For those of us unable to attend the Labor Day scorcher known as the Burning Man Festival, this video is just about the next best thing. This past year, a whopping 68,000 people took to the Nevada summit seeking inspiration, reconnection with what matters, or maybe just a simple change of pace. Either way, Burning Man’s growth is incredible: when it officially began just 17 years ago, a mere 20 people attended.
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In an increasingly mobile and rootless society, a few things have happened. The first is that everything–even something as intimate as romance–can be commoditized. The second is the notion that “high school sweethearts” are on their way toward becoming fossils, perhaps to be replaced by internet cyber-sweeties.
The (Middle) finger
Synonymous with various phrases revolving around a verb that begins with the letter F, the middle finger is one of the most universally recognized and reviled gestures in history. Made particularly popular by late 20th century rock and punk personalities as a sign of rebellion and anti-establishmentarianism, the finger today is used liberally by people of all ages.
The finger dates all the way back to ancient Greece when it was meant as an insult, suggesting that the recipient of the gesture would easily submit to anal intercourse. By the Roman era, the middle finger had garnered the superstitious trait of being indecent, and is seen in Roman literature as an act of ill-intention and tool of black magic.
Alienating the world one cutting quip at a time, Russell Brand took the time to tear into designer Hugo Boss’s ties with the Nazis…at an event sponsored in part by Hugo Boss. Enjoy.
Nature has a tendency to provide more than just psychologically therapeutic effects; being exposed to it every day can actually save your life. Watch this, learn, and then go outside and save your soul.
We turn to the silver screen for escape, meaning and diversion. In the process, the films we choose to see–and those that are made and draw critical success–explain much in the way of the human condition. Narrated by Orson Welles, here’s Cinema’s take on the human life cycle.