The Glitch in the Game

You feel, every year, as if you were playing a game and it’s time to collect your ending: “You get the Friendsgiving ending! It’s not as good as the At Home With Family and Loving Partner ending, but it’s not the Drop Your Kids Off at 24-Hour Daycare and Go to Work ending!”

And then they ask for the money. You get your ending and the game says “and now please pay us $600 for plane tickets!”

Are You ‘Last Minute Trip to Burning Man’ Rich?

Emily Witt went to Burning Man and wrote about it for the London Review of Books. Nice work if you can get it, eh?