Freaks of Color, parts 1 & 2
"Across genres and across the globe, music became psychedelicized in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, very much including soul and R&B. Indeed, in many ways funk music begins as R&B on acid."
A selection from my introduction to a new book of photography.
New Arthur column: Can psy-trance save the world?
Burning Man 2008
Memoirs of a dusty man
Boom Festival 2008
A visit to one of Europe's premier underground neotribal festivals
Addendum: Burning Men
Some interesting feedback from Larry Harvey and others on my piece "Burning Men."
Burning Men, Part 2
Further ruminations on the meaning of this year's early burn.
A meditation on the Great Prank of Burning Man 2007
Galactic Games 1
A look at Telektonon, Jose Argüelles' Dreamspell game.
Au revoir La Contessa
Goodbye to one of Burning Man's greatest creations
Druids and Ferries
A visit to Druid Heights, a hidden mystic Beatnik Zen lesbian colony that lingers on in the wilds of Marin County.
A lengthy exploration of the sacred dimension of Burning Man, which can seem about as profane as it gets.
An in-depth look at Goa's classic trance scene: neo-tantra, electronic beats, and the psychedelic travelers unite.
Klingon Like Me
Beaming up with hardcore Klingon Trekkers.
Love and Anarchy
One of my earliest features, this 1991 article about the Rainbow Gathering prompted High Times' Steven Hagar to call me "an intellectual twit."