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The Desert is Not About You

By Chris Clarke There is a new gold rush in the Mojave Desert, a new ore being mined from the landscape. The mines are everywhere, but they concentrate here in the Morongo Basin. Unlike the first Gold Rush, this “gold rush” isn’t chasing gold. The New Miners aren’t after silver or uranium or borax. Unlike their predecessors in recent decades, they’re not even after the desert’s scant water or ubiquitous solar energy. Some of them are after enlightenment on demand,…

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CHAIRMAN OF THE BORED: Aur-Aelion Israel and Prospecting the Boring Desert

By Paul Cullum In the waning months of 2016, the improbably named Boring Desert, a Facebook and Instagram events calendar servicing the High and Low Desert, joined a growing wave of Morongo Basin boosterism online: High Desert Happenings (curated by C/Z Records founder Daniel House — or as he prefers it, “Dåniel Høüse”); the Joshua Tree Guide (filmmaker Casey Kiernan’s tourist-themed tie-in to his local music videos and time-lapse desert photography); artist Andrea Zittel’s sprawling Hi Desert Test Sites; the…

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Fundraiser event @ Taylor Junction – Thanks!

WOW. Thank you so much for the amazing turnout on Saturday and all the love and support you brought with you…we’re blown away by this incredible community of open hearts and minds. We raised over half the money for our print costs for Issue 2 so we’re stoked and beyond grateful. Thank you again- we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! And Terry & Rolo, we would not have been able to put this together if…

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