is rising from the desert on August 30

A community of 60,000 will gather to make art and avoid commercialism

On the final night, a totem will be set ablaze

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Create a temporary desert temple to whatever deity or ideals you hold true.

Learn how to spin fire.

Enjoy a cold gin and tonic at the 7 Deadly Gins bar.

Or build a giant sculpture of two people embracing and burn it down, as artists Kevan Christiaens, Kelsey Owens, Bill Tubman, Joe Olivier, Matt Schultz and the Pier Group did in 2014.

All of this and more can take place at the temporary city of 60,000 people known as Burning Man, the annual gathering that is rising once again in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Dating back to 1986, this year’s Burn