The Black Rock Arts Festival (a.k.a. “Burning Man”) is an annual pilgrimage for generations of artists to the alkali flats of northwest Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. David is a lifelong dissident and intellectual rebel. He despises political correctness, which replaces real, needy victims with narcissistic leftists out for a free meal. Burning Man is an annual event in the western United States at Black Rock City – a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, approximately miles ( km) north-northeast of Reno.