Faces on the playa

Lex of the Nimby crew that build the Museum of Unnatural Selection
Lex of the Nimby crew that built the Museum of Unnatural Selection
Face was out at the Kill Station (where you get your gas) and noted how well-behaved the cat out there was. Of course, the cat there has been deceased for quite some time. It was found in a trailer. "It went in, but it didn't come out," Face said. "Smaaaart kitty."
Face was out at the Kill Station (where you get your gas) and noted how well-behaved the cat out there was. Of course, the cat had been deceased for quite some time. It was found in a trailer and is now known as "jerk kitty," because it's ... well, it's dried out. "It went in, but it didn't come out," Face said. "Smaaaart kitty."
You're right. This isn't a face. It's the stickers that were still on the coffee machines from last year when the Center Camp was being set up. By this time next week, there will be a whole new layer of them.
You're right. This isn't a face. It's the stickers that were still on one of the coffee machines from last year when the Center Camp was being set up. By this time next week, there will be a whole new layer of them.

That's August, one of the littlest Burners on the playa, with his mom, Drew.
That's August, one of the littlest Burners on the playa, with his mom, Drew.

About the author: John Curley

John Curley has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 he spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. John is a longtime newspaper person and spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was a deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since leaving the Chronicle in 2007, he was a contributing editor on Blue Planet Run, a book about the world's water crisis, and for the past two years has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has also started an event and editorial photography business, and is also working on a book about the "Ten Dollar Doc" from Arco, Idaho, which will make a lovely film someday.

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